36.12.1207    OBJECTIONS

(1)Objections to type "A" permit applications must comply with the following procedures:

(a) the national park service may within 60 days from the date of the BWRRO's mailing of the well log report form, file an objection providing credible information that the proposed appropriation is of ground water with characteristics to which the Compact restrictions concerning temperatures of 60 or more apply.

(b)No other objection may be filed by any person or entity.

(c)An objection must be filed on Form No. 611, Objection to Application.The objection must be received or postmarked on or before the 60 day time limit provided in the Compact to constitute a timely objection, along with the proper filing fee.An untimely objection may not be considered.

(d)Any national park service objection must set forth credible information that the appropriation is of ground water with characteristics to which restrictions established pursuant to Article IV of the Compact apply, or must provide credible information that the ground water proposed to be appropriated is hydrologically connected to the hydrothermal system within the reserved land of Yellowstone National Park based on scientific evidence according to the procedures in Article IV of the Compact.

(2)Objections to type "B" permit applications must comply with the following procedures:

(a)Any objection filed by the national park service must be filed on Form No. 611, Objection to Application.The objection must be postmarked on or before the deadline date specified in the public notice or received within 60 days from the date of mailing a well log report to be timely. The objection must be accompanied by the proper filing fee.An untimely objection may not be considered.

(b)Any national park service objection must set forth credible information as described in (1) (d) .

(c)When the national park service files a proper objection, the applicant shall provide credible information addressing the issue identified in the objection and the requirements in Article IV, section G.2.c.

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.