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Asbestos Control Program 

Program Overview

 

The Asbestos Control Program is responsible for issuing Asbestos Project Permits and Demolition Acknowledgments for facility renovation and demolition activities while upholding the training and accreditation programs for all asbestos-related occupations in the state of Montana.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Asbestos Control Act of Montana have delegated the Department of Environmental Quality rule-making authority to ensure a clean, safe environment for the people of Montana.

If you have any questions or want to speak to a program specialist, please email or call the program at 406-444-5300.

 

The regulations DEQ administers include:

 


 For more information, see below or view our basic informational brochure: Think Asbestos

 

Contacts

Asbestos Control Program
Department of Environmental Quality
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

Main Number
(406) 444-5300

Fax Number
(406) 444-1374

General Inbox
deqacponline@mt.gov


Env. Science Specialist
Travis Biedermann (406) 444-5286

Env. Science Specialist
Greg Kurvink (406) 444-1436

Data Control Technician
Amanda Allen (406) 444-2886

Section Supervisor
Denise Kirkpatrick (406) 444-3983

General Information

Asbestos

Asbestos is a group of naturally occurring fibrous minerals made of long thin microscopic fibers. These fibers (Chrysotile, Amosite, Crocidolite, Anthophyllite, Actinolite, and Tremolite) have historically been added to building materials and products. If a material contains quantities greater than 1 percent asbestos, it is classified as an Asbestos-Containing Material. The word Asbestos is derived from the Greek language meaning inextinguishable.

Asbestos fibers have been added to thousands of products due to their unique properties, which include high tensile strength, flexibility, acoustical, and resistance to thermal, chemical, friction, and electrical conditions.

Asbestos-containing materials continue to be imported into the states in more than 3,600 products and may not be readily labeled as containing asbestos.

Friable Asbestos-Containing Materials are regulated due to the high potential for asbestos fiber release and exposure to human health and should be avoided or professionally removed and disposed of.

Asbestos is a known carcinogen, causing asbestos-related illnesses such as lung cancer, mesothelioma, and asbestosis.

All facilities must be thoroughly inspected by a Montana-accredited asbestos inspector before renovation or demolition activities, regardless of the age of construction.

The asbestos inspection report must be onsite for all renovation and demolition activities.

If an asbestos-containing material (ACM) is discovered in building materials in quantities greater than 10 square feet, 3 linear feet, or 3 cubic feet for a project consisting of the encapsulation, enclosure, removal, repair, renovation, transportation, or disposal of ACM becomes an asbestos project and requires a project permit from DEQ.

The owner or operator must use a Montana-accredited asbestos contractor(s) to identify, remove, and dispose of the ACM before renovation or demolition activities begin.

Asbestos in facilities is governed by multiple regulatory authorities, including the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In many cases, jurisdictions and regulations overlap.

City or county governments such as local building permitting offices, local environmental health, or sanitarian offices may also have asbestos requirements. They should be contacted before initiating renovation or demolition activities.

Disposal facilities should be contacted to learn about their asbestos disposal requirements. Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a state-approved Class II or IV landfill. For additional information, contact the Solid Waste Program.

 

Find an Asbestos Contractor or Consultant

Montana Accredited Asbestos Contractor Search

Search for currently accredited asbestos contractors to conduct asbestos-related work in Montana. Only contractors who have authorized the state of Montana to publish their information publicly are displayed.

If you are an accredited contractor and would like your information published, please email the program.

See below for a list of asbestos contractors and consultant companies who continuously employ Montana-accredited individuals qualified to conduct asbestos-related work. Only companies that have authorized the state of Montana to publish their information are displayed

If a qualifying company wants their information published on this list, please email the program.

You may include the following information:

Company name
Primary address
Phone number
Email address
Website address

 

No other solicitations will be posted beyond the above content.


 *Listed by city*

Billings

ENVIRONMENTAL CONTRACTORS

2701 Overland Ave (59102)

PO Box 80107 Billings, MT 59108

(406) 652-6337 / Fax: (406) 652-1724


NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

201 South 30th Street, Billings, MT 59101

(406) 245-7766 / Fax: (406) 254-1428

Email: tneil@northernih.com


SAFETECH, INC.

