12.11.6601    DEPARTMENT'S AUTHORITY TO CLOSE PUBLIC WATERS DUE TO EMERGENCY

1) The commission authorizes the department to adopt temporary emergency rules to close public waters or portions thereof to public use as provided in ARM 12.11.6603.

(2) Public use of the water means boating, floating, swimming, fishing, and any other public occupation of the waters.

(3) The commission authorizes the department to reopen public waters closed by temporary emergency rule as provided in ARM 12.11.6603.

History: 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 2-4-303, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2008 MAR p. 1317, Eff. 6/27/08; AMD, 2009 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 11/13/09.