DEQ Spring Enforcement Blotter

Jagadish, LLC, entered into an Administrative Order on Consent (AOC) with DEQ to resolve violations at Dollies Convenience Store in Hardin. The violations were for failure to have trained Class A, B, and C Operators, failure to have record of financial responsibility, failure to conduct leak detection monitoring, failure to obtain a compliance inspection in a timely manner, and failure to correct the violations within the allotted timeframe. Jagadish agreed to:

  •         Perform release detection and submit the results to DEQ,
  •         Obtain trained Class A, B, and C Operators for the facility,
  •         Submit a valid record of financial responsibility, and
  •         Pay a $1,050 partial penalty pending compliance with the AOC. 

Jagadish then failed to comply with the requirements of the AOC and the entire $2,580 penalty was imposed. The Operating Permit for the facility was also revoked due to the significant non-compliance with the Montana Underground Storage Tank Act. 

Moore Oil, Inc., entered into an AOC to resolve violations that occurred with the removal of an UST system at Moore Oil Keylock in Libby. The violations were for removal of UST lines without a permit from DEQ, failure to have a licensed remover present during the removal, and failure to perform a site assessment upon removal. Moore has agreed to obtain a removal permit and pay a $335 administrative penalty to resolve the violations.

Daryl and Margaret Rowe entered into an AOC to resolve a violation that occurred with the inactive UST system at the former Chicken Noodle Café in Kalispell. The violation was for the failure to obtain a compliance inspection in a timely manner. The inspection was completed on October 17, 2016, eight months past the due date, and Rowe agreed to pay a $960 penalty.

Melva Fowler entered into an AOC to resolve violations that occurred at the inactive Clancy Store.  The violations were for failure to obtain a compliance inspection in a timely manner and failure to notify DEQ of a change in ownership. The compliance inspection was obtained 10 months past the due date.  Ms. Fowler agreed to pay a $1,654.50 penalty and submit proper notification.

Rocky Mountain Supply, Inc., entered into an AOC to resolve violations that occurred at the Rocky Mountain Supply in Dillon. The violations were for failure to conduct leak detection monitoring and failing to correct violations within the allotted timeframe. Rocky Mountain Supply agreed to pay a $1,110 penalty, submit leak detection records to DEQ, and obtain a re-inspection of the facility.

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Directors Office
Christine Mandiloff (Public Information Officer): 444-6469


Underground Storage Tanks
1520 East Sixth Avenue | P.O. Box 200901 | Helena, MT 59602-0901
Phone: 406-444-5300 | Fax: 406-444-1374
Email: dequstprogram@mt.gov  
UST Web: http://deq.mt.gov/land/ust
Leanne Hackney (Program Manager): 444-0485


Petroleum Tank Cleanup Section Federal Facilities and Brownfields
1225 Cedar Street | P.O. Box 200901 | Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-444-6444 | Fax: 406-444-6783
Remediation Web: http://deq.mt.gov/Land/rem
Aimee Reynolds (Bureau Chief): 444-6435
Amy Steinmetz (Section Supervisor): 444-6781


Petroleum Tank Release Compensation Board
1225 Cedar Street | P.O. Box 200901 | Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406-444-9710 | Fax: 406-444-9711
PTRCB Web: http://deq.mt.gov/deqadmin/pet
Terry Wadsworth (Executive Director) 444-9712