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Subchapter 1
401 Certification
17.30.101 PURPOSE AND POLICY access file 11/1/1991
17.30.102 DEFINITIONS access file 11/1/1991
17.30.103 APPLICATION FOR CERTIFICATION access file 11/1/1991
Rule 17.30.104 reserved
17.30.105 DEPARTMENT CERTIFICATION OPTIONS access file 10/8/1999
17.30.106 TENTATIVE DETERMINATION BY THE DEPARTMENT access file 11/1/1991
Rule 17.30.107 reserved
17.30.108 PUBLIC NOTICE AND FINAL DETERMINATION BY THE DEPARTMENT access file 11/1/1991
17.30.109 APPEAL TO THE BOARD access file 11/1/1991
Subchapter 2
Water Quality Permit and Authorization Fees
17.30.201 PERMIT APPLICATION, DEGRADATION AUTHORIZATION, AND ANNUAL PERMIT FEES access file 8/8/2014
Subchapter 3
Prohibited Compounds (Phosphorus)
17.30.301 POLICY access file 8/29/1986
17.30.302 DEFINITIONS access file 8/29/1986
17.30.303 PROHIBITIONS AND EXCEPTIONS access file 8/29/1986
Subchapter 4
reserved
Subchapter 5
Mixing Zones in Surface and Ground Water
17.30.501 PURPOSE access file 8/12/1994
17.30.502 DEFINITIONS access file 5/13/2017
Rules 17.30.503 and 17.30.504 reserved
17.30.505 GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR MIXING ZONE DESIGNATIONS access file 8/12/1994
17.30.506 WATER QUALITY ASSESSMENT access file 8/12/1994
17.30.507 SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS FOR SURFACE WATER MIXING ZONES access file 8/8/2014
17.30.508 SPECIFIC RESTRICTIONS FOR GROUND WATER MIXING ZONES access file 8/12/1994
Rules 17.30.509 through 17.30.514 reserved
17.30.515 DEPARTMENT PROCEDURES access file 8/12/1994
17.30.516 STANDARD MIXING ZONES FOR SURFACE WATER access file 8/8/2014
17.30.517 STANDARD MIXING ZONES FOR GROUND WATER access file 8/12/1994
17.30.518 SOURCE SPECIFIC MIXING ZONES access file 8/12/1994
Subchapter 6
Surface Water Quality Standards and Procedures
17.30.601 POLICY access file 8/1/1980
17.30.602 DEFINITIONS access file 8/8/2014
17.30.603 APPLICATION AND COMPOSITION OF SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS access file 9/11/1992
Rules 17.30.604 and 17.30.605 reserved
17.30.606 STREAM CLASSIFICATION access file 12/31/1972
17.30.607 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--CLARK FORK COLUMBIA RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT THE FLATHEAD AND KOOTENAI RIVER DRAINAGES access file 5/13/2017
17.30.608 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--FLATHEAD RIVER DRAINAGE access file 5/13/2017
17.30.609 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--KOOTENAI RIVER DRAINAGE access file 5/13/2017
17.30.610 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--MISSOURI RIVER DRAINAGE EXCEPT YELLOWSTONE, BELLE FOURCHE, AND LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER DRAINAGES access file 5/13/2017
17.30.611 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATION--YELLOWSTONE RIVER DRAINAGE access file 5/13/2017
17.30.612 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--LITTLE MISSOURI RIVER DRAINAGE--BELLE FOURCHE DRAINAGE access file 8/1/1980
17.30.613 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--HUDSON BAY DRAINAGE access file 8/1/1980
17.30.614 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS--NATIONAL PARK, WILDERNESS AND PRIMITIVE AREA WATERS access file 8/1/1980
17.30.615 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATIONS AND DESCRIPTIONS - CONSTRUCTED DITCHES, SEASONAL AND SEMI-PERMANENT LAKES, AND EPHEMERAL STREAMS access file 2/24/2006
17.30.616 WATER-USE CLASSIFICATION AND DESCRIPTIONS FOR PONDS AND RESERVOIRS CONSTRUCTED FOR THE DISPOSAL OF COAL BED METHANE WATER REP 10/12/2012
17.30.617 OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS -- DESIGNATION access file 2/24/2006
Rule 17.30.618 reserved
17.30.619 INCORPORATIONS BY REFERENCE access file 5/13/2017
