Montana Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Montana Water Quality Act: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-5-101 to 75-5-106 and Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.30.1045

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

Air emissions:

Equipment malfunction: ARM 17.8.110

Hazardous materials: Hazardous Material Incidents Act, MCA 10-3-1201 to 10-3-1218

Hazardous waste transporter releases: 49 CFR 171.16 and ARM 17.53.702

Oil and gas wells: ARM 36.22.1103

Pesticides: ARM 4.10.1102

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ARM 17.56.502 to 17.56.505

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

>> Read more about Release Notification

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | Florida | Georgia | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New York | North Carolina | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin |

Montana Release Notification Resources

Release Notification Products

Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Recordkeeping for EHS Managers

One of the most tedious aspects of an EHS manager’s job is to keep track of a host of records. Laws have been passed in every jurisdiction requiring facilities to produce and retain records of various kinds. Don’t get caught without the necessary records in the event of a surprise EPA or OSHA inspection! This special report shows EHS managers at a glance the records they must keep on hand and for how long.

Download Now!

This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard.

Also included are 3 useful tables which provide:
  • A summary listing of federal environmental recordkeeping requirements
  • A list of federal safety recordkeeping requirements.
  • A list of federal recordkeeping requirements for DOT and the Department of Homeland Security as they apply to hazardous material transporters and chemical facilities.
Download Now!