(1) If the political subdivision
fails to adopt land use regulations and administrative and enforcement
procedures that meet or exceed the minimum standards required by the Act and
these rules within the time specified, or fails to enforce the regulations, the
minimum standards set forth in the Act and these rules regulating the
designated floodplain or floodway will be enforced by the department.
application to the department for a permit shall be made on a standard form
furnished by the department and shall include all applicable information listed
on the form.
permit, if approved, will be given by the department on a standard form.
permit application requiring an environmental impact statement will be
specifically approved or denied by the department only after full compliance
with the provisions of the Montana Environmental Policy Act. Normally, the
period of time required for review of these permit applications will be from 60
to 120 days.