17.30.620 SPECIFIC SURFACE WATER QUALITY STANDARDS--GENERAL access file 2/24/2006
17.30.621 A-CLOSED CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.622 A-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.623 B-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.624 B-2 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.625 B-3 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.626 C-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.627 C-2 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.628 I CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.629 C-3 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.630 TEMPORARY WATER QUALITY STANDARDS access file 4/11/2014
17.30.631 NUMERIC ALGAL BIOMASS AND NUTRIENT STANDARDS access file 8/16/2002
Rules 17.30.632 through 17.30.634 reserved
17.30.635 GENERAL TREATMENT STANDARDS access file 8/8/2014
17.30.636 GENERAL OPERATION STANDARDS access file 9/9/1997
17.30.637 GENERAL PROHIBITIONS access file 10/12/2012
17.30.638 OUTSTANDING RESOURCE WATERS -- PROHIBITIONS access file 2/24/2006
Rule 17.30.639 reserved
17.30.640 MIXING ZONE REP 7/4/1996
17.30.641 SAMPLING METHODS access file 5/13/2017
Rules 17.30.642 through 17.30.644 reserved
17.30.645 RADIOLOGICAL CRITERIA REP 3/19/2016
17.30.646 BIOASSAYS access file 5/13/2017
Rules 17.30.647 through 17.30.649 reserved
17.30.650 D-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.651 D-2 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.652 E-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.653 E-2 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.654 E-3 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.655 E-4 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.656 E-5 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.657 F-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.658 G-1 CLASSIFICATION STANDARDS REP 10/12/2012
Rule 17.30.659 reserved
17.30.660 NUTRIENT STANDARDS VARIANCES access file 6/24/2017
Rules 17.30.661 through 17.30.669 reserved
17.30.670 NUMERIC STANDARDS FOR ELECTRICAL CONDUCTIVITY (EC) AND SODIUM ADSORPTION RATIO (SAR) access file 5/19/2006
Subchapter 7
Nondegradation of Water Quality
17.30.701 PURPOSE access file 8/12/1994
17.30.702 DEFINITIONS access file 5/13/2017
Rules 17.30.703 and 17.30.704 reserved
17.30.705 NONDEGRADATION POLICY--APPLICABILITY AND LEVEL OF PROTECTION access file 2/24/2006
17.30.706 INFORMATIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR NONDEGRADATION SIGNIFICANCE/AUTHORIZATION REVIEW access file 2/24/2006
17.30.707 DEPARTMENT PROCEDURES FOR NONDEGRADATION REVIEW access file 8/12/1994
17.30.708 DEPARTMENT PROCEDURES FOR ISSUING PRELIMINARY AND FINAL DECISIONS REGARDING AUTHORIZATIONS TO DEGRADE access file 2/24/2006
Rules 17.30.709 through 17.30.714 reserved
17.30.715 CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING NONSIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN WATER QUALITY access file 5/13/2017
17.30.716 CATEGORIES OF ACTIVITIES THAT CAUSE NONSIGNIFICANT CHANGES IN WATER QUALITY access file 2/24/2006
17.30.717 IMPLEMENTATION OF WATER QUALITY PROTECTION PRACTICES access file 8/12/1994
17.30.718 CRITERIA FOR NUTRIENT REDUCTION FROM SUBSURFACE WASTEWATER TREATMENT SYSTEM (SWTS) access file 6/18/2004
Subchapter 10
Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System
17.30.1001 DEFINITIONS access file 5/13/2017
17.30.1002 CLASSIFICATION OF GROUND WATER REP 1/15/1999
17.30.1003 GROUND WATER QUALITY STANDARDS REP 1/15/1999
Rule 17.30.1004 reserved
17.30.1005 APPLICABILITY OF GROUND WATER STANDARDS AND BASIS FOR CLASSIFICATIONS access file 1/15/1999
17.30.1006 CLASSIFICATIONS, BENEFICIAL USES, AND SPECIFIC STANDARDS FOR GROUND WATERS access file 2/24/2006
17.30.1007 SAMPLE COLLECTION, PRESERVATION, AND ANALYSIS METHODS access file 5/13/2017
