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(1) No person may install or close an underground storage tank system without a permit issued by the department pursuant to ARM 17.56.1305 or 17.56.1306.

(2) Except as provided in (6) :

(a) a completed application for a major installation permit must be filed by the permit applicant on a form provided by the department at least 30 days prior to the proposed date of installation; and

(b) a completed application for a minor installation or closure permit must be filed by the permit applicant on a form provided by the department at least 20 days prior to the proposed date of installation or closure.

(3) If the installation or closure is to be conducted by:

(a) a licensed installer, the licensed installer shall sign the permit application;

(b) an owner or operator with an on-site installation or closure inspector, the owner or operator must sign the permit application.

(4) The department shall notify an applicant if it determines that an application is incomplete and provide an explanation of what information is needed for the application to be considered complete. The department shall hold incomplete applications pending the receipt of additional information.

(5) The application must be accompanied by the permit application review fee required by ARM 17.56.1304 and any applicable inspection fee required by ARM 17.56.1309.

(6) The department, in its discretion, may waive the 30-day requirement in (2) if the applicant makes a sufficient showing of unforeseen and unforeseeable circumstances and if the applicant does not qualify for an emergency permit under ARM 17.56.1306.

History: 75-11-204, MCA; IMP, 75-11-204, 75-11-209, 75-11-212, MCA; EMERG, NEW, 1990 MAR p. 1827, Eff. 10/1/90; AMD, 1994 MAR p. 2744, Eff. 10/14/94; TRANS, from DHES, 1995 MAR p. 2259; AMD & TRANS, 2000 MAR p. 969, Eff. 4/14/00; AMD, 2005 MAR p. 443, Eff. 4/1/05.

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