|[December 20, 2012]
Montana DEQ Launches Innovative New Asbestos Project Permit Application Service
HELENA, Mont. --(Business Wire)--
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
"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 notiications 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 (News - Alert), 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
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
Interactive built, operates, and maintains the state's
eGovernment services that are available through the official website www.MT.gov
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