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(1) An owner or operator of a solid waste management system shall construct, maintain, and operate that system in conformance with the requirements of this subchapter, the plan of operation and maintenance approved by the department, all local zoning, system planning, building, and protective covenant provisions, and any other legal requirements that may be in effect.

(2) In addition to the requirements of ARM 17.50.509, the owner or operator of a solid waste management facility shall satisfy the following general operating requirements:

(a) all solid waste management must be confined to areas within the facility that can be effectively maintained and operated in compliance with this subchapter. The areas to which waste is confined must be created and maintained by supervision, fencing, signs, or similar means approved by the department;

(b) the owner or operator shall take effective measures to control litter at landfill facilities;

(c) salvaging of materials by the public is prohibited unless the owner or operator submits for department approval a demonstration that it can be done in a manner protective of human health and the environment;

(d) a resource recovery, recycling, or solid waste treatment facility and components must be designed, constructed, maintained, and operated to control litter, insects, rodents, odor, residues, wastewater, and air pollutants;

(e) a container at a transfer station used as part of a management system for Group II solid wastes must be maintained and kept in a sanitary manner and emptied at least once per week; and

(f) a solid waste management facility must be designed, constructed, and operated in a manner to prevent harm to human health and the environment.


History: 75-10-204, MCA; IMP, 75-10-204, MCA; NEW, 2010 MAR p. 317, Eff. 2/12/10.

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