36.14.401 OPERATION PERMIT REQUIREMENTS
(1) For all high-hazard dams not exempt pursuant to the act and ARM 36.14.103, the department shall require an operation permit and impose such reasonable conditions as are necessary to ensure that high-hazard dams are safely operated and maintained, and that the operation and maintenance of high-hazard dams are consistent with the act and all implementing orders and administrative rules. An application for an operation permit to operate a high-hazard dam must be submitted to the department:
(a) before operation of a high-hazard dam for which a construction permit has been issued; and
(b) by the date specified in the permit for renewal of an operation permit for a permitted high-hazard dam.