5735 Interstate Ave., Billings, MT 59101

(406) 651-0011 / Fax: (406) 651-0271


 SCHROEDER CONTRACTING, INC.

PO Box 80928, Billings, MT 59108-0928

(406) 245-0544 / Fax: (406) 652-2129

Web Site: www.schroedercontracting.com  


TERRACON CONSULTANTS INC.

2110 Overland Ave, Ste 124, Billings, MT 59102

(406) 656-3072 / Fax: (406) 656-3578

Email: brian.ramsell@terracon.com  


TETRA TECH INC.

7100 Commercial Ave Ste #4,

PO Box 30615, Billings, MT 59101

(406) 248-9161 / Fax: (406) 248-9282

 Bolder

STOUT CONSULTING

PO Box 1287, Boulder, MT 59632

(406) 459-3615

Email:  csasbestosconsult@outlook.com  

 Bozeman

ABSAROKA ABATEMENT LLC

308 Coulee Dr, Bozeman, MT 59718

(406) 539-2147

Email: currie.rusty@gmail.com  


ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUTIONS, LLC

PO Box 7010, Bozeman, MT 59771-7010

(406) 579-1441

Email: srogers@esmontana.com  


RESOURCE TECHNOLOGIES, INC.

1050 E Main St Ste 4, Bozeman, MT 59715

(406) 585-8005 / Fax: (406) 585-0069

 Butte

 INGRAHAM ENVIRONMENTAL

PO Box 545, Butte, MT 59703

(406) 723-7885 / Fax: (406) 723-7886

Web Site: www.ingrahamenvironmental.com  


 TETRA TECH INC.

230 South Washington St,

Apt 103, Butte, MT 59701

 Columbia Falls

 KIRBY ENVIRONMENTAL

101 Canyon View. Columbia Falls, MT 59912

(406) 250-6902 / Toll Free 1-877-248-6006

Email: info@kirbyenvironmental.com  

Web Site: www.kirbyenvironmental.com  

 Glasgow

 COMMERCIAL CONTRACTING AND MAINTENANCE

PO Box 1323 Glasgow, MT 59230

(406) 230-2725

Email: ccmmt.llc@gmail.com  

Great Falls

AIR WATER SOIL, LLC

1321 8th Ave N, Ste 207. Great Falls, MT 59401

Office (406) 315-2201/Mobile (406) 217-3774

Email: scott@airwatersoil.us  

Website:  https://www.airwatersoil.us  


HAZARDOUS TECHNOLOGIES, INC

PO Box 7483, Great Falls, MT 59406

(406)-952-3775

Email: info@haztechinc.com   


HYGIENIX

PO Box 1088, Great Falls, MT  59403

(406) 750-1204


THOMAS, DEAN & HOSKINS, INC.

