Montana State University
Permit Number MTHWP-88-04 (Expired)
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Laws and Regulations
The Montana Hazardous Waste Act (MHWA) is the Montana equivalent of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA). MHWA and RCRA are state and federal laws that govern proper management and disposal of hazardous waste, including permit requirements for certain treatment, storage, and disposal activities.
MSU Hazardous Waste Storage Permit
Montana State University (MSU) generates various types of hazardous waste in science laboratories, during research projects, and from general maintenance activities. MSU applied and received a hazardous waste storage permit in 1988, in order to facilitate compliance with requirements for waste storage times and a, then, lack of hazardous waste transporters in Montana. The storage permit allowed MSU to store hazardous waste in a long-term storage building for longer than 90 days. MSU did not request renewal of the permit due to changes in waste storage and management practices, and improved availability of hazardous waste transporters. The permit then expired in 1998.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Hazardous Waste Program
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, Montana 59620-0901