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Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
Montana Department of Military Affairs Disaster and Emergency Services Division (DES)
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana's requirements concerning security for air toxics are covered in the state's accidental release prevention program, which follows the federal program. See the national sections RISK MANAGEMENT and SECURITY for more information.
Montana incorporates by reference the federal rules for the security of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) in connection with facility security during the life of the TSDF and during a disposal facility's post-closure care period. Montana also incorporates by reference the federal rules for storage of hazardous waste munitions and explosives. The owners and operators of solid waste facilities in Montana must ensure facility security, as under the federal rules. The state also incorporates by reference the federal rules for the storage of solid waste military munitions.
• Administration and enforcement. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces the security rules for both hazardous waste TSDFs and solid waste management facilities in Montana.
The Montana Homeland Security Task Force, with the Disaster and Emergency Services Division (DES) as the lead agency, is charged with:
The development of clear lines of communication and protocol for working with the Office of Homeland Security, the ...