1800 River Drive North, Great Falls, MT 59401

(406) 761-3010

Email: Peter.klevberg@tdhengineering.com  

Website: https://tdhengineering.com/  

 Helena

A.L.M. Consulting, LLC

1763 Colorado Gulch Dr, Helena, MT 59601

(406)-461-4037

Rmcgee1763@gmail.com 


AMERICAN APPALOOSA CONTRACTORS

3655 Terra Vista Dr (59601)

PO Box 4278, Helena, MT 59604

(406) 461-4839

Email: risinglightning@yahoo.com  


CORE CONSTRUCTION COMPANY LLC

332 Best Place Rd, Helena, MT 59602

(406) 461-2133

Email: corecchelena@gmail.com  


ELKHORN PROPERTY SOLUTIONS

3715 Pioneer Park Drive. Helena, MT 59602

(406) 227-3381

E-mail: office@elkhornps.com  


INDOOR/OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL

1632 Colorado Gulch, Helena, MT 59601

(406) 442-6335 / Fax: (406)-457-0965

Email: bfrantz@qwest.net 


GED INC

4924 Birdseye Rd, Helena, MT 59602

(406) 459-9826

E-Mail: gedenvironmental@gmail.com  


NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE

1325 Euclid Ave, Unit #1, Helena, MT 59601

(406) 443-3369 / Fax: (406) 443-0733

Email: tschneider@northernih.com  

 Kalispell

 D.QUINN CONSTRUCTION, INC

444 Lake Loop Dr, Kalispell, MT 59901

(406) 755-5322

Email: david@dquinnconst.com  

Web Site: http://www.dquinnconst.com/inspection/  


EARTHTECH ENVIRONMENTAL

244 Helena Flats Rd, Kalispell, MT 59901

(406) 752-5597 / Fax: (406) 752-5521

Web Site: www.earthtechenvironmental.com  

 Livingston

 ABSAROKA ABATEMENT LLC

610 N.10th St. Livingston, MT 59047

(406) 222-8848

Email: r.nick.currie@gmail.com  


LENAPE CONSULTING, LLC

610 N 10th St, Livingston, MT 59047

(406) 220-1574

Email: rncurrie@lenape-consulting.com  

 Missoula

 ABATEMENT CONTRACTORS OF MONTANA

PO Box 8747, Missoula, MT 59802

Phone: (877) 214-8859 / Fax: (406) 728-9416

Web Site: www.ACM-Contracting.com  


ADVANCED ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY

PO Box 1630, Missoula, MT 59806

(406) 541-3246 / Fax: (406) 251-0061


NEWFIELDS COMPANIES, LLC

700 SW Higgins Ave., Ste 15, Missoula MT 59801

(406) 549-8270 ext. 223

Email: mkelly@newfields.com 


TETRA TECH INC.

2525 Palmer St, Ste 2, Missoula MT 59808

(406) 543-3045 / Fax: (406) 543-3088

 Stevensville

 ARC ENVIRONMENTAL ENTERPRISES, INC.

1065 Park Ln, Stevensville, MT 59870

(406) 360-8639

Email: arc.milan@yahoo.com  

 Whitefish

 MOLD WRANGLERS, LLC

PO Box 4275, Whitefish, MT 59937

(406) 270-1149

Email: Howdy@moldwranglers.com jonathan@moldwranglers.com

Web Site: http://www.moldwranglers.com  

 Out of State Companies

 APACHE INDUSTRIAL SERVICES, INC.

250 Assay St. Suite 500, Houston, TX 77044

(713)450-9307

Email: csolis@apacheip.com  

Web Site: http://www.apacheip.com 


BRAND ENERGY SOLUTIONS, LLC.

1325 Cobb International Dr, Ste A-1, Kennesaw, GA 30152

(678) 285-1408 / Fax: (770) 514-0285

Email: mary.bailey@beis.com 


HORSLEY SPECIALTIES, INC.

PO Box 1277, Rapid City, SD 57709-1277

Email: angieb@horsleyspecialties.com  

Web Site: www.horsleyspecialties.com  


IRS ENVIRONMENTAL, INC.

East 12415 Trent, Spokane, WA 99216

(509) 927-7867 / Fax: (509) 928-3933


MOUNTAIN CONSULTING SERVICES, LLC

9922 E Montgomery Dr Ste 9, Spokane Valley, WA 99206-4150

(509) 924-9236

Email: rknutson@mountainconsultingllc.com  


SPRAY SYSTEMS OF ARIZONA INC.

2202 W Medtronic Way. Tempe, AZ 85281

(480) 967-8300 / Fax: (480) 894-4659

Email: cboyles@spray-eri.com  

Web Site: www.spraysystemseri.com 

Listed below are currently certified, DEQ-approved training providers. Only companies that have authorized the state of Montana to publish their information are displayed.

Contact training providers for additional information on training course information and availability.

If a qualifying training provider wants their information published on this list, please email the program the following information:

Company name
Primary address
Phone number
Email address
Website address

 No other solicitations will be posted beyond the above content.

