(1) An operator shall submit one annual production report that addresses all opencut operations during the previous calendar year to the department on or before March 1 of each year.
(2) The annual production report must be submitted electronically or on a form provided by the department. The report must list all sites where the operator engaged in permitted, unpermitted, or limited opencut operations and describe the amount of materials removed for each site.
(3) The annual production report must be accompanied by payment of the annual fee, in accordance with 82-4-437, MCA. The federal government, state of Montana, counties, cities, and towns are exempt from annual fees.
(4) The department may require an operator to provide documentation of materials removed for the purpose of verifying the amounts reported under this rule.