(1) The department may issue an emergency air quality open burning permit to allow burning of a substance not otherwise approved for burning under this subchapter if the applicant demonstrates that the substance to be burned poses an immediate threat to public health and safety, or plant or animal life, and that no alternative method of disposal is reasonably available.
(2) Oral authorization to conduct emergency open burning may be granted by the department upon receiving the following information:
(a) facts establishing that alternative methods of disposing of the substance are not reasonably available;
(b) facts establishing that the substance to be burned poses an immediate threat to human health and safety or plant or animal life;
(c) the legal description or address of the site where the burn will occur;
(d) the amount of material to be burned;
(e) the date and time of the proposed burn;
(f) the date and time that the spill or incident giving rise to the emergency was first noticed; and
(g) a commitment to pay the appropriate air quality permit application fee required under ARM 17.8.515 within ten working days of permit issuance.
(3) Within ten days of receiving oral authorization to conduct emergency open burning under (2), the applicant must submit to the department a written application for an emergency open burning permit containing the information required above under (2)(a) through (f). The applicant shall also submit the appropriate air quality permit application fee required under ARM 17.8.515.