Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Military Affairs Disaster and Emergency Services Division (DES)
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Enforcement Division
DEQ Permitting and Compliance Division Air Resources Management Bureau
Montana Department of Agriculture
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (MBOGC) Oil and Gas Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana follows the federal release notification rules and requires notification to state authorities of all federally reportable releases. To review the federal rules, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. In addition to the federal reporting requirements, the state requires notification of all spills affecting state groundwater, pesticides, malfunctions of air pollution control equipment, hazardous waste transporter releases, and oil and gas well operations releases.
Spills must be reported to the NRC hotline and the hazardous materials emergency response system. If no one can be reached at the hazardous materials emergency response system, the spill may be ...