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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.

    Montana Department of Environmental Quality

    Hazardous Substance Brownfields

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

    Hazardous Waste Brownfields

    Becky Holmes
    Permitting and Compliance Division
    1520 East 6th Ave.
    P.O. Box 200901
    Helena, MT 59620-0901
    Phone: 406-444-2876
    Fax: 406-444-1374

    Petroleum Brownfields

    Hayden Janssen
    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

    Wendy Thomi
    USEPA Region 8
    10 West 15th St.
    Helena, MT 59626
    Phone: 406-457-5037

    US Department of Commerce

    John Rogers
    Economic Development Administration
    PO box 578
    301 South Park Avenue, Room 123
    Helena, MT 59624
    Phone: 406-449-5380
    Fax: 406-449-5381

    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

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

    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

    Jolisa Bahr-Whiteface
    Northern Cheyenne Tribe Environmental Protection Department
    P.O. Box 128
    Lame Deer, MT 59043