Montana Corrective Action regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Corrective Action: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Standards and requirements for treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs): Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801(1)

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Corrective action for underground storage tanks (USTs): ARM 17.56.601 to 17.56.608

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana adopts by reference the federal corrective action requirements for hazardous and solid (nonhazardous) waste management units at hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) as well as the rules covering corrective action management units (CAMUs), temporary units (TUs), and staging piles. The rules for CAMUs and staging piles that are incorporated by reference include the revisions made by federal EPA in 2002.

Administration and enforcement. The Montana Department of Environmental Quality's (DEQ) Hazardous Materials Section administers and enforces the corrective action requirements in Montana for TSDFs and USTs.

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