(1) The owner or operator of any existing source not excluded under ARM 17.30.1022 discharging pollutants into state ground waters shall file an MGWPCS permit application within one year of October 29, 1982.
(2) The owner or operator of any source with an MGWPCS permit who proposes any modification, subsequent to October 29, 1982, which the department determines may result in violation of existing permit conditions shall file a new completed MGWPCS permit application no less than 180 days prior to the day on which it is desired to commence operation of the modified discharge.
(3) The owner or operator of any proposed source not excluded under ARM 17.30.1022 which may discharge pollutants into state ground waters shall file a completed MGWPCS permit application no less than 180 days prior to the day on which it is desired to commence operation of the source.
(4) All applications for an MGWPCS permit must be submitted on forms obtained from the department and must contain the following information as deemed necessary by the department:
(a) a specific site plan, indicating topography;
(b) location of treatment works and disposal systems;
(c) location of adjacent state surface waters;
(d) list of surface owners and lessees of land within one mile of the proposed source;
(e) location of water supply wells and springs within one mile;
(f) description of waste or process solutions to be contained on site; and
(g) information describing existing ground water quality and uses within one mile of the site.
(5) The department may require the submission of additional data and information with any MGWPCS permit application where warranted by the potential impacts of a source including, but not limited to, the following:
(a) specific design conditions and process descriptions, proposed alternatives, soil conditions, descriptions in areas proposed for location of treatment ponds and land disposal, geological conditions, ground water characteristics, local hydrogeology, discussion of potential for and measures to be taken for emergency and accidental spills, chemical and physical characteristics of process water and wastewater, nature of proposed pond sealants and linings.
(b) for industrial wastes, waste flow diagrams showing water and material balances, chemical additions, and waste volumes and concentrations before and after treatment including, but not limited to, oil and other floating material, biochemical oxygen demand, settleable and suspended solids, acids, alkalies, dissolved salts, organic materials, toxic materials, compounds producing taste and odor in water, and colored materials and dyes.
(c) proposed measures to be taken to provide alternative water supplies or treatment in the event any domestic, municipal, agricultural, or commercial/industrial well is adversely affected by the operation of the source; and
(d) a written evaluation of alternative disposal practices for maximization of environmental protection.
(6) Operators who have submitted permit applications for ground water discharge sources to the department under the MPDES permit program will be deemed to have complied with the requirements of this rule.