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37.111.205    LAYOUT PLAN REVIEW

(1) A person proposing to construct, alter, or enlarge a general services campground, limited services campground, or trailer court must submit scaled layout plans and specifications of the proposal to the department and the local health authority. Facilities proposed in the plans and specifications must meet the requirements of this rule, ARM 37.111.206 and 37.111.207. Department approval of the plans and specifications must be obtained prior to constructing a campground or trailer court or altering or enlarging an existing campground or trailer court.

(a) If the proposal includes a service building, cabin, cooking shelter, or other structure that will be available for public use, plans and specifications for these facilities must also be submitted to the department and local health authority, and approval must be obtained from the department.

(b) If layout plans submitted to the department include a combination of general services and limited services campgrounds, then each campground type and location must be clearly designated in the plans.

(c) If the proposal submitted to the department also qualifies as a subdivision, public water supply system, or public sewage system, plans for the water supply system, sewage system, solid waste disposal method and surface drainage control for a campground or trailer court must be prepared and submitted to the department and the local health authority in accordance with the subdivision plan review requirements in ARM Title 17, chapter 36, subchapter 3, and the public water supply requirements in ARM Title 17, chapter 38, subchapter 1, as applicable.

(2) Layout plans must be drawn in detail and to scale, and must show:

(a) name and address of developer;

(b) name and address of architect, engineer, or designer;

(c) legal description of property;

(d) number and size of all trailer spaces and campsites and detail of each typical trailer space or campsite;

(e) water service lateral pipe size, material, and location on layout plan;

(f) sewer service lateral pipe size, material, gradient, and location on layout plan;

(g) detail of water and sewer line crossings;

(h) cross section of water riser indicating pipe size and material;

(i) cross section of stop-and-waste valve and drain system;

(j) cross section of sewer riser indicating pipe size, material, and provisions for capping when not in use;

(k) location of water and sewer riser on typical trailer space;

(l) location and detail of each watering station;

(m) location and detail of each sanitary station;

(n) location and detail of each solid waste storage area;

(o) location and detail of service building and any other building;

(p) information relating to the water supply and distribution system; sewage collection, treatment, and disposal system; surface drainage; and solid waste disposal as required by ARM 17.36.104; and

(q) evidence that the required license application fee assessed under ARM 37.111.211 has been paid. This fee is nonrefundable.

(3) The plans and specifications must also show at least 20 feet of side-by-side separation distance between manufactured homes in trailer courts.

(4) Existing utilities in a proposed campground or trailer court may be used only if it can be shown to the department that the existing utilities meet or exceed current standards. Conversion of a campground or trailer court from one type to another must be approved by the department.

(5) Within 60 days after the receipt of an incomplete plan submittal the department will make any deficiencies known to the applicant.

(6) Within 60 days after the receipt of a complete plan submittal the department must take final action, unless an environmental impact statement is required, at which time this deadline may be increased to 120 days or a later time if agreed to by the applicant.

(7) If, after review of plans and specifications for the proposed campground or trailer court, the department is satisfied that the campground or trailer court meets the requirements of this subchapter, approval will be given authorizing construction of the campground or trailer court for purposes of this subchapter only.

(8) Approval to construct is for a period not to exceed 2 years, after which, if construction has not begun, plans and specifications must again be submitted for re-evaluation under rules in effect at the time of resubmittal. Any period of non-licensure for 2 or more years also requires re-submittal of plans and specifications for review and approval by the department before the campground or trailer court is relicensed.

(9) A campsite or trailer space in a proposed campground or trailer court or proposed addition to an existing campground

or trailer court may not be occupied until:

(a) the department has approved the proposed plans and specifications;

(b) the applicant demonstrates that all improvements have been made as described in the approved plans;

(c) an inspection has been made by the local health authority or department to confirm that fact; and

(d) the local health authority has validated the license application.

(10) Layout plans submitted under this rule are reviewed under authority provided by Title 50, chapter 52, MCA, and this subchapter. Department approval of layout plans under this subchapter does not constitute approval for compliance with building codes, fire codes, or other state, federal, or local requirements (including compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Public Law 101-336) .

(11) The department hereby adopts and incorporates by reference the provisions of ARM 17.36.104, setting out information to be included in an application for subdivision approval; ARM Title 17, chapter 36, subchapter 3, setting out subdivision plan review requirements; and Title 17, chapter 38, subchapter 1, which describes plan submittal requirements for public water supply systems and public sewage systems. Copies of ARM 17.36.104; Title 17, chapter 36, subchapter 3, and Title 17, chapter 38, subchapter 1; may be obtained from the Department of Public Health and Human Services, Health Policy and Services Division, Food and Consumer Safety Section, 1400 Broadway, P.O. Box 202951, Helena, Montana 59620-2951.

History: Sec. 50-52-102, MCA; IMP, Sec. 50-52-102, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, 1982 MAR p. 1101, Eff. 5/28/82; AMD, 1995 MAR p. 634, Eff. 4/28/95; TRANS, from DHES, 2001 MAR p. 2425.

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