75-6-103. Duties of board. (1) The board has general supervision over all state waters that are directly or indirectly being used by a person for a public water supply system or domestic purposes or as a source of ice.
(2) The board shall, subject to the provisions of 75-6-116 and as provided in 75-6-131, adopt rules and standards concerning:
(a) maximum contaminant levels for waters that are or will be used for a public water supply system;
(b) fees, as described in 75-6-108, for services rendered by the department;
(c) monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting by persons who own or operate public water supply systems;
(d) requiring public notice to all users of a public water supply system when a person has been granted a variance or exemption or is in violation of this part or a rule or order issued pursuant to this part;
(e) the siting, construction, operation, and modification of a public water supply system or public sewage system, including requirements to remedy:
(i) defects in the design, operation, or maintenance of a public water supply system or public sewage system in order to prevent or correct introduction of contamination into water used for a public water supply system, for domestic purposes, or as a source of ice;
(ii) fecal contamination in water used by a public water supply system; or
(iii) failure or malfunction of the sources, treatment, storage, or distribution portion of a public water supply system in order to prevent or correct introduction of contamination into water used for a public water supply system, for domestic purposes, or as a source of ice;
(f) the review of the technical, managerial, and financial capacity of a proposed public water supply system or public sewage system, as necessary to ensure the capability of the system to meet the requirements of this part;
(g) the collection and analysis of samples of water used for drinking or domestic purposes;
(h) the issuance of variances and exemptions as authorized by the federal Safe Drinking Water Act and this part;
(i) administrative enforcement procedures and administrative penalties authorized under this part;
(j) standards and requirements for the review and approval of programs that may be voluntarily submitted by suppliers of public water supply systems to prevent water supply contamination from a cross-connection, including provisions to exempt cross-connections from the standards and requirements if all connected systems are department-approved public water supply systems;
(k) (i) allowable uses of reclaimed wastewater and classification of those uses;
(ii) treatment, monitoring, recordkeeping, and reporting standards and requirements tailored to each classification that must be met by the public sewage system to protect the uses of the reclaimed wastewater and any receiving water;
(iii) prohibition of reclaimed wastewater uses that are not allowable under subsection (2)(k)(i) or for which the reclaimed wastewater has not been treated in compliance with rules adopted under subsection (2)(k)(ii); and
(iv) a requirement that an applicant who proposes to use reclaimed wastewater pursuant to this subsection (2)(k) has obtained any necessary authorizations required under Title 85 from the department of natural resources and conservation; and
(l) any other requirement necessary for the protection of public health as described in this part.
(3) Board rules must provide for the following:
(a) except as provided in 75-6-131, a water supply or water distribution facility reviewed and approved by the department is not subject to changes in department design and construction criteria for a period of 36 months after written approval of the facility is issued by the department;
(b) except for facilities subject to permit requirements under Title 75, chapter 5, part 4, and except as provided under rules adopted pursuant to 75-6-131, a system of water supply, drainage, wastewater, or sewage reviewed and approved under this section is not subject to changes in department design or construction criteria for a period of 36 months after written approval is issued by the department;
(c) plans and specifications for a portion of a facility or system subject to a 36-month limit on criteria changes pursuant to subsections (3)(a) and (3)(b), but not constructed within the 36-month timeframe, must be resubmitted for department review and approval before construction of that portion of the facility;
(d) the provisions of this subsection (3) may not limit an applicant's ability to alter a proposed project that is otherwise in conformance with applicable laws, rules, standards, and criteria.
(4) The board may issue orders necessary to fully implement the provisions of this part.
History: En. Sec. 142, Ch. 197, L. 1967; amd. Sec. 70, Ch. 349, L. 1974; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 556, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 69-4903; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 556, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 197, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 645, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 13, Ch. 471, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 488, L. 1995; amd. Sec. 8, Ch. 73, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 511, L. 1999; amd. Sec. 3, Ch. 423, L. 2007; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 85, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 449, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 85, L. 2011.