Montana Geothermal Waste & Hazardous Material Assessment(18-MT)
For projects that require the installation of an underground storage tank, developers are required to obtain approval from the MDEQ. Developers may also be required to obtain a Hazardous Waste Permit and a Waste Disposal Permit.
The MDEQ administers the Underground Storage Tank (UST) Program for the State of Montana. Before any underground storage activities commence, the developer must notify the MDEQ. MCA 75-11-501 et seq. - Montana Underground Storage Tank Act. The MDEQ process is guided by Rule 17-56.
Developers must obtain a Hazardous Waste Permit from the MDEQ if their project facility will treat, store, dispose, or transport hazardous waste. MCA 75-10-4 and Rule 17-53. Montana’s applicable hazardous waste statute and regulations are based on the federal regulations: Title 40 CFR 260-270 Hazardous Waste
Determine Which State and Federal Permits Apply
Use this overview flowchart and following steps to learn which federal and state permits apply to your projects.
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