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 Permitting Unit
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana incorporates by reference the federal permit application and processing rules, including the rules for remedial action plans and standardized permits. The state has stricter standards in connection with permits-by-rule and somewhat different standards for protecting business information. Unlike the federal rules, Montana requires owners and operators of TSDFs to pay permit review fees, modification fees, permit reissuance fees, and facility fees.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Materials Section administers and enforces the TSDF permit rules in Montana.
MCA 75-10-406(6) and ARM 17.53.1202
DEQ discretion. DEQ may, as it ...