12.8.218 EMERGENCY DESIGNATED RECREATION AREA CLOSURE CRITERIA
(1) The department may, pursuant to ARM 12.8.217, adopt temporary emergency rules under the following criteria.
(a) The department receives written request for closure of designated recreation area from the interagency fire management team or similar authority that provides the description of where to implement the fire closure.
(b) The department determines that firefighting efforts on or near the designated recreation area creates imminent peril to the public health, safety, or welfare.
(c) The department determines that dangerous conditions exist on or near the designated recreation area that creates imminent peril to public health, safety, or welfare.
(2) The department may reopen the designated recreation area by repealing a temporary emergency rule when it determines that firefighting efforts or dangerous conditions on or near the area have subsided to the extent that imminent peril to the public health, safety, and welfare no longer exists.
History: 23-1-106, 87-1-303, MCA; IMP, 2-4-303, 23-1-106, 87-1-303, MCA; NEW, 2009 MAR p. 2146, Eff. 11/13/09.