(1) This subchapter does not relieve any owner or operator of the responsibility for complying with any applicable federal or Montana statute, rule or board or court order, except as specifically provided in this subchapter.

(2) Issuance of a Montana air quality permit does not affect the responsibility of a permittee to comply with the applicable requirements of any control strategy contained in the Montana State Implementation Plan.

(3) A permittee may not commence operation of a facility or emitting unit if construction, modification or installation has been completed in such a manner that the facility or emitting unit cannot operate in compliance with applicable statutes, rules, or requirements specified in the permit.

History: 75-2-111, 75-2-204, MCA; IMP, 75-2-211, MCA; NEW, 2002 MAR p. 3567, Eff. 12/27/02.