Asbestos Rules Information Page

Asbestos Control Program Rule Information

NEW:  Please join us for an Asbestos Fee Informal Zoom Meeting on April 22, 2020 from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (note: this is a remote meeting that you can join through Zoom or by calling 1-646- 558- 8656)

Click here for the Agenda for the Informal zoom remote meeting

The purpose of this remote meeting is for the DEQ Asbestos Control Program to provide information regarding the proposed asbestos fee rulemaking (MAR Notice 17-410).

  1. This is an informal discussion only.  It is not for submitting formal comments. Formal comments may be presented at the meeting outlined in (2) or (3) below.

Join Zoom Meeting – Informal Discussion Only on April 22nd at 1:00 pm

Meeting ID: 122 660 525

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Meeting ID: 122 660 525
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2.  Because there currently exists a state of emergency in Montana due to the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus, on April 29, 2020, at 10:00 a.m., the department will hold a public hearing via remote conferencing for the proposed amendment, repeal, and adoption of the above-stated rules. There will be no in-person hearing. Interested parties may access the remote conferencing platform by dialing by telephone, 1-(866)-906-9888, meeting ID: 5969240.

3.  The department is extending the comment period on the rules to May 1, 2020. Concerned persons may submit their data, views, or arguments to Sandy Scherer, Paralegal, Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 E. Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana 59620-0901; faxed to (406) 444-4386; or e-mailed to, no later than 5:00 p.m., May 1, 2020. To be guaranteed consideration, mailed comments must be postmarked on or before that date.

To see the proposed rule notice go to DEQ's Rule Notice webpage at: or contact DEQ's Asbestos Control Program at (406) 444-5300.

Here are some one page informational documents for various topics to help explain the asbestos fee rules: