HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality announced that Moore Oil, Inc. has agreed to resolve violations of the Montana Underground Storage Tank Act that occurred at Moore Oil, Inc. Keylock in Libby.
Moore failed to obtain a removal permit from DEQ before removal of underground storage tank lines. Moore also failed to conduct a site assessment after the removal and failed to have a licensed remover on site during the removal process. Shasta Steinweden of DEQ’s Enforcement Division explained that without the proper procedures during the removal of underground storage tank equipment, DEQ cannot ensure the safety of the removal and confirm if any product spill has occurred.
Moore has agreed to obtain a permit for the removal of underground storage tank lines and have the project overseen by a licensed remover. Moore also agreed to pay an administrative penalty of $335 to resolve the violations.
For questions concerning the Underground Storage Tank Program and laws, please contact DEQ’s Waste and Underground Storage Tank Bureau at (406) 444-5300 or visit DEQ’s website at http://deq.mt.gov/Land/ust.