(1) For this SMA:

(a) 90% of slash within 100 feet of any residence, and for 100 feet inside any portion of a cutting unit boundary that lies within 1000 feet of a residential structure or public campground must be treated by piling, chipping, burying or removing.

(b) Slash treatment must be completed within 60 days of its generation when the slash is generated during the legal fire season or by May 1 for slash created during the previous 6 months.

(c) If piling is the chosen slash treatment, then slash piles must be burned within 18 months of their generation.

(d) The department may approve other appropriate slash treatment measures that would maintain public and firefighter safety.

History: 76-13-403, MCA; IMP, 76-13-403, 76-13-406, 76-13-407, 76-13-408 and 76-13-410, MCA; NEW, 2000 MAR p. 2526, Eff. 9/22/00.