The Waste Management & Remediation Division reviews and assesses all environmental permit and license applications to determine the correct control measures and requirements needed to meet the laws and rules that have been enacted to protect the quality of the state's air, water, and land.
The division prepares the appropriate environmental review documents to comply with the Montana Environmental Policy Act. This work includes coordination and preparation of environmental impact statements, ensuring methods and standards are consistent with department policy, and coordination with regulatory programs in the division, the department and other state and federal agencies.
The division conducts all facility inspections and reviews reports to determine compliance with permit conditions and the laws and regulations. If violations are discovered, the division provides the technical assistance needed to bring the facility back into compliance or prepares an enforcement request for further action by the Enforcement Division.
Remediation Programs within the division encompass a variety of programs including Federal Superfund, State Superfund, Underground Storage Tanks, and Groundwater Remediation.