In Montana, the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is in charge of all properties and activities associated with METH-contaminated real estate.
New legislation was passed in 2021 that expanded the requirement to notify and remediate inhabitable properties contaminated with meth residue; raised the decontamination standard from 0.1 ug to 1.5 ug; revised the definition of inhabitable property; revised when an owner or owner’s agent is immune from certain actions and amended several sections of Montana annotated code. The full text of the bill can be read here:
The DEQ certifies companies to be able to provide testing and remediation services to any real estate property that has been identified with actionable meth levels.
Safe Home Environmental currently uses methanol wipe samples to detect methamphetamine residue. Discrete sample testing is performed at 6 test sites in the property. Sample test sites are determined at the time of sampling based on the circumstances of the property and information made available to us. Discrete sampling balances the interests of all parties involved in the property while minimizing the costs associated with testing.