(1) The provisions of the MPDES rules are to be construed as being compatible with and complementary to each other. In the event that any of these rules are found by a court of competent jurisdiction to be contradictory, the more stringent provisions shall apply.

(2) In the event that any provision of these rules is found to be invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, the remaining MPDES rules shall not be affected or diminished thereby.

History: 75-5-201, 75-5-401, MCA; IMP, 75-5-401, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 2060, Eff. 12/8/89; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 1499.