Clean Air Act of Montana (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Montana

Applies to States or Provinces Montana
Name Clean Air Act of Montana (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Concentrating Solar Power, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear, Solar Photovoltaics, Wind energy
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website
Applicable Jurisdiction Local air pollution control programs may choose to adopt more stringent air pollution control requirements, if approved by the Board of Environmental Review.

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The purpose of the Clean Air Act of Montana is to achieve and maintain levels of air quality to "protect human health and safety and, to the greatest degree practicable, prevent injury to plant and animal life and property, foster the comfort and convenience of the people, promote the economic and social development of this state, and facilitate the enjoyment of the natural attractions of this state." It is also the purpose of the Act to achieve these goals without unduly compromising individual freedoms. The Act supports the establishment of local and regional air pollution control programs, and provides for a coordinated statewide program of air pollution prevention, abatement, and control.

The Act addresses emissions from electricity generating facilities, fossil fuels, and small business stationary sources; ambient air quality standards, monitoring, and reporting; permitting and operating requirements for sources of air pollution; and local air pollution control programs.

Policy Contact

Department Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Department Clean Air Act Advisory Committee (CAAAC)

Department Board of Environmental Review


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 75-2 MCA, Parts 1-4
Date Enacted 1967

Authority 2: ARM 17.8