Rules 17.30.1008 and 17.30.1009 reserved
17.30.1010 MIXING ZONE access file 8/12/1994
17.30.1011 NONDEGRADATION access file 8/12/1994
Rules 17.30.1012 through 17.30.1021 reserved
17.30.1022 EXCLUSIONS FROM PERMIT REQUIREMENTS access file 10/12/2012
17.30.1023 PERMIT APPLICATIONS access file 10/29/1982
17.30.1024 REVIEW PROCEDURES access file 10/29/1982
Rules 17.30.1025 through 17.30.1029 reserved
17.30.1030 GENERAL PERMIT CONDITIONS access file 10/29/1982
17.30.1031 SPECIAL PERMIT CONDITIONS access file 10/29/1982
17.30.1032 DURATION OF PERMIT access file 10/29/1982
17.30.1033 REISSUANCE OF PERMITS access file 10/29/1982
Rules 17.30.1034 through 17.30.1039 reserved
17.30.1040 PUBLIC NOTICE access file 10/29/1982
17.30.1041 DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION access file 10/29/1982
17.30.1042 GENERAL PERMITS access file 12/14/1984
Rules 17.30.1043 and 17.30.1044 reserved
17.30.1045 EMERGENCY POWERS OF THE DEPARTMENT access file 10/29/1982
Subchapter 11
Storm Water Discharges
17.30.1101 PURPOSE AND SCOPE access file 2/14/2003
17.30.1102 DEFINITIONS access file 2/14/2003
Rules 17.30.1103 and 17.30.1104 reserved
17.30.1105 PERMIT REQUIREMENT access file 2/14/2003
17.30.1106 EXCLUSIONS access file 12/25/2014
17.30.1107 DESIGNATION PROCEDURES: SMALL MS4S access file 2/14/2003
Rules 17.30.1108 and 17.30.1109 reserved
17.30.1110 APPLICATION PROCEDURES: GENERAL access file 2/14/2003
17.30.1111 APPLICATION PROCEDURES, PERMIT REQUIREMENTS: SMALL MS4S access file 2/14/2003
Rules 17.30.1112 through 17.30.1114 reserved
17.30.1115 NOTICE OF INTENT PROCEDURES: CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITY access file 2/14/2003
17.30.1116 INDUSTRIAL NO-EXPOSURE CERTIFICATION access file 2/14/2003
17.30.1117 TRANSFER OF PERMIT COVERAGE access file 2/14/2003
Subchapter 12
Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Standards
17.30.1201 PURPOSE AND SCOPE access file 12/31/2011
17.30.1202 DEFINITIONS access file 10/13/2011
17.30.1203 CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR IMPOSING TECHNOLOGY-BASED TREATMENT REQUIREMENTS IN MPDES PERMITS - VARIANCE PROCEDURES access file 10/14/2011
Rules 17.30.1204 and 17.30.1205 reserved
17.30.1206 TOXIC POLLUTANT EFFLUENT STANDARDS access file 10/14/2011
17.30.1207 EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS AND STANDARDS OF PERFORMANCE access file 10/14/2011
17.30.1208 HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES REP 10/14/2011
17.30.1209 SECONDARY TREATMENT REP 10/14/2011
17.30.1210 CRITERIA AND STANDARDS FOR DETERMINING ALTERNATIVE EFFLUENT LIMITATIONS FOR THERMAL DISCHARGES access file 10/14/2011
17.30.1211 TECHNOLOGY-BASED REQUIREMENTS FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES FOR NEW FACILITIES access file 10/14/2011
17.30.1212 INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES FOR NEW FACILITIES access file 10/14/2011
17.30.1213 ALTERNATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES FOR NEW FACILITIES access file 10/14/2011
17.30.1214 TECHNOLOGY-BASED REQUIREMENTS FOR COOLING WATER INTAKE STRUCTURES FOR EXISTING FACILITIES access file 10/14/2011
Subchapter 13
Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Permits
17.30.1301 PURPOSE AND SCOPE access file 2/14/2003
17.30.1302 CONFLICTING PROVISIONS; SEVERABILITY access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1303 INCORPORATIONS BY REFERENCE REP 12/21/2012
17.30.1304 DEFINITIONS access file 12/21/2012
Rules 17.30.1305 through 17.30.1309 reserved
17.30.1310 EXCLUSIONS access file 12/21/2012
17.30.1311 PROHIBITIONS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1312 EFFECT OF PERMIT access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1313 CONTINUATION OF EXPIRING PERMITS access file 6/12/1992
Rules 17.30.1314 through 17.30.1320 reserved
