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Montana Spill Prevention (SPCC Plan): What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801

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Spill and overfill control for underground storage tanks (USTs): ARM 17.56.301

Operating plans for mills: ARM 17.24.168

Regulatory Agencies

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administers and approves Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) plans for bulk petroleum storage facilities in Montana. The state does not have an equivalent requirement and does not regulate SPCC plans. However, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) does regulate petroleum releases originating from facilities requiring SPCC plans. See the national section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for information concerning SPCC plan requirements and the state section OIL SPILLS for information on petroleum releases reporting requirements.

Certain hazardous waste facilities and facilities that manage used oil must prepare contingency plans. Montana follows the federal contingency plan rules for generators and hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) and adds standards concerning implementation, notification, and copies of the plan. See the national section CONTINGENCY PLAN for more information.

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