Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau (HWSCB)
DEQ Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board (Board)
Montana Department of Justice (DOJ) Fire Prevention and Investigation Bureau
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana has adopted the Uniform Fire Code for regulation of aboveground storage tanks (ASTs) and allows owners or operators of certain ASTs to participate in the Petrofund.
The state has established the Montana Petroleum Tank Release Cleanup Fund, known as Petrofund, which satisfies a portion of the financial responsibility requirements for eligible tank owners. Montana has state-specific rules governing registrations, permits, inspections, fees, and installer licensing for owners and operators who want to qualify for a reduced deductible and reimbursement under the Petrofund.
A spill prevention control and countermeasure (SPCC) plan is required for ASTs of a certain capacity that contain oil. See the state section SPILL PREVENTION—SPCC PLAN for additional plan guidance.
Montana's underground storage tank (UST) rules are similar to the federal EPA rules and outline the specifications of UST system construction, design, operation, ...