Montana Financial Responsibility regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Financial Responsibility: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801 and ARM 17.53.802

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Solid waste:

Landfills: ARM 17.50.540 and ARM 17.50.1118(1)(d)

Landfarms: ARM 17.50.1622

Major compost facilities: ARM 17.50.1706

Waste tire facilities: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-216 and ARM 17.50.1117(1)(e)

Pesticide applicators: ARM 4.10.101 to 4.10.103

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ARM 17.56.801 to 17.56.828

Montana Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund (Petrofund): MCA 75-11-313 and ARM 17.58.101 to 17.58.344

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau

DEQ Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board

Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) Agricultural Sciences Bureau Pesticide Program

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana follows the federal financial responsibility requirements for hazardous waste treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDFs) but has additional requirements for solid waste landfills, waste tire facilities, pesticide applicators, and underground storage tanks (USTs).

Administration and enforcement. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces the hazardous substance cleanup regulations in Montana and the financial assurance responsibilities for hazardous waste and solid waste facilities and USTs. The Montana Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund (Petrofund) is administered by the Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board. The Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA) administers ...


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