Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 7. Remedial Action Upon Release of Hazardous Substance

Agreements And Administrative Orders On Consent To Perform Remedial Action

75-10-723. Agreements and administrative orders on consent to perform remedial action. (1) To expedite effective remedial actions and minimize litigation, the department, in its discretion and whenever practicable and in the public interest, may negotiate and enter into an agreement or an administrative order on consent with any person, including the owner or operator of the facility from which a release emanates, to perform a remedial action if the department determines that the action will be properly done by the person. The agreement must contain terms and conditions that the department in its discretion determines to be appropriate.

(2) Whenever the department enters into an administrative order on consent under this section for remedial action or for assessment or payment of natural resource damages, that administrative order on consent must be available for public comment for at least 30 days.

(3) A decision of the department to enter into or not enter into agreements or administrative orders on consent under this section is not subject to judicial review.

History: En. Sec. 16, Ch. 709, L. 1989; amd. Sec. 2, Ch. 539, L. 1997.