Montana TSDF Permits regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana TSDF Permits: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) permit standards: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-406 and MCA 75-410-407 and regulations at Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.53.1201 to 17.53.1203

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Application process:

Permit-by-rule: MCA 75-10-406(6) and ARM 17.53.1202

Confidentiality of information: ARM 17.53.1202(6)

Fees: ARM 17.53.112

Facility classes: ARM 17.53.112(1)

Permit filing and review fees: ARM 17.53.112(2)

Permit reissuance fees: ARM 17.53.112(3) and ARM 17.53.112(4)

Permit modification fees: ARM 17.53.112(5) to 17.53.112(9)

Hazardous waste management fees: ARM 17.53.112(10)

Regulatory Agency

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

See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.

See national section for basic information and federal regulations.

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Rules. Montana incorporates by reference the federal permit application and processing rules, including the rules for remedial action plans and standardized permits. The state has stricter standards in connection with permits-by-rule and somewhat different standards for protecting business information. Unlike the federal rules, Montana requires owners and operators of TSDFs to pay permit review fees, modification fees, permit reissuance fees, and facility fees.

Administration and enforcement. DEQ's Hazardous Materials Section administers and enforces the TSDF permit rules in Montana.

State Requirements



MCA 75-10-406(6) and ARM 17.53.1202

DEQ discretion. DEQ may, as it ...

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