17.30.1321 CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1322 APPLICATION FOR A PERMIT access file 5/13/2017
17.30.1323 SIGNATORIES TO PERMIT APPLICATIONS AND REPORTS access file 2/14/2003
Rules 17.30.1324 through 17.30.1329 reserved
17.30.1330 CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATIONS access file 4/12/2013
17.30.1331 CONCENTRATED AQUATIC ANIMAL PRODUCTION FACILITIES AND AQUACULTURE PROJECTS access file 6/12/1992
17.30.1332 STORM WATER DISCHARGES REP 2/14/2003
17.30.1333 SILVICULTURAL ACTIVITIES access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1334 TECHNICAL STANDARDS FOR CONCENTRATED ANIMAL FEEDING OPERATION access file 4/12/2013
Rules 17.30.1335 through 17.30.1339 reserved
17.30.1340 NEW SOURCES AND NEW DISCHARGERS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1341 GENERAL PERMITS access file 4/12/2013
17.30.1342 CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL PERMITS access file 6/12/1992
17.30.1343 ADDITIONAL CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF MPDES PERMITS access file 4/12/2013
17.30.1344 ESTABLISHING LIMITATIONS, STANDARDS, AND OTHER PERMIT CONDITIONS access file 6/12/1992
17.30.1345 CALCULATING MPDES PERMIT CONDITIONS access file 6/12/1992
17.30.1346 DURATION OF PERMITS access file 12/8/1989
Rules 17.30.1347 through 17.30.1349 reserved
17.30.1350 SCHEDULES OF COMPLIANCE access file 6/12/1992
17.30.1351 REQUIREMENTS FOR RECORDING AND REPORTING OF MONITORING RESULTS access file 2/14/2003
Rules 17.30.1352 and 17.30.1353 reserved
17.30.1354 DISPOSAL OF POLLUTANTS INTO WELLS, INTO PUBLICLY OWNED TREATMENT WORKS, OR BY LAND APPLICATION access file 12/8/1989
Rules 17.30.1355 through 17.30.1359 reserved
17.30.1360 TRANSFER OF PERMITS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1361 MODIFICATION OR REVOCATION AND REISSUANCE OF PERMITS access file 4/12/2013
17.30.1362 MINOR MODIFICATIONS OF PERMITS access file 4/12/2013
17.30.1363 TERMINATION OF PERMITS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1364 APPLICATION PROCESSING PROCEDURES access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1365 MODIFICATION, REVOCATION AND REISSUANCE, OR TERMINATION OF PERMITS access file 12/8/1989
Rules 17.30.1366 through 17.30.1369 reserved
17.30.1370 DRAFT PERMITS access file 6/12/1992
17.30.1371 FACT SHEET access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1372 PUBLIC NOTICE OF PERMIT ACTIONS AND PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1373 PUBLIC COMMENTS AND REQUESTS FOR PUBLIC HEARINGS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1374 PUBLIC HEARINGS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1375 OBLIGATION TO RAISE ISSUES AND PROVIDE INFORMATION access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1376 REOPENING OF THE PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1377 RESPONSE TO COMMENTS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1378 ISSUANCE AND EFFECTIVE DATE OF PERMIT access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1379 STAYS OF CONTESTED PERMIT CONDITIONS access file 12/8/1989
Rules 17.30.1380 through 17.30.1382 reserved
17.30.1383 CONDITIONS REQUESTED BY GOVERNMENT AGENCIES access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1384 DISPOSAL WELLS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1385 AGENCY MEMBERSHIP RESTRICTIONS access file 12/8/1989
17.30.1386 STATE AND EPA COORDINATION REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1387 SMALL CONFINEMENT FACILITIES FOR ANIMALS access file 12/8/1989
Subchapter 14
Pretreatment
17.30.1401 APPLICABILITY REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1402 DEFINITIONS REP 3/19/2016
Rules 17.30.1403 and 17.30.1404 reserved
