(1) For purposes of meeting the delivery prohibition requirements of The Energy Policy Act of 2005, whenever the department finds that there has been significant noncompliance with Title 75, chapter 11, part 5, MCA, or with rules, permits, or orders issued pursuant to part 5, and the department has suspended, revoked, or determined not to renew an operating permit pursuant to ARM 17.56.308(7), or determined not to issue, or determined not to renew an operating permit pursuant to 75-11-509(9), MCA, the department will classify such underground storage tank(s) as ineligible for delivery, deposit, or acceptance of product.
(2) The department shall:
(a) make every reasonable effort to notify tank owners, operators, or both prior to prohibiting the delivery, deposit, or acceptance of product;
(b) notify product deliverers when an underground storage tank is ineligible for delivery, deposit, or acceptance of product;
(c) issue a certificate that clearly identifies the ineligible underground storage tank classified in (1); and
(d) issue an operating permit to the owner or operator within ten business days to reclassify an ineligible underground storage tank as eligible following correction of violations identified as significant noncompliance based on a follow-up inspection report submitted to the department in accordance with ARM 17.56.309(8).
(3) The certificate issued in (2)(c) must be conspicuously displayed at the facility until the underground storage tank is reclassified as eligible for delivery, deposit, or acceptance of product.
(4) Tanks issued a certificate in (2)(c) will be posted on the department's "Do
Not Fill" web site at: http://deq.mt.gov/Portals/112/Land/UST/Documents/MonthlyReportsPDF/NonPermittedTanks.pdf.