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Jun 22, 2012


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Larry Alheim


Armstrong Operating, Inc. Resolves Clean Air Act Violation in Richland and Roosevelt Counties


Helena --- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has settled its administrative enforcement action against Armstrong Operating, Inc. for violations of the Clean Air Act of Montana.

Armstrong is the owner of the Peterson 2-13 well in Roosevelt County, Montana, and the BR 29-1 and Butka 17-1 wells in Richland County, Montana. Owners or operators of an oil and gas well facility with the potential to emit 25 tons per year or greater of a regulated air pollutant must apply for a Montana Air Quality Permit or register the facility within 60 days after the initial well completion. Armstrong failed to register the Peterson 2-13 well, BR 29-1, and Butka 17-1 wells.

Larry Alheim of the Department’s Enforcement Division said that to resolve the violation, Armstrong registered the wells and paid a $14,652 penalty.

For questions concerning the enforcement action, contact Larry Alheim at (406) 444-2411. For questions concerning oil and gas well facility permitting or registration, contact the Air Resources Management Bureau at (406) 782-2689 or visit the DEQ website at

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