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(1) Owners and operators of UST systems shall cooperate fully with inspections, monitoring, and testing conducted by the department or the implementing agency, as well as requests for document submission, testing, and monitoring by the owner or operator pursuant to section 9005 of Subtitle I of RCRA, as amended or pursuant to other state laws or rules, including the following:

(a) owners and operators shall submit the following information to the department:

(i) notification for all UST systems which includes certification of installation for new UST systems;

(ii) reports of all releases including suspected releases, spills and overfills, and confirmed releases;

(iii) corrective actions planned or taken including initial abatement measures, initial site history, free product removal, the result of remedial investigations, and cleanup plan; and

(iv) a notification before permanent closure or change-in-service;

(b) owners and operators shall maintain the following information:

(i) documentation of operation of corrosion protection equipment;

(ii) documentation of UST system repairs;

(iii) recent compliance with release detection requirements; and

(iv) results of the site investigation conducted at permanent closure; and

(c) owners and operators shall keep the records required either:

(i) at the UST site and immediately available for inspection by the department or the implementing agency;

(ii) at a readily available alternative site and be provided for inspection by the department or the implementing agency upon request; or

(iii) in the case of permanent closure records required under ARM 17.56.705, owners and operators are also provided with the additional alternative of mailing closure records to the department if they cannot be kept at the site or an alternative site as indicated above.

History: 75-11-505, MCA; IMP, 75-11-505, MCA; NEW, 1989 MAR p. 1912, Eff. 11/23/89; TRANS, from DHES, 1995 MAR p. 2259; AMD, 2003 MAR p. 1079, Eff. 5/23/03; AMD, 2010 MAR p. 1888, Eff. 8/27/10.

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