Montana Pollution Prevention regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Pollution Prevention: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Montana Integrated Waste Management Act, Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-801 to 75-10-807

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State governments: MCA 75-10-805

Procurement conditions: MCA 75-10-806

Alternative energy generation: MCA 15-32-401 to 15-32-407

Tax credits: MCA 15-32-402

Cooperative purchasing: MCA 18-4-402

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division Air, Energy, and Pollution Prevention Bureau

Montana State University (MSU) Montana Pollution Prevention (P2) Program (MTP2 Program) MSU Extension Service

Montana Department of Revenue

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. In addition to following some of the federal programs, the state has developed its own programs to address pollution prevention (P2) under authority of the Montana Integrated Waste Management Act. For more information about the federal P2 programs, see the national section POLLUTION PREVENTION. These programs include the Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP) and Cooperative Purchasing Program.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Air, Energy, and Pollution Prevention Bureau promotes the reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting of wastes, and works to expand the business markets and opportunities to use the wastes productively. The Bureau's P2 initiatives track waste reduction and recycling activities across the state, and the Bureau is a central contact regarding P2. The state also provides technical assistance to businesses, industry, communities, and individuals.

The Montana Department of Revenue is responsible for administering the ...


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