Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Environmental Policy Act, Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-1-101 et seq.
Clean Air Act of Montana, MCA 75-2-101 to 75-2-429
Asbestos Control Act, MCA 75-2-501 et seq.
Water quality laws: MCA 75-5-101 et seq.
Water permits laws: MCA 75-5-401 to 75-5-405
Concentrated feeding operations laws: MCA 75-5-801 to 75-5-803
Montana Hazardous Waste Management Act, MCA 75-10-401 to 75-10-451
Underground storage tank laws: MCA 75-11-201 to 75-11-526
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) identification (ID) numbers:
Generators: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.601
Generator registration: ARM 17.53.111 and ARM 17.53.113
Transporters: ARM 17.53.701
Transporter registration: ARM 17.53.703
Treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): ARM 17.53.801
Universal wastes: ARM 17.53.1301
Used oil management: ARM 17.53.1401
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
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. In Montana, the counterpart to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The DEQ is responsible for protecting Montana's land, water, and air from pollution.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ has received authorization from the EPA to implement its own air, water, and waste management rules. To receive federal authorization, DEQ's air, water, and waste rules must be at least as stringent as the federal rules. To maintain its federal authorization, the DEQ is required to continue to either adopt EPA's latest environmental ...