Montana Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility permit rules: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.1201 to 17.53.1203 and ARM 17.53.112

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Container requirements: ARM 17.53.801(1) and ARM 17.53.901(1) (interim status)

Hazardous waste storage tank requirements: ARM 17.53.801(1) and ARM 17.53.802(9) to (14); ARM 17.53.901(1) and ARM 17.53.902(9) to (14) (interim status)

Surface impoundment requirements: ARM 17.53.801(1) and ARM 17.53.901(1) (interim status)

Generator on-site storage rule: ARM 17.53.601(1)

Regulatory Agency

Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau 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 hazardous waste storage rules including those for generators accumulating hazardous waste on-site without a permit. Owners and operators of hazardous waste storage facilities must comply with additional permit application requirements including a state permit application fee. The state's more stringent permit standards are reviewed in the state section TSDF PERMITS.

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


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