Montana Release Notification regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Release Notification: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Montana Water Quality Act: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-5-101 to 75-5-106 and Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.30.1045

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Air emissions:

Equipment malfunction: ARM 17.8.110

Hazardous materials: Hazardous Material Incidents Act, MCA 10-3-1201 to 10-3-1218

Hazardous waste transporter releases: 49 CFR 171.16 and ARM 17.53.702

Oil and gas wells: ARM 36.22.1103

Pesticides: ARM 4.10.1102

Underground storage tanks (USTs): ARM 17.56.502 to 17.56.505

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Military Affairs Disaster and Emergency Services Division (DES)

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Enforcement Division

DEQ Permitting and Compliance Division Air Resources Management Bureau

Montana Department of Agriculture

Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) Montana Board of Oil and Gas Conservation (MBOGC) Oil and Gas Program

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana follows the federal release notification rules and requires notification to state authorities of all federally reportable releases. To review the federal rules, see the national section RELEASE NOTIFICATION. In addition to the federal reporting requirements, the state requires notification of all spills affecting state groundwater, pesticides, malfunctions of air pollution control equipment, hazardous waste transporter releases, and oil and gas well operations releases.

Spills must be reported to the NRC hotline and the hazardous materials emergency response system. If no one can be reached at the hazardous materials emergency response system, the spill may be ...

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Montana Release Notification Resources

Type Title
Checklists CERCLA Release Reporting Checklist
Forms Spill/Release Report Form
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