Montana Brownfields regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Brownfields: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

State participation in federal Superfund Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-601 to 75-10-627

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Montana Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA): MCA 75-10-701 to 75-10-751

Montana Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act (VCRA): MCA 75-10-730 to 75-10-738

Eligibility: MCA 75-10-732

VCP applications: MCA 75-10-733

Plan requirements: MCA 75-10-734

Public notice: MCA 75-10-735

Plan approval: MCA 75-10-736

Responsible parties: MCA 75-10-737

Closure: MCA 75-10-738

Methamphetamine Cleanup Program (MCP): MCA 75-10-1301 to 75-10-1306

Delisting facilities: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.55.114

Regulatory Agencies

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau

Regional Brownfields Team

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 enacted the Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act (VCRA) as part of the state Superfund law, CECRA. Be sure to refer to the Montana Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA) listing, ranking, and delisting rules. Although these rules do not define the VCRA process, they do pertain to VCRA sites as well as CECRA sites.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau is the unit that plans, implements, and oversees remedial actions at sites with hazardous or deleterious substance releases at commercial and industrial facilities, transportation facilities, municipal landfills, and ...


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