(1) The requirements of this subchapter apply to oil and gas well facilities that were completed after March 16, 1979, or that were modified after March 16, 1979, and that have the potential to emit (PTE) more than 25 tons per year (TPY) of any airborne pollutant that is regulated under this chapter.

(2) Notwithstanding (1) , the requirements of ARM 17.8.1603 do not apply until July 1, 2006, to oil and gas well facilities completed prior to January 3, 2006.

(3) The owner or operator of an oil and gas well facility shall submit to the department an application for a Montana air quality permit, pursuant to ARM 17.8.748, no later than January 3, 2006, or within 60 days after the initial well completion date for the facility, whichever is later.

(4) An owner or operator who complies with the requirements of this subchapter may construct, install, or use equipment necessary to complete or operate an oil or gas well facility without a permit until the department's decision on the application is final.

History: 75-2-111, 75-2-211, MCA; IMP, 75-2-211, MCA; NEW, 2005 MAR p. 2660, Eff. 1/1/06.