Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA)
Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation Board of Oil and Gas Conservation
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana allows public access to all nonconfidential administrative records in DEQ's possession. Montana has developed regulations for the protection of confidential business information submitted to the DEQ in permit applications, monitoring reports, and other documents. In addition, the state has established disclosure rules for oil and gas wells using hydraulic fracturing treatment.
In general, any confidential information submitted to any state agency should be segregated from nonconfidential information and clearly marked confidential and not for ...