Montana Code Annotated 2019

TITLE 75. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION

CHAPTER 26. WIND GENERATION AND SOLAR FACILITIES

Part 3. Decommissioning

Release Of Bond -- Use Of Bond By Department

75-26-309. Release of bond -- use of bond by department. (1) (a) Subject to subsection (1)(b), the department shall release the bond if it is satisfied that an owner has properly decommissioned a wind generation facility or solar facility in accordance with the plan required in 75-26-304.

(b) At any time, an owner of a wind generation facility or solar facility may petition the department for release of the bond, and the department shall reply with a determination within 90 days.

(2) If the owner of a wind generation facility or solar facility fails to properly decommission a wind generation facility or solar facility and has not commenced action to rectify deficiencies within 90 days after notification by the department, the department shall cause the bond to be forfeited. The department, with staff, equipment, and material under its control or by contract with others, may take any necessary actions to decommission the wind generation facility or solar facility.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 247, L. 2017; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 304, L. 2019.