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.

Brownfields Grants Total More Than $1.5 Million

The EPA has announced its 2017 Brownfields Assessment & Cleanup Grants and Montana tribal authorities and other communities are the recipients. The Big Sky Development Authority of Billings, the Snowy Mountain Development Corporation of Lewistown and Bear Paw Development Corporation of Havre each received $300,000 to address former industrial sites.      

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Petro Fund Releases Status Report

 The Petroleum Fund Financial Status from July 1, 2016 through May 1, 2017 indicates a total revenue of $5,488,938.  The number of releases over that period was 27 with 103 cases closed.  Since its inception, the fund has addressed and closed 3,585 tank release cases.

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