Montana Trade Secrets: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Air: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-2-105 and Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.8.1205(5)

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Nonconfidential: MCA 75-2-105

Operating permit applications: ARM 17.8.1205(5)

Waste: ARM 17.53.201 to 17.53.213

Information requests: ARM 17.53.207 to 17.53.212

Extensions: ARM 17.53.212(5)

Nonconfidential: ARM 17.53.206

Water: MCA 75-5-105; ARM 17.30.1321 and ARM 17.30.1419

Court decisions: ARM 17.30.1321(1) and ARM 17.30.1419(1)

Nonconfidential: ARM 17.30.1321(2) and ARM 17.30.1419(2)

Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA), MCA 75-10-707

Pesticides: ARM 4.11.1101 to 4.11.1117

Submission: ARM 4.11.1101

Delivery: ARM 4.11.1109

Tracking: ARM 4.11.1101

Authorized access: ARM 4.11.1104

Environmental impact statements (EIS): ARM 17.4.633

Hydraulic fracturing: ARM 36.22.608

Regulatory Agencies

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 ...

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