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Driscoll, Paul

DEQ, Philip Waltz, Agree to Resolve Underground Storage Tank Violations

Helena — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced that Phillip Waltz has agreed to resolve violations of the Montana Underground Storage Tank Installer and Inspector Licensing and Permitting Act that occurred at the Lake Pit Stop and Wibaux Coop Oil Company underground storage tank facilities.

Waltz failed to comply with the construction permit requirements, terms, and conditions. Specifically, Waltz failed to provide a signed permit, a Certification of Compliance form, and documentation of the specific permit conditions as required by the Permit.  Shasta Steinweden of DEQ’s Enforcement Division explained that compliance with the construction permits issued by DEQ help to ensure that underground storage tank facilities are properly installed to reduce the risk of releasing regulated substances into the environment.            

Waltz has agreed to comply with the construction permit requirements, attend three years of DEQ-sponsored refresher training, and pay a $195 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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