Montana Containers regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Containers: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Container management requirements: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801(1) and ARM 17.53.901(1) (interim status)

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Empty container standards: ARM 17.53.501(1)

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau Hazardous Materials Section Hazardous Waste Program

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 by reference the federal container and empty container requirements. Owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities that use containers must comply with additional permit application requirements, including a state permit application fee. See the state section TSDF PERMITS to review Montana's permitting requirements.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces the hazardous waste container requirements in Montana.

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