HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality recently settled its administrative enforcement action against CHS Inc. for violation of the Montana Hazardous Waste Act at the Laurel refinery in Yellowstone County.
In its enforcement action, the DEQ alleged that CHS stored hazardous wastes at its Laurel refinery for 35 days beyond the 90-day storage limit during the summer 2010. To resolve the violation, DEQ and CHS entered into a consent order, under which CHS agreed to pay a $23,000 administrative penalty for the violation.
CHS paid the $23,000 administrative penalty and the DEQ closed the enforcement case.
For additional information about Montana’s Hazardous Waste Act, refer to www.deq.mt.gov or contact the DEQ Hazardous Waste Program at (406) 444-5300.