17.24.1009    DIVERSIONS

(1) With the exception of small and temporary diversions of overland flow of water around new roads, drill pads, test pits, and support facilities, no ephemeral, intermittent, or perennial stream may be diverted.

(2) Overland flow of water must be diverted in a manner that:

(a) prevents erosion;

(b) to the extent possible, using the best technology currently available, prevents additional contributions of suspended solids to streamflow or runoff; and

(c) complies with applicable portions of ARM 17.24.635 and 17.24.636 and all other applicable state or federal require-ments.

History: 82-4-204, 82-4-205, MCA; IMP, 82-4-226, 82-4-231, 82-4-232, 82-4-233, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 725, Eff. 4/1/80; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 30, Eff. 1/13/89; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 31, Eff. 1/13/95; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 3042.