Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Air and Waste Management Bureau Hazardous Waste Program
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Because of the federal government's special role in matters of foreign policy, EPA does not authorize states to administer federal import and export functions in any section of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) hazardous waste regulations. However, state programs are still required to adopt current federal requirements in order to maintain their equivalency with the federal program. Therefore, Montana has incorporated by reference the federal rules for the exporting and importing of hazardous waste, with the additional requirement that exporters in Montana send exception and annual reports to DEQ. See the national section EXPORTS AND IMPORTS OF HAZARDOUS WASTE for federal requirements.
Required by both the Department of Transportation (DOT) and EPA, the manifest is the shipping document that travels with hazardous waste from the point of generation. EPA requires Montana (and all states) to use the revised federal form of manifest: the standardized Uniform Hazardous Waste Manifest (EPA Form 8700-22). Montana's rules for hazardous waste manifest ...