(1) The following conditions, in addition to those set forth in ARM 17.30.1342, apply to all MPDES permits within the categories specified below:
(a) All existing manufacturing, commercial, mining, and silvicultural dischargers, in addition to the reporting requirements under ARM 17.30.1342(12) , shall notify the department as soon as they know or have reason to believe:
(i) That any activity has occurred or will occur which would result in the discharge on a routine or frequent basis, of any toxic pollutant which is not limited in the permit, if that discharge will exceed the highest of the following "notification levels":
(A) 100 micrograms per liter;
(B) 200 micrograms per liter for acrolein and acrylonitrile; 500 micrograms per liter for 2,4-dinitrophenol and for 2-methyl-4,6-dinitrophenol; and one milligram per liter for antimony;
(C) five times the maximum concentration value reported for that pollutant in the permit application in accordance with ARM 17.30.1322(7) (g) ; or
(D) the level established by the department in accordance with ARM 17.30.1344(6) .
(ii) That any activity has occurred or will occur which would result in any discharge, on a non-routine or infrequent basis, of a toxic pollutant which is not limited in the permit, if that discharge will exceed the highest of the following "notification levels":
(A) 500 micrograms per liter;
(B) one milligram per liter for antimony;
(C) 10 times the maximum concentration value reported for that pollutant in the permit application in accordance with ARM 17.30.1322(7) (g) ; or
(D) the level established by the department in ARM 17.30.1344, in accordance with 40 CFR 122.44(f) .
(b) All POTW's shall provide adequate notice to the department of the following:
(i) any new introduction of pollutants into the POTW from an indirect discharger which would be subject to the effluent limits or standards of performance adopted and set forth in ARM 17.30.302 if it were directly discharging those pollutants; and
(ii) any substantial change in the volume or character of pollutants being introduced into that POTW by a source introducing pollutants into the POTW at the time of issuance of the permit.
(iii) For purposes of this rule, adequate notice must include information on:
(A) the quality and quantity of effluent introduced into the POTW; and
(B) any anticipated impact of the change on the quantity or quality of effluent to be discharged from the POTW.
(c) All permits issued to concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs) , in addition to meeting those requirements set forth in ARM 17.30.1322, 17.30.1330, 17.30.1341, and 17.30.1342 must include the requirements set out in 40 CFR 122.42(e) . The design, monitoring, recordkeeping, reporting, and specifications for CAFOs must be prepared in accordance with and comply with the criteria set forth in the technical standards for nutrient management and effluent limit guidelines established in 40 CFR Part 412 and department Circular DEQ-9, "Montana Technical Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations."
(3) The board adopts and incorporates by reference:
(a) 40 CFR 122.44(f) , which is a federal agency rule setting forth "notification levels" for dischargers of pollutants that may be inserted in a permit upon a petition from the permittee or upon the initiative of the department;
(b) 40 CFR Part 412, which establishes the effluent limitation guidelines and best management practices for CAFOs; and
(c) department Circular DEQ-9, "Montana Technical Standards for Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations," 2005 edition.
(4) See ARM 17.30.1303 for additional information about all materials incorporated by reference. All material that is incorporated by reference may be obtained from the Department of Environmental Quality, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901.