17.30.1806 PROGRAM APPROVAL AND REPORTING
(1) Upon receipt of a district program application by the department, the
department will have 30 calendar days to conduct a completeness review of the
application. If the application is
incomplete, the department shall send written notification to the board of directors
identifying the deficiencies and requesting additional information. Upon receipt of the requested information,
the department will have 30 days to conduct a completeness review.
(2) Upon determination that the application is
complete, the department shall immediately notify the board of directors and
submit the completed application to the board, along with a report and
recommendation regarding approval of the district program. At its next regularly scheduled meeting
following the department's submission of the report and recommendation under
this rule, the board shall hold a hearing on the application.
(3) Prior to implementation of the local water
in areas that have been added to the district, changes in the boundaries of a
district must be described in a program amendment and submitted to the board
for approval as an amendment to the approved program in accordance with 75-5-311(7) ,
MCA, and the procedures in (1) and (2) of this rule.
(4) One year after board approval of a district
program and annually thereafter, the board of directors shall submit to the
department a report that evaluates the effectiveness of the district
program. The report shall include a
description of program activities, a discussion of the degree to which program
goals, objectives and schedules have been satisfied, monitoring results, a
budget summary, and a description of the number and status of permits issued
and enforcement actions initiated, as applicable to a particular district
(5) A district shall retain all records for a
minimum of 3 years and make its monitoring data available to the department
History: 75-5-201, MCA; IMP, 75-5-311, MCA; NEW, 1993 MAR p. 543, Eff. 4/16/93; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 1499.