Montana Hazardous Waste Treatment regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Hazardous Waste Treatment: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment facility design and operating rules: Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.801 to 17.53.803 and ARM 17.53.901 to 17.53.903 (interim status)

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Treatment facility permit rules: ARM 17.53.1201 to 17.53.1203

Treatment facility permit and management fees: ARM 17.53.112

Chemical, physical, and biological treatment interim-status facility rule: ARM 17.53.901(1)

Thermal treatment interim-status facility rules: ARM 17.53.901(1)

On-site treatment by generators: ARM 17.53.601(1) and ARM 17.53.901(1)

Regulatory Agency

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

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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana incorporates by reference the federal requirements for hazardous waste treatment facilities, including those for generators treating hazardous waste on-site without a permit. Montana requires owners and operators of hazardous waste treatment facilities to comply with additional state permit application requirements and to pay various fees.

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

State Requirements


Permits and Fees

Hazardous waste treatment 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 treatment, storage, and disposal ...

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