Governing Law and Regulations
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.
HAZARDOUS WASTE TRANSPORTERS
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: