Montana TSDF Responsibilities regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Montana TSDF Responsibilities: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste treatment, storage, and disposal facility (TSDF) 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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TSDF permit rules and fees: ARM 17.53.1201 to 17.53.1203 and ARM 17.53.112

Annual report: ARM 17.53.802(5) and ARM 17.53.803; ARM 17.53.902(6) and ARM 17.53.903 (interim status)

State inspections: Montana Code Annotated (MCA) 75-10-410

Regulatory Agency

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.

State Requirements


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.


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 ...

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