Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau Hazardous Materials Section Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana's regulations for hazardous waste generators follow the federal rules, including the generator classifications. In addition, Montana has state requirements regarding registration and fees, annual reports, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) inspections, and registration of halogenated solvents.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces Montana's rules for hazardous waste generators.
REGISTRATION AND FEE
ARM 17.53.111 and ARM 17.53.113
Annual requirement. Montana requires large and small generators to register with DEQ before accumulating, treating, storing, disposing of, transporting, or offering for transportation hazardous waste (ARM 17.53.113(3)). Generators must reregister annually. DEQ usually mails reregistration invoices by February 1. ...