17.24.503 SMALL DEPRESSIONS
(1) The requirement to achieve approximate original contour does not
prohibit construction of small depressions if they are approved by the
department to minimize erosion, conserve soil moisture, or promote vegetation
or wildlife use. These depressions must
be compatible with the approved postmining land use and may not restrict normal
access throughout the area or constitute a hazard. Large, permanent impoundments are governed by ARM 17.24.504 and
History: 82-4-204, MCA; IMP, 82-4-232, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 725, Eff. 4/1/80; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 30, Eff. 1/13/89; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 3042; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 811, Eff. 4/23/99.