Governing Law and Regulations
Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA), Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-701 to 75-10-729 and regulations at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.55.101 to 17.55.114
Facility ranking: ARM 17.55.111
Remedial investigation: MCA 75-10-707
Remedial action: MCA 75-10-711
Emergency action: MCA 75-10-712
Liability: MCA 75-10-715
Liens and condemnation: MCA 75-10-720
Penalties: MCA 75-10-714
Controlled Allocation of Liability Act (CALA): MCA 75-10-742 to 75-10-752
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Remediation Division Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau Site Response Section
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana has its own Superfund program, the Comprehensive Environmental Cleanup and Responsibility Act (CECRA) program for remediating contaminated sites. See the national section SUPERFUND for more information on the federal program.
CECRA authorizes the state to clean up sites that do not qualify for cleanup under the federal Superfund program under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act (CERCLA) with monies from the state Environmental Quality Protection Fund (EQPF).
The Voluntary Cleanup and Redevelopment Act formalizes the voluntary cleanup process in the state. See the state section BROWNFIELDS for more information.
• Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Waste Site Cleanup Bureau is the unit that plans, implements, and oversees remedial actions at sites with hazardous ...