Montana DEQ Launches Innovative New Asbestos Project Permit Application Service

  Montana DEQ Launches Innovative New Asbestos Project Permit Application
  Service

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HELENA, Mont. -- December 20, 2012

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has launched a new
Asbestos Project Permit and Demolition Notification online service. Now
asbestos project permits and demolition notifications can be submitted through
the DEQ website and mobile devices including smartphones and other handheld or
tablet devices. The service is located at: http://www.deq.mt.gov/Asbestos.

Asbestos Project Permits and Demolition Notifications are required prior to
demolition or renovation of commercial buildings in order to protect both
workers and the public from the release of potentially hazardous asbestos
containing materials.

"We are pleased to be able to increase efficiencies and save time in the
asbestos project permit process for both contractors and program staff," said
D. Eason, DEQ Asbestos Program Data Specialist. "We understand that
contractors are busy so the service will allow them to apply for asbestos
project permits and demolition notifications 24 hours a day, seven days a
week. Our new notification system will also provide updates on their permit
applications while it's in process."

Other benefits of the online service include application error reduction and
mobile access so contractors can submit permit applications and notifications
right from the work site.

Contractors access the online permit by logging into the Asbestos Project
Permit Application Service using a secure login and password at
https://app.mt.gov/AsbestosPermits. Once logged in, the contractor will select
the type of application; Project Permit, Demolition Notification, or a
combination of the two. Contractors are then guided through the application
process with easy-to-use navigation and a chance to review, edit and save the
application prior to submitting.

Contractors who use the online service will be able to pay online via
electronic check or credit card, including Visa, MasterCard, and Discover.
Throughout the process, the automated system will update contractors via email
of their application process, submission and acceptance. Approved permits will
be emailed to the contractor.

The Asbestos Project Permit Application Service is the result of an alliance
between state government and the private sector. It was cooperatively
developed and is supported by the Montana Department of Environmental Quality,
the Montana Department of Administration's State Information Technology
Services Division, and Montana Interactive, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of
eGovernment provider NIC (Nasdaq: EGOV).

For more information about the service and information about asbestos
regulations in Montana please visit the DEQ website at www.deq.mt.gov or call
the DEQ Waste and Underground Tank Management Program at 406-444-5300.

About Mt.gov

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www.MT.gov (http://www.mt.gov).

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Contact:

Mt.gov
Deborah Grimm, 406-444-2690
Asbestos Control and Meth Cleanup Program Manager
or
Lisa Peterson, 406-444-2929
DEQ Public Affairs Coordinator
 
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