17.30.603 APPLICATION AND COMPOSITION OF SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS
(1) The standards in this subchapter are adopted to establish maximum allowable changes in surface water quality and to establish a basis for limiting the discharge of pollutants which affect prescribed beneficial uses of surface waters.
(2) The surface water quality standards are composed of all rules of this subchapter.
(3) The provisions of ARM 17.30.635 through 17.30.637, 17.30.640, 17.30.641, 17.30.645, and 17.30.646 apply to all surface waters unless they conflict with ARM 17.30.620 through 17.30.629 in which case the requirements of ARM 17.30.620 through 17.30.629 prevail.
(4) The standards of this subchapter are applicable where these standards are or would be violated by discharges to ground water.
History: 75-5-201, 75-5-301, MCA; IMP, 75-5-301, MCA; Eff. 12/31/72; AMD, Eff. 11/4/73; AMD, Eff. 9/5/74; AMD, 1980 MAR p. 2252, Eff. 8/1/80; AMD, 1992 MAR p. 2064, Eff. 9/11/92; TRANS, from DHES, 1996 MAR p. 1499.