(1) An owner or operator intending to install or close an underground storage tank system without the services of a licensed installer in accordance with 75-11-213, MCA, must have the installation or closure inspected by a licensed department inspector.
(2) An owner or operator intending to have the department provide an inspector for the installation or closure of an underground storage tank system in lieu of obtaining the services of a licensed installer shall so state on the permit application submitted to the department. The permit application must be accompanied by the applicable permit review fee required by ARM 17.56.1304 and the inspection fee required by ARM 17.56.1309. As soon as practicable after a permit is issued by the department, the owner or operator must schedule an inspection for a date mutually agreeable to both the department and the applicant.
(3) A licensed department inspector need not be present when concrete or pavement is being removed from over an underground storage tank system in preparation for a closure or repair so long as the tank and its associated piping are not disturbed by the activity.