In 2017, the 65th Montana Legislature passed Senate Bill 315, which was signed into law by Governor Bullock and established a Libby Asbestos Superfund Advisory Team attached to DEQ for administrative purposes. The Advisory Team was created to enhance communication with stakeholders. In addition, the Advisory Team advises DEQ on administration of the Libby Asbestos Cleanup Trust Fund and operation and maintenance accounts. The bill also established a full-time employee as the Libby Asbestos Superfund Liaison who will perform duties recommended by the team and facilitate the required quarterly Advisory Team meetings. Advisory Team members include:
- Director of the Department of Environmental Quality or a designated representative
- Lincoln County Commissioner designated by the Commission
- Citizen of Lincoln County nominated by the Lincoln County Commission and selected by the Governor
- One member of the Montana House of Representatives whose district includes at least a portion of Lincoln County appointed by the Speaker of the House
- One member of the Montana Senate whose district includes at least a portion of Lincoln County appointed by the Senate President
Subject to appropriation by the Legislature, money deposited in a state special revenue account must be used to fund cleanup and long-term operation and maintenance costs at the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site, and administrative costs of the Advisory Team and Libby Asbestos Superfund Liaison.