(1) Each qualifying facility shall, in the design, installation, interconnection, maintenance, and operation of the facility, comply with the requirements of the National Electrical Safety Code, as incorporated by reference in ARM 38.5.1010.

(2) Each qualifying facility seeking parallel operation with any utility shall provide such control and protective devices as required by the utility for such operation.

(3) Each utility shall have the right:

(a) To enter the premises of the qualifying facility at reasonable times and with reasonable notice for inspection of the facility's protective devices; and

(b) To disconnect without notice if a hazardous condition exists in the generation or other equipment of the qualifying facility, and such immediate action is necessary to protect persons, utility facilities or other customers' facilities from damage or interference imminently likely to result from the hazardous condition.

(4) The Commission shall have the same power to investigate accidents occurring in the operation of any qualifying facility which result in death or serious injury to any person as it has under 69-3-107 , MCA, with respect to public utilities.


History: 69-3-103, MCA; IMP, 69-3-102, MCA; NEW, 1981 MAR p. 459, Eff. 5/15/81; AMD, 2006 MAR p. 2966, Eff. 12/8/06; AMD, 2022 MAR p. 1919, Eff. 9/24/22.