 

Alphabetized Training Provider list

 

ABATEMENT CONTRACTORS OF MONTANA
PO Box 8747, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (877) 214-8859 / (406) 549-8489
Fax: (406) 728-9416
 
AIR WATER SOIL, LLC
1321 8th Ave N, Ste 207
Great Falls, MT 59401
Office (406) 315-2201/Mobile (406) 217-3774
Email: scott@airwatersoil.us
 
INGRAHAM ENVIRONMENTAL
PO Box 545, Butte, MT 59703
(406) 723-7885 / Fax: (406) 723-7886
 
KIRBY ENVIRONMENTAL
101 Canyon View. Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 250-6902 / Toll Free 1-877-248-6006
 
Laborers AGC Training Program for Montana
3100 Horsehoe Bend Rd. Helena, MT 59602
(406) 442-4704
 
MICRIST Environmental Resource
P.O. Box 254, Liberty Lake. Washington 99019
(208) 818-0455
 
NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
201 South 30th Street, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-7766 / Fax: (406) 254-1428
 
TETRA TECH INC.
7100 Commercial Ave Ste #4,
PO Box 30615, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 248-9161 / Fax: (406) 248-9282

Permitting and Notification Forms

If a contractor prefers to submit a hard copy, applications may be hand delivered or sent to DEQ Financial Services by U.S. mail. All corresponding fees must be included, and the NESHAP 10 working-day notification requirement will not begin until DEQ has received all required information.



Fee Rules have limited the issuance of refunds. Before submitting an application or fee, please review your application and contact the program staff if you have any questions or concerns.

 

If renovation or demolition activities occur outside state lines or are located on tribal lands, the notification must be submitted to EPA regional office 8.

Out of state projects wishing to dispose of Asbestos Containing Waste Materials must submit for approval an Asbestos Transport and Disposal permit.

Any waste 1% or less asbestos containing, but greater than zero must inform the disposal facility of the asbestos content.


NESHAP Notification Form

EPA Region 8

Attn: Kristin Jendrek

1595 Wynkoop Street

Denver, CO 80202

Asbestos Project Permit Search

Search for issued asbestos project permits. This search will only display addresses that have been issued a permit for regulated asbestos activities.

The information from this search cannot be used to:

  • Inquire if an inspection was completed for a site
  • Inquire about asbestos or non-regulated removal for a site

Accreditations and Training Providers

Applicants may apply for accreditation online or submit a hard copy form to DEQ Financial Services. An application is not considered submitted until all required fees and documents have been received by DEQ.

A Personal Identification Number (PIN) will be assigned and mailed after you create an okta account and submit an initial application, with the associated fee for accreditation. This PIN is required when using online accreditation system.

As of July 2022, all contractors must create a new account on okta for all accreditations and permitting services.

Lost or forgot your PIN? Contact DEQ to request a new PIN.


Online Asbestos Accreditation ServicePDF

Applicants are not accredited until they have received their Montana accreditation card. Accreditation cards must be available during asbestos-related activities.

Reciprocity

  • Montana accepts reciprocity from states whose training programs are at least as stringent as Montana’s.

Listed below are currently certified, department-approved training providers. Only companies that have authorized the state of Montana to publish their information are displayed.

Contact training providers for additional information on training course information and availability.

If a qualifying training provider wants their information published on this list, please email the program the following information:

Company name
Primary address
Phone number
Email address
Website address

No other solicitations will be posted beyond the above content.

 

Alphabetized Training Provider list

 

ABATEMENT CONTRACTORS OF MONTANA
PO Box 8747, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: (877) 214-8859 / (406) 549-8489
Fax: (406) 728-9416
 
AIR WATER SOIL, LLC
1321 8th Ave N, Ste 207
Great Falls, MT 59401
Office (406) 315-2201/Mobile (406) 217-3774
Email: scott@airwatersoil.us
 
INGRAHAM ENVIRONMENTAL
PO Box 545, Butte, MT 59703
(406) 723-7885 / Fax: (406) 723-7886
 
KIRBY ENVIRONMENTAL
101 Canyon View. Columbia Falls, MT 59912
(406) 250-6902 / Toll Free 1-877-248-6006
 
Laborers AGC Training Program for Montana
3100 Horsehoe Bend Rd. Helena, MT 59602
(406) 442-4704
 
MICRIST Environmental Resource
P.O. Box 254, Liberty Lake. Washington 99019
(208) 818-0455
 
NORTHERN INDUSTRIAL HYGIENE
201 South 30th Street, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 245-7766 / Fax: (406) 254-1428
 
TETRA TECH INC.
7100 Commercial Ave Ste #4,
PO Box 30615, Billings, MT 59101
(406) 248-9161 / Fax: (406) 248-9282

 

There is significant work, training, and preparation to become an accredited asbestos contractor in Montana. Below is a brief overview of what the process may look like. Feel free to contact DEQ with any questions or for assistance navigating this.

