Montana Hazardous Waste Transporters regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Hazardous Waste Transporters: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste transporters: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.701 to 17.53.708

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Transporter registration: ARM 17.53.703

Notification: ARM 17.53.702

Transfer facilities:

Training: ARM 17.53.704

Emergency planning: ARM 17.53.706

Container handling: ARM 17.53.707

Annual report: ARM 17.53.708

Recordkeeping: ARM 17.53.702

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana follows the federal regulations for the transportation of hazardous waste (40 CFR 263) and adopts several stricter requirements. The state requires transporters to be registered and requires transfer facilities to comply with training, emergency planning, container handling, annual reporting, and recordkeeping requirements. See the national section HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS to review the federal rules.

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

State Requirements



ARM 17.53.703

Transporters that maintain offices, terminals, depots, or transfer facilities within Montana related to their hazardous waste transportation activities must register with DEQ. Registration is not required for out-of-state transporters whose activities are limited to passing through Montana with hazardous waste loads, picking up loads from Montana generators, or delivering loads to designated facilities in Montana.

There is no fee for registration but transporters must provide the following information to DEQ:

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