Hazardous Waste (HW) Transporter Guide
The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has adopted hazardous waste regulations which are equivalent to those promulgated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The following information provides a look at these hazardous waste regulations and should help you determine your regulatory status and your requirements for transporting hazardous waste in Montana.
Be aware there are some differences between the Montana transporter requirements and the Federal transporter requirements. In addition, the information provided here does not address the transporter regulations of the U.S. Department of Transportation or the Montana Department of Transportation.
The following sections summarize what these differences are and what effect they can have on hazardous waste handlers in Montana:
- personnel training,
- site security,
- emergency preparedness and response, and
- container handling.
Also, those transfer facilities where hazardous waste transportation and transfer is the major business activity (defined as “commercial transfer facilities”), are subject to public hearing requirements at the site proposal stage and to annual reporting requirements.
- properly track hazardous waste shipments,
- maintain shipping records, and
- respond to spills and discharges of hazardous waste.
A Montana Hazardous Waste Transporter Registration Form, and a Transporter Service List Form are available upon request. A transporter who wishes to transport hazardous wastes into Montana from a foreign country or mix hazardous waste of different DOT shipping descriptions should contact our agency or contact your Regional Regulatory Personnel for more information.
Individuals or companies who wish to do business as a transporter in Montana may also want to contact the following agencies regarding the listed issues:
Commercial Drivers Licensing
Montana Motor Vehicle Division
Vehicle Licensing and Size and Weight Permits
Montana Motor Carrier Services Division
Registration of Business Name
Montana Business Services
Worker Safety and Safety Training
U.S. OSHA Office
Transporting Hazardous Materials
Federal Motor Carriers Safety Administration
Montana Department of Transportation
In addition, you may view and/or print the following lists of available service providers:
- Hazardous Waste Analytical Laboratories
- Hazardous Waste Consultants and Remediation Firms
- Hazardous Waste Transporter Service
- Universal Waste Lamp Recycler
- Used Oil Collectors
Note: If you wish to terminate your Transporter Registration with the State of Montana, you must submit the Termination of Hazardous Waste Transporter Form to the Hazardous Waste Program.
EPA Notification Form 8700-12
please contact the
Department of Environmental Quality
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
Hazardous Waste Program
by telephone at 406-444-5300
or write to P.O. Box 200901
Helena, Montana 59620-0901