State of Montana Hazardous Material Plan, updated February 2019
The state, tribal and local jurisdictions are required to develop and maintain a hazardous material plan, as identified through the Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act. The State Emergency Response Commission has developed the State of Montana Hazardous Material Plan and has cross referenced this plan with applicable federal and state laws. Resources identified in the State Hazardous Material Plan are intended to supplement, not replace, locally identified resources and response plans.
This document outlines how jurisdictions can prepare for hazardous material incidents, describing the process to request additional resources to support an incident and how to recover costs associated with a response. This document also describes how Regional Hazardous Materials Teams are established and maintained. The state plan does not replace the requirement for LEPCs to develop local hazardous material plans, or for LERAs to ensure their jurisdictions are trained and able to respond to hazardous materials incidents.