80-15-104. Administration. (1) The department and the department of environmental quality shall administer this chapter.
(2) The department of environmental quality is responsible for the establishment and enforcement of agricultural chemical ground water standards and interim numerical standards as authorized by 80-15-201, ground water monitoring as authorized by 80-15-202 and 80-15-203, providing comments to the department during the development of agricultural chemical ground water management plans, promoting research as set forth in 80-15-107, and related responsibilities set forth in Title 75, chapter 5.
(3) The department is responsible for the preparation, implementation, and enforcement of agricultural chemical ground water management plans as authorized by 80-15-211 through 80-15-218, 80-15-401 through 80-15-405, and 80-15-411 through 80-15-414, public education as authorized by 80-15-106, ground water monitoring as authorized by 80-15-202 and 80-15-203, other duties related to promoting research as set forth in 80-15-107, and related responsibilities set forth in Title 80, chapters 8 and 10.
(4) This chapter does not limit the department's responsibility to enforce agricultural chemical label directions and prohibitions.
(5) The administration of this chapter, including rulemaking and hearing functions authorized by this chapter, must be conducted in accordance with the Montana Administrative Procedure Act, Title 2, chapter 4.