Montana Hazardous Waste Generators regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Hazardous Waste Generators: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Generator requirements: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.601 to 17.53.604

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Rules for conditionally exempt small quantity generators (CESQGs): ARM 17.53.501

Generator registration and fees: ARM 17.53.111 and ARM 17.53.113

Annual reports: ARM 17.53.603

State inspections: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-410

Halogenated solvents: MCA 75-10-451

Quantity thresholds: MCA 75-10-451(1) and MCA 75-10-451(2)

Listed waste: MCA 75-10-451(3)

Registration form: MCA 75-10-451(4) and MCA 75-10-451(5)

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's regulations for hazardous waste generators follow the federal rules, including the generator classifications. In addition, Montana has state requirements regarding registration and fees, annual reports, Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) inspections, and registration of halogenated solvents.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau administers and enforces Montana's rules for hazardous waste generators.

State Requirements


ARM 17.53.111 and ARM 17.53.113

Annual requirement. Montana requires large and small generators to register with DEQ before accumulating, treating, storing, disposing of, transporting, or offering for transportation hazardous waste (ARM 17.53.113(3)). Generators must reregister annually. DEQ usually mails reregistration invoices by February 1. ...

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