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(1) The department may require that an operator provide additional information for the plan of operation that includes, but is not limited to:

(a) vegetation;

(b) soil;

(c) surface water;

(d) ground water; and

(e) fish and wildlife surveys and assessments.

(2) The information provided pursuant to (1)(a) through (e) must be gathered, analyzed, and presented according to current professionally accepted practices. Field data must be accompanied by the names and addresses of the parties that collected and analyzed the data, and by a description of the methodologies used to gather and analyze the data.

(3) The plan of operation must include a statement signed and dated by the operator certifying that:

(a) the operator has read and understands the application, the information contained in the application, and all documents submitted in support of the application; 

(b) under penalty of 45-7-203, MCA, all the statements, descriptions, information, and documents provided to the department for the application are true and accurate to the best of the operator's knowledge and belief based upon the exercise of due diligence; and

(c) the operator will follow and adhere to the plan of operation and all other requirements of the operator described in the application and the permit and as the permit may be amended by the department in accordance with the Act and this subchapter.

History: 82-4-422, MCA; IMP, 82-4-402, 82-4-422, 82-4-423, 82-4-431, 82-4-432, 82-4-434, 82-4-436, MCA; NEW, 2004 MAR p. 317, Eff. 2/13/04; AMD, 2016 MAR p. 513, Eff. 3/19/16.

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