Montana Medical Waste regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana Medical Waste: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Montana Infectious Waste Management Act: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-1001 to 75-10-1007 and Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.50.1501 to 17.50.1508

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Applicability: MCA 75-10-1004, MCA 75-10-1006, and ARM 17.50.1501


Infectious waste: MCA 75-10-1003

Healthcare facility MCA 50-5-101

Other definitions: ARM 17.50.1502

Handling and storage: MCA 75-10-1005(1) to 75-10-1005(3) and ARM 17.50.1507(2)

Treatment and disposal: MCA 75-10-1005(4) to 75-10-1005(7) and ARM 17.50.1506


Registration: ARM 17.50.1503

Plans: ARM 17.50.1504 and ARM 17.50.1508

Containers: ARM 17.50.1505(3), ARM 17.50.1507, and MCA 75-10-1005

Storage areas: ARM 17.50.1505 and ARM 17.50.1507

Vehicles: ARM 17.50.1505, ARM 17.50.1508, and MCA 75-10-1005

Records: ARM 17.50.1505 and ARM 17.50.1507

Training: MCA 75-10-1005 and ARM 17.50.1504

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. The Montana Infectious Waste Management Act sets forth the standards for the management of infectious (medical) waste in Montana. The state's 2013 solid waste infectious waste regulations further address storage, transportation, treatment, and disposal of infectious waste after the infectious waste leaves its point of origin. However, the Montana board or department that licenses healthcare facilities (such as infectious waste generators) is responsible for specifying the requirements with which the infectious waste generator must ...

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Comparison: State vs. Federal
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