(1) Except as otherwise provided in this rule, owners and operators of UST systems must, in response to a confirmed release from a tank or system, comply with the requirements of this subchapter. Owners or operators of PSTs seeking reimbursement from the Montana petroleum tank release cleanup fund, must, in response to a confirmed release from a tank or system, comply with the requirements of this subchapter. This subchapter does not apply to USTs excluded under ARM 17.56.102(2) and (4) and UST systems subject to RCRA Subtitle C corrective action requirements under section 3004(u) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended.
(2) If corrective action, initial response and abatement, initial site history, remedial investigation, preparation of remedial investigation and cleanup plans, or cleanup, or any of them are conducted by:
(a) the department through a response action contractor employed by the department, this subchapter governs only to the extent it is not inconsistent with the master contract and task order agreed to between the contractor and the department.
(b) the owner or operator of the PST or UST system, whether with or without a response action contractor, this subchapter governs only to the extent it is not inconsistent with any order issued by a court, the department, or any corrective action plan approved by the department.