17.30.1214 TECHNOLOGY-BASED REQUIREMENTS FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES FOR EXISTING FACILITIES
(1) The purpose of this rule is to establish technology-based requirements that apply to the location, design, construction, and capacity of the cooling water intake structures at existing facilities. This rule implements section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act for existing facilities. These requirements are implemented through MPDES permits.
(2) Section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act provides that any standards established pursuant to section 301 and 306 of the federal Clean Water Act and applicable to point sources shall require that the location, design, construction, and capacity of the cooling water intake structure reflect the best technology available for minimizing adverse environmental impact.
(3) Existing facilities with cooling water intake structures that are not subject to technology-based requirements under ARM 17.30.1211 must meet the requirements of section 316(b) of the federal Clean Water Act, as determined by the department on a case-by-case, best professional judgment (BPJ) basis.
History: 75-5-305, 75-5-401, MCA; IMP, 75-5-305, 75-5-401, MCA; NEW, 2011 MAR p. 2131, Eff. 10/14/11.