Governing Law and Regulations
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 ...