Montana Chemicals regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Chemicals: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Mercury: Montana Mercury-Added Thermostat Collection Act, Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-1501 to 75-10-1509

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Phosphates: Montana Code Annotated MCA 75-7-401 to 75-7-412 and regulations at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.30.301 to 17.30.303

County regulation: MCA 75-7-411

Definitions: ARM 17.30.302

Exclusions: ARM 17.30.303

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)

Montana Department of Transportation (MDT)

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 federal hazardous materials transportation regulations, with some modifications. See the state section HAZARDOUS MATERIALS TRANSPORTERS and the national section IMPORTS AND EXPORTS OF CHEMICALS for a summary of federal requirements. In addition, a security plan may be required by hazardous materials transporters. The plan must include an assessment of possible transportation security risks for hazmat shipments. See the national section SECURITY for more information.

Certain states, including Montana, have implemented legislation banning specific products containing mercury aimed at reducing mercury in the environment. See the state sections HAZARDOUS AIR POLLUTANTS and RECYCLING for more information concerning mercury management.

Some states, including Montana, have passed laws limiting the amount of phosphates in household dishwasher detergent sold in the state.

Montana has adopted by reference the federal rules for exporting and importing of hazardous wastes with additional notification requirements. See ...


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