Montana Leak Detection regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Leak Detection: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Montana Underground Storage Tank (UST) Act, Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-11-501 to 75-11-526 and regulations at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.56.101 to 17.56.1426

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Aboveground Storage Tanks (ASTs) and adoption of the Uniform Fire Code: ARM 17.57.106

Montana UST Installer Licensing and Permitting Act, MCA 75-11-201 to 75-11-232

UST systems: ARM 17.56.401, ARM 17.56.407 and ARM 17.56.408

UST installation: ARM 17.56.204

Petroleum UST systems: ARM 17.56.402

Hazardous substance UST systems: ARM 17.56.403

Release detection methods: ARM 17.56.407

Metal mining: ARM 17.24.187

Oil/gas well facilities: ARM 17.8.1712

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation Division Technical Services Bureau

DEQ Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau

DEQ Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board

Department of Justice (DOJ) Division of Criminal Investigation Fire Prevention and Investigation Bureau

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana's leak detection rules generally parallel federal standards. The state's pollution control rules include leak detection standards as a safeguard to preventing spills, releases, and unnecessary contamination. The specific leak detection system standards vary, depending on the type of unit or facility. See the national section LEAK DETECTION for a review of general and federal leak detection requirements.

Montana's UST program follows the federal program except that it covers additional types of tanks and contains several more stringent requirements. Montana has adopted the Uniform Fire ...


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