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Montana Superfund: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA), Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-701 to 75-10-729 and regulations at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.55.101 to 17.55.114

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Site identification:

Facility ranking: ARM 17.55.111

Remedial investigation: MCA 75-10-707

Remedial action: MCA 75-10-711

Emergency action: MCA 75-10-712

Liability: MCA 75-10-715

Liens and condemnation: MCA 75-10-720

Penalties: MCA 75-10-714

Controlled Allocation of Liability Act (CALA): MCA 75-10-742 to 75-10-752

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau Site Response Section

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. Montana has its own Superfund program, the Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA) program for remediating contaminated sites. See the national section SUPERFUND for more information on the federal program.

CECRA authorizes the state to clean up sites that do not qualify for cleanup under the federal Superfund program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) with monies from the state Environmental Quality Protection Fund (EQPF).

The Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act formalizes the voluntary cleanup process in the state. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for more information.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau is the unit that plans, implements, and oversees remedial actions at sites with hazardous ...


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