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Driscoll, Paul

DEQ, Sinclair Oil and Gas Company, Resolve Air Quality Act Violations

Helena — The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced Sinclair Oil and Gas Company has resolved a violations of the Clean Air Act of Montana that occurred at the Chisholm 1-3H well facility in Sheridan County.   

Sinclair violated the CAA and Administrative Rules of Montana by failing to obtain a Montana Air Quality Permit or register the Chisholm 1-3H well within 60 days of initial well completion.  The DEQ received a complete registration form in lieu of a MAQP for the Chisholm 1-3H  facility  on January 28, 2014, well past the 60-day requirement in the rules.

Sinclair paid a $6,271 penalty and corrected the violation.

For additional information about the Clean Air Act of Montana, or Montana Air Quality Registration Program, please call the DEQ Enforcement Division at: (406) 444-2964


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