Land

DEQ works to protect the land from contamination in order to provide Montanans with a clean and healthy state. Our mining and waste permitting programs minimize impacts to the environment. Where contamination is discovered, our remediation programs provide the oversight and support services to conduct effective cleanup activities.

Comment Extended for Billings Landfill Expansion

We have extended public comment on a proposed expansion of the Billings Regional Landfill to March 16, 2017. The 350-acre proposed expansion is on city-owned property. A public meeting was held January 10 in Billings. Several people have requested an extension of the comment period. A draft Environmental Assessment for the proposed site is available at: http://deq.mt.gov/public/ea/WasteMgt     

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MUST News Addresses Water in Underground Tanks

Water in an underground fuel storage tank can stem from any of several avenues, but it's never a good thing. Corrosion-inducing microorganisms need water to survive and can be difficult to remove. Report any unexplained water in tanks and interstitial spaces to DEQ. Check out this article in the current edition of the MUST News for more information.  

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