Montana Hazardous Waste Determination regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Hazardous Waste Determination: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Identification and classification of hazardous waste: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.105(4), ARM 17.53.501, and ARM 17.53.502

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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 incorporates by reference the federal rules for identifying and classifying hazardous waste, including the federal exclusion that conditionally excludes cathode-ray tubes from the definition of solid waste. Check with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) to see whether the state has yet adopted any of these more recent federal conditional exclusions from the definitions of hazardous and/or solid waste: the 2015 solid waste exclusion for recycling of certain hazardous secondary materials; the solid waste and hazardous waste exclusions for solvent-contaminated wipes; and the hazardous waste exclusion for carbon dioxide streams in geological sequestration activities.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces the state's hazardous waste determination rules.


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