Clean Air Act of Montana (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Applies to States or Provinces||Montana|
|Name||Clean Air Act of Montana (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy|
|Applicable Jurisdiction||Local air pollution control programs may choose to adopt more stringent air pollution control requirements, if approved by the Board of Environmental Review.|
The purpose of the Clean Air Act of Montana is to achieve and maintain levels of air quality to "protect human health and safety and, to the greatest degree practicable, prevent injury to plant and animal life and property, foster the comfort and convenience of the people, promote the economic and social development of this state, and facilitate the enjoyment of the natural attractions of this state." It is also the purpose of the Act to achieve these goals without unduly compromising individual freedoms. The Act supports the establishment of local and regional air pollution control programs, and provides for a coordinated statewide program of air pollution prevention, abatement, and control.
The Act addresses emissions from electricity generating facilities, fossil fuels, and small business stationary sources; ambient air quality standards, monitoring, and reporting; permitting and operating requirements for sources of air pollution; and local air pollution control programs.
|Department||Montana Department of Environmental Quality|
|Department||Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC)|
|Department||Board of Environmental Review|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||75-2 MCA, Parts 1-4|
|Authority 2:||ARM 17.8|