17.30.1405 LOCAL LAW REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1406 NATIONAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS: PROHIBITED DISCHARGES REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1407 NATIONAL PRETREATMENT STANDARDS: CATEGORICAL STANDARDS REP 3/19/2016
Rules 17.30.1408 and 17.30.1409 reserved
17.30.1410 REMOVAL CREDITS REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1411 PRETREATMENT PROGRAMS: DEVELOPMENT BY POTW REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1412 POTW PRETREATMENT PROGRAMS AND AUTHORIZATION TO REVISE PRETREATMENT STANDARDS: SUBMISSION FOR APPROVAL REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1413 APPROVAL PROCEDURES FOR POTW PRETREATMENT PROGRAMS AND POTW GRANTING OF REMOVAL CREDITS REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1414 REPORTING REQUIREMENTS FOR POTW'S AND INDUSTRIAL USERS REP 3/19/2016
Rules 17.30.1415 through 17.30.1418 reserved
17.30.1419 CONFIDENTIALITY OF INFORMATION REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1420 NET/GROSS CALCULATION REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1421 UPSET PROVISION REP 3/19/2016
Rules 17.30.1422 through 17.30.1424 reserved
17.30.1425 BYPASS REP 3/19/2016
17.30.1426 MODIFICATION OF POTW PRETREATMENT PROGRAMS REP 3/19/2016
Subchapter 15
Montana In-Situ Mining of Uranium Control System (MIMUCS) Permit
17.30.1501 PURPOSE REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1502 DEFINITIONS REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1503 EXISTING SOURCES REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1504 PROPOSED SOURCE REP 2/25/1997
Rules 17.30.1505 through 17.30.1510 reserved
17.30.1511 SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1512 PILOT TESTING REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1513 PROCESSING PROCEDURE REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1514 ISSUANCE OR DENIAL REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1515 CONDITIONS REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1516 DURATION OF PERMIT REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1517 MODIFICATIONS REP 2/25/1997
Rules 17.30.1518 and 17.30.1519 reserved
17.30.1520 SAMPLING, PRESERVATION, ANALYSIS AND QUALITY CONTROL REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1521 REISSUANCE REP 2/25/1997
Rules 17.30.1522 through 17.30.1524 reserved
17.30.1525 SPILLS OR UNANTICIPATED DISCHARGES REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1526 PUBLIC NOTICE REP 2/25/1997
17.30.1527 DISTRIBUTION OF INFORMATION REP 2/25/1997
Subchapter 16
Water Quality Administrative Enforcement Procedure
17.30.1601 ENFORCEMENT PROCEDURE REP 7/4/1996
17.30.1602 EMERGENCY PROCEDURE REP 3/19/2016
Subchapter 17
Miscellaneous Policies and Procedures
17.30.1701 NUTRIENT TRADING access file 12/21/2012
Subchapter 18
Procedures for Local Water Quality District Program Approval and Granting Enforcement Authority
17.30.1801 PURPOSE access file 4/16/1993
17.30.1802 DEFINITIONS access file 4/16/1993
17.30.1803 NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 4/16/1993
Rule 17.30.1804 reserved
17.30.1805 PROGRAM APPLICATION CONTENT access file 4/16/1993
17.30.1806 PROGRAM APPROVAL AND REPORTING access file 4/16/1993
17.30.1807 PROCEDURES FOR GRANTING STATE ENFORCEMENT AUTHORITY TO LOCAL WATER QUALITY DISTRICTS access file 4/16/1993
Subchapter 19
reserved
Subchapter 20
Assessment of Administrative Penalties for Violations of Water Quality Act
17.30.2001 DEFINITIONS REP 3/19/2016
Rule 17.30.2002 reserved
17.30.2003 ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS FOR ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES REP 3/19/2016
Rule 17.30.2004 reserved
17.30.2005 FORMULA FOR DETERMINING ADMINISTRATIVE PENALTIES REP 5/5/2006
17.30.2006 EXTENT AND GRAVITY OF THE VIOLATION REP 5/5/2006
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