Brownfields to Affordable Housing

Section Overview

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) defines Brownfields as real property, the expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant.  

DEQ addresses blighted or underutilized Brownfields properties throughout Montana by:
  • Promoting the redevelopment of Brownfields sites throughout Montana
  • Serving as a resource for local communities, non-profits, and economic development authorities
  • Making petroleum Brownfields eligibility determinations, as delegated by the EPA. DEQ has developed their guidance document and eligibility form to maximize the number of Brownfields eligible sites in Montana, while ensuring that the federal Brownfields requirements are met.
  • Ensuring that state cleanup standards are achieved to protect human health and the environment when federal Brownfields funds are spent on cleanup.

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Montana Department of Environmental Quality

DEQ Brownfields Coordinator

Jason Seyler
Remediation Division
1225 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406-444-6447
Fax: 406-444-6783

DEQ Petroleum Brownfields Coordinator

Brandon Kingsbury
Remediation Division
1225 Cedar Street
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406-444-6547
Fax: 406-444-6783

US Environmental Protection Agency

Greg Davis
USEPA Region 8
1595 Wynkoop ST
Denver, Colorado 80202
Phone: 303.312.6314

Blackfeet Brownfields Program

Shawn Lahr
Blackfeet Environmental Office
PO Box 2029
Browning, MT 59417
Phone: 406-338-7421

Chippewa Cree Brownfields Program

Wyatt Decora
Chippewa Cree Water Resources Department
RR1 Box 800
Box Elder, MT 59521
Phone: 406-395-4225

Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Brownfields Program

MaryRose Morigeau
The Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes • Natural Resources Department
Division of Environmental Protection
PO Box 278
Pablo, Montana 59855

Phone: 406-675-2700 Ext 7215

Fort Belknap Brownfields Program

Sherry Bishop
Fort Belknap Indian Community • Environmental Department
RR 1 Box 66
Harlem, MT 59526
Phone: 406-353-8465
Fax: 406-353-4358

Fort Peck Brownfields Program

Wilfred Lambert
Fort Peck Assiniboine & Sioux Tribes
P.O. Box 1027
Poplar, MT 59255
Phone: 406-768-5155

The Northern Cheyenne Brownfields Program

Wayne Roundstone
Environmental Compliance Administrator
Northern Cheyenne Tribe
Department of Environmental Protection & Natural Resources
P.O. Box 128
Lame Deer, MT 59043
406-477-6506, ext. 110