Montana Code Annotated 2021



Part 6. State Participation in CERCLA

Cooperative Agreement -- Authority Of Department

75-10-603. Cooperative agreement -- authority of department. (1) In order to assist in implementation of CERCLA, the department may, subject to the provisions of 75-10-107:

(a) participate in the determination of appropriate remedial action to deal with the release or threatened release within Montana of:

(i) any contaminant presenting an imminent and substantial danger to public health or welfare; or

(ii) any hazardous substance;

(b) in the event of the release or threatened release of any of the substances described in subsection (1)(a), negotiate the terms of a cooperative agreement with the federal government containing mutual commitments of each party to remedial action, including the elements required by subsection (2).

(2) A cooperative agreement may contain the following assurances:

(a) the state of Montana will ensure the future maintenance of the removal and remedial actions agreed upon for the expected life of the actions;

(b) a hazardous waste disposal facility is available to the state of Montana that meets the specifications of the president and complies with the requirements of subtitle C of the federal Solid Waste Disposal Act for necessary offsite storage, destruction, treatment, or secure disposition of the hazardous substances; and

(c) the state of Montana will pay or ensure payment of a share of the costs of the remedial action, including all future maintenance.

History: En. Sec. 3, Ch. 241, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 77, Ch. 10, L. 1993; amd. Sec. 16, Ch. 471, L. 1995.