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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.   EPA's Brownfields Cleanup and Redevelopment Program is an organized commitment to help communities revitalize such properties both environmentally and economically, mitigate potential health risks, and restore economic vitality to areas where Brownfields exist. Successful Brownfields cleanup and redevelopment are proof that economic development and the environment can, and indeed, must coexist.

Berg Lumber Brownfields Site
Berg Lumber Brownfields Site - Lewistown, Montana

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Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Hazardous Substance Brownfields
Jason Seyler
DEQ - Remediation Division
1400 Broadway Ave.
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406-444-6447
Fax: 406-444-6783

Hazardous Waste Brownfields
Becky Holmes
DEQ - Permitting and Compliance Division
Hazardous Waste Section
1520 East 6th Avenue
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406-444-2876
Fax: 406-444-1374

Petroleum Brownfields

Hayden Janssen
DEQ - Remediation Division
1400 Broadway Ave.
PO 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