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MT DEQ Offering Training in Energy Production Waste Disposal


The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is offering trainings to help solid waste facilities deal with the wastes generated by the boom in oil production in Eastern Montana. This extensive training event will bring experts from state and federal government and the oil industry to Miles City in an effort to assist landfill owners and operators with the handling and disposal of oil field waste from beginning to end.

Who: The Montana Department of Environmental Quality

What: Landfill Training – Oil Field Waste – Impact on Landfills

Where: Miles City, Sleep Inn and Suites, 1006 S Haynes Ave.

When: February 19 – 8am – 5 pm

Covering oil field operations, types of waste and how it’s handled, federal and state regulations and enforcement.

February 20 – 8am – 5pm

Covering management and disposal of oil field waste, basic chemistry, measurement, control methods, and specific examples from regional landfills.

Cost: Licensed Montana Solid Waste Facilities may attend at no cost; $175 for non-licensed facilities. 

Members of the media are welcome to attend all or a portion of the training.  Representatives from the DEQ will be on hand to answer questions. For more information you can view the agenda and speaker list at:


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