Montana Hazardous Waste Disposal regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Hazardous Waste Disposal: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste disposal facility rules: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801(1) and ARM 17.53.901(1) (interim status)

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Disposal facility permit rules and fees: ARM 17.53.1201(1), ARM 17.53.1202, and ARM 17.53.112

Halogenated solvents: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-451

Land disposal restrictions: ARM 17.53.1101 and ARM 17.53.1102

Injection wells: ARM 17.53.802(2) and ARM 17.53.102(3)(a)

Regulatory Agencies

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

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 hazardous waste disposal rules by reference, including the federal land disposal restrictions (LDRs) as well as the permit requirements for disposal facilities. The state also has additional rules in connection with disposal facility permits and fees and the disposal of halogenated solvents.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces the hazardous waste disposal rules in Montana. EPA administers and enforces the rules pertaining to disposal of hazardous waste in injection wells.

State Requirements


ARM 17.53.1201(1), ARM 17.53.1202, and ARM 17.53.112

Hazardous waste disposal facilities in Montana must comply with more stringent permit application standards than are required by the federal rules. Unlike the federal rules, Montana requires owners and operators of ...

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