Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 5. Montana Underground Storage Tank Act

Powers Of Department

75-11-504. Powers of department. (1) The department may:

(a) administer and enforce the provisions of this part, rules implementing this part, and orders and permits issued pursuant to this part;

(b) accept and administer grants from the federal government and from other sources, public and private;

(c) abate public nuisances that affect the public health and welfare or the environment and that arise from or in connection with the past or present handling or disposal of any regulated substance; and

(d) enter property and permanently close an underground storage tank that:

(i) was in use after November 22, 1989;

(ii) was not permanently closed before December 23, 1998, in accordance with closure requirements established by this part; and

(iii) was neither:

(A) initially installed in accordance with design requirements established pursuant to this part; nor

(B) upgraded in accordance with rules adopted pursuant to this part.

(2) The department shall integrate all provisions of this part with other laws administered by the department to avoid unnecessary duplication.

History: En. Sec. 4, Ch. 112, L. 1997; amd. Sec. 10, Ch. 506, L. 1999.