Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 8. Integrated Waste Management

Requirement To Prepare And Implement State Solid Waste Management And Resource Recovery Plan

75-10-807. Requirement to prepare and implement state solid waste management and resource recovery plan. (1) As a basis for developing an integrated waste management program and ensuring adequate disposal capacity, the department shall prepare, adopt, and implement a state solid waste management and resource recovery plan in accordance with 75-10-111 and this part.

(2) The plan must be comprehensive and integrated and must include at least the following elements:

(a) a capacity assurance element that identifies existing disposal capacity, estimates waste generation rates, and determines the disposal capacity needed for the future and that assesses the potential effect of interstate disposal on capacity;

(b) an element that incorporates federal regulations 40 CFR, parts 257 and 258;

(c) an element that identifies the role of each of the components of the integrated waste management priorities contained in 75-10-804;

(d) a technology assessment element that assesses the availability and practicality of alternative technologies for solid waste management;

(e) an education and public information element that identifies existing education and information programs and describes how the state will increase the awareness and cooperation of the public in environmentally safe solid waste management;

(f) a special waste and household hazardous waste element that identifies types and quantities of wastes that create special disposal problems and recommends methods for reducing, handling, collecting, transporting, and disposing of those wastes and that identifies existing and future strategies for managing those wastes;

(g) an element that identifies the needs of rural communities and management strategies to address those needs;

(h) an element that identifies mechanisms to ensure proper training of landfill operators; and

(i) a timeline and implementation strategy for each of the plan elements.

(3) The plan must be evaluated every 5 years and updated as necessary.

History: En. Sec. 7, Ch. 222, L. 1991; amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 62, L. 2005; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 54, L. 2007.