Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau Hazardous Materials Section Hazardous Waste Program
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Montana's rules for hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facilities (TSDFs) include the federal rules and some more stringent state requirements regarding permits and fees, annual reports, hazardous waste disposal, and Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) inspections and sampling.
• Administration and enforcement. The DEQ's Hazardous Materials Section administers and enforces the TSDF requirements in Montana.
HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL
In addition to following the federal hazardous waste disposal rules, certain purchasers of halogenated solvents must register with DEQ and indicate the disposal method to be followed for the solvent. See the state section HAZARDOUS WASTE DISPOSAL for more information.
PERMITS AND FEES
ARM 17.53.1201 to 17.53.1203 and ARM 17.53.112
Owners and operators of TSDFs must comply with additional permit application requirements and pay several state ...