(1) The department shall conduct an inspection:

(a) at least once per calendar year for each permitted operation; and

(b) at least three times per year for each active operation that:

(i) uses cyanide or other metal leaching solvents or reagents;

(ii) has expected or ongoing acid rock drainage; or

(iii) exceeds 1000 acres in permit area.

(2) The department shall provide copies of operating permit inspection reports to any appropriate state or federal land managing agency, if requested by the agency.

(3) The department shall provide a copy of each report to the operator.


History: 82-4-321, MCA; IMP, 82-4-337, 82-4-339, MCA; NEW, 1994 MAR p. 2952, Eff. 11/11/94; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 2852; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 640, Eff. 4/9/99; AMD, 2000 MAR p. 473, Eff. 2/11/00; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1830, Eff. 9/24/22.