17.24.170 MILLS: CESSATION OR COMPLETION OF OPERATION
(1) Milling operations are presumed completed or ceased and thus are subject to the reclamation time schedule outlined in the approved reclamation plan when the mill has ceased operations for a period of two years or more. A permittee may rebut this assumption by providing evidence satisfactory to the department, consistent with ARM 17.24.150(2) , that the operations have not in fact been abandoned or completed.
(2) Reclamation plans must provide that all discharges from completed operations or operations in a state of temporary cessation will be consistent with provisions of ARM 17.24.151.
History: 82-4-321, MCA; IMP, 82-4-341, MCA; NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1008, Eff. 6/1/90; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 2852.