(1)All permit applications must be filed with the department's Bozeman water RESOURCES regional office.Form No. 600, Application for Beneficial Water Use Permit must be used and the appropriate fee must accompany the application.

(2)All applications must include a statement of whether the proposed use requires water with a temperature of 60F or more.

(3)A type "A" permit applicant is not required to prove the 85-2-311 , MCA, permit issuance criteria.

(4)A type "B" permit applicant shall prove the criteria in 85-2-311 , MCA, prior to issuance.

(5)If an application, its corresponding well log or other verification indicates water of 60F or more, the application must follow additional requirements set out in Article IV, section G.2.c.

(6)If an application is located in a basin tributary to a category 3 or 4 stream, the applicant must meet additional requirements set out in Article II, section B.2.b.

(7)Failure to meet the requirements in (2) , (4) , (5) or (6) renders the application defective and the application must be returned for completion according to state law.

History: 85-20-401, MCA, Article IV; IMP, 85-20-401, MCA, Article IV. I. 5. ; NEW, 1997 MAR p. 469, Eff. 3/11/97.