  • Regulations: MCA 75-2-511 – A person must complete an asbestos-related training course, from a department-approved training provider, in the asbestos discipline they are applying for.

Asbestos Disciplines in Montana

Montana has five recognized asbestos disciplines maintained by the program and authorized to complete asbestos work.

  • Inspector – a person who inspects structures for asbestos-containing materials
  • Contractor/Supervisor – a person who provides supervision and direction for asbestos-related activities
  • Worker – a person who handles asbestos-containing materials during asbestos-related activities
  • Project Designer – a person who develops the plans, specifications, and designs asbestos projects
  • Management Planner – a person who develops plans for managing asbestos-containing materials in schools from kindergarten – 12th grade

Successfully Complete a Class

To apply for accreditation in Montana, you need to be currently certified in the discipline you are applying for.

For those new to the industry, you will need to take an initial class from a department-approved training provider.

For those who have taken an initial class or refresher, your certification is valid for one calendar year from your class date.

Training needs to be refreshed annually. If certification is expired greater than one year, the applicant must retake the initial training in the desired asbestos discipline.


Apply for Accreditation

Your accreditation is only valid for the dates that your certification is effective.

With your certificate information, you must apply for accreditation for your desired discipline in Montana. Applications will only be accepted with all fields of information filled out and the correct fees

Once you have your accreditation card, you are certified to work within the related asbestos discipline in Montana.

Accreditations must be renewed annually to continue engaging in asbestos-related activities.


Considerations for New Contractors

Make sure you have the necessary disciplines and personnel to do a job

If you are considering taking on an abatement job, you need at a minimum:

  • A Contractor/Supervisor to be present on-site throughout the removal
  • A Project Designer to develop the abatement scope of work
  • Any non-supervisor workers need a Worker accreditation to handle any materials

Resources and Regulatory Determination

Think Asbestos - General Asbestos Information

DEQ Contractor Guide – Information and contacts for DEQ programs

Cement Pipe Bursting – Pipe Bursting Information

Fire Training – Information on using old houses for training

Asbestos FAQ – MT DEQ ACP and DPHHS Document

National Emissions Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (NESHAP) 40 CFR 61, subparts A&M

Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) 17.74 Subchapter 3: Asbestos Control

Montana Code Annotated (MCA), Title 75, Part 5

You can find information on EPA determinations via the Applicability Determination Index on the EPA's Web Site: https://cfpub.epa.gov/adi/

Homeowner Information and Resources

No, an inspection is not required by rule or regulation. However, DEQ encourages all homeowners to have their homes inspected before any renovation or demolition activities to protect themselves, their families, and their community.

Asbestos can be found in just as many products and building materials as in a commercial facility. However, the DEQ does not regulate asbestos in single-family residences or multi-unit housing structures having four or fewer dwelling units, as defined in 40 CFR 61.141. If the residence or portion of the residence is used to offer services to the public (daycare, repair shop, public office), the structure then qualifies as a facility and is subject to regulation.

DEQ created a Guide to Residential Exemption tool for homeowners to see if their property may be considered a commercial structure.

It is essential to note that even with the residential exemption, DEQ is still a resource and is happy to discuss any questions, comments, or concerns you may have.

Email or call 406-444-5300

Asbestos in your home diagram.

When a property owner is aware of asbestos-containing materials to be renovated or demolished, the contractor must be made aware of the materials to ensure proper protections and adherence to federal, state, local government, and landfill requirements, which must still be followed regardless of residential exemption.

Even though there are residential exemptions to some asbestos regulations in Montana, all homeowners are subject to disposal requirements of Class II disposal facilities.

Map of Class II Landfills in Montana

Vermiculite and Zonolite are common insulation materials found in buildings in Montana and can be contaminated with asbestos fibers.

A program may assist qualifying homeowners with removing the material by reimbursing the percentage of the cost of abatement. Information can be found here: Home- Zonolite Attic Insulation Trust

Additional Resources

EPA- Vermiculite

Lincoln County Asbestos Resource Program

Center for Disease Control and Prevention - Vermiculite
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