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Driscoll, Paul

DEQ and Qwest Corporation Agree to Resolve Underground Storage Tank Act Violations

Helena — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced that Qwest Corporation has agreed to resolve violations of the Montana Underground Storage Tank Act that occurred at Qwest Glendive Central Office in Glendive.

Qwest failed to conduct leak detection monitoring, and correct violations within the allotted timeframe established by DEQ.  Shasta Steinweden of DEQ’s Enforcement Division explained that without proper leak detection, regulated substances could be released into the environment without the owner’s knowledge.            

Qwest has agreed to conduct leak detection monitoring, submit results of the leak detection monitoring to DEQ, obtain a reinspection, and pay a $750 penalty.

For questions concerning the Underground Storage Tank Program and laws, please contact the Waste and Underground Storage Tank Bureau at (406) 444-5300 or visit DEQ’s website at:

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