State P2 Programs

Montana Pollution Prevention Program
MSU Extension Service
111 Taylor Hall, PO Box 173580, Bozeman, MT 59717-3580
Phone: 406/994-3451, Fax: 406/994-5417
Michael P. Vogel, Director, e-mail:
Jon Hudson, P2 Technical Specialist, e-mail:
Ted Lange, Solid Waste Technical Specialist, e-mail:

A non-regulatory, technical assistance program dedicated to serving waste reduction needs of Montana small businesses, consumers, tribes and local governments. The program provides personal assistance by telephone, on-site assessment visits to small businesses, industry specific workshops, publications, fact sheets and newsletters, a resource loan library to Montana residents, and small business recognition for pollution prevention efforts (inquire about the EcoStar Program).

Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Pollution Prevention Bureau
Planning, Prevention & Assistance Division
150 E. Sixth Avenue/ PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 406/444-6697, Fax: 406/444-6836
Lou Moore, Bureau Chief, e-mail:
Sandra Boggs, Recycling and Marketing Development Specialist,
Carolyn DeMartino, Solid and Hazardous Waste Specialist, e-mail:
Howard Haines, Biomass Energy Mechanical Engineer, e-mail:
Russell Levens, Water Quality Specialist, e-mail:
Joe Meek, Environmental Program Manager, e-mail:
Ned Pettit, Environmental Program Manager, e-mail:
Linda Saul, Wetlands Environmental Impact Specialist, e-mail:
James Swierc, Water Quality Specialist, e-mail:

The Pollution Prevention Bureau assists Montana citizens, local governments, and businesses in reducing or preventing pollution and managing wastes. The Bureau provides on-site analysis and advice for small business owners in meeting environmental regulations; develops and implements strategies and plans to protect groundwater, improve and restore wetlands, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions; and encourages transportation demand-side management and sustainability in building design and government operations. The Bureau also researches and oversees demonstrations of new technologies that reduce pollution and improve energy efficiency in transportation; promotes source reduction, reuse, recycling, and composting; assists in creating new uses and markets for Montana’s waste resources; and educates the public about voluntary ways to manage resources and operations to reduce this pollution.

Midwest Assistance Program, Inc. (MAP)

MAP is a private, non-profit organization created in 1979 to help small, rural communities address water and wastewater concerns involving system development, management and rehabilitation. In 1987, the scope of MAP's assistance expanded to include solid waste management and market development. Small rural communities and other entities such as mobile home parks, water and sewer districts, and unincorporated areas are beneficiaries of MAP's no cost technical assistance and training.

MAP Contacts:

Judy Sass, Rural Development Specialist
PO Box 516, Florence, MT 59833
Phone: 406-273-0410, Fax: 406/273-0957, e-mail:

Bill Leonard, Rural Development Specialist
PO Box 1456, Whitefish, MT 59937
Phone: 406-863-4900, Fax: 406/863-4809, e-mail:

Dustin White, Rural Development Specialist
P.O. Box 757, Wolf Point, MT 59201
Phone: 406/653-3943, Fax: 406/653-3943, e-mail:

Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP)

Provides small and mid-sized manufacturers with access to tools and resources to help them adopt performance-improving technologies. The MMEC has five field offices serving the state and offers educational seminars and on-site assistance. MMEC is affiliated with the NIST Manufacturing Extension Partnership.

Montana Manufacturing Extension Center
Montana State University
, 313 Roberts Hall, PO Box 173800, Bozeman, MT 59717-3800
Phone: 406/994-3812 or 1-800/MEP-4MFG, Fax: 406/994-3391
Steve Holland, Director, e-mail:
Mark Shyne, Field Engineer, e-mail:

Big Sky Economic Development Authority, 222 N. 32nd Street, Billings, MT 59101-1911
Phone: 406/256-6871, Fax: 406/256-6877
Contact: Keith Novakovich, e-mail:

Montana Department of Commerce, 1424 Ninth Avenue, Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406/444-9739
Contact: Todd Daniels, e-mail:

Northwest Business Center, 218 Main Street, Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406/758-5410
Contact: Paddy Fleming, e-mail:

University of Montana , School of Business Administration, Gallagher Building, Missoula, MT 59812
Phone: 406/243-6615, Fax: 406/243-4030
Contact: Kreg Worrest, e-mail:

Small Business Development Center (SBDC)

Montana SBDC Lead Center, Montana Department of Commerce, 1424 Ninth Avenue, Helena, MT 59620
Phone: 406/447-4780, Fax: 406/444-1872
Robyn Hampton, State Director, e-mail:
Keith McHugh, Asst. State Director, e-mail:

The SBDC Program is designed to deliver up-to-date counseling, training and technical assistance in all aspects of small business management. SBDC services include, but are not limited to, assisting small businesses with financial, marketing, production, organization, engineering and technical problems and feasibility studies. Special SBDC programs and economic development activities include international trade assistance, technical assistance, procurement assistance, venture capital formation and rural development.

Big Sky Economic Development Authority, 222 North 32nd, Billings, MT 59101-1931
Phone: 406/256-6875, Fax: 406/256-6877
Scott Langman, Director, e-mail:

Gallatin Development Corporation, 222 E Main St Ste 102, Bozeman, MT 59715
Phone: 406/587-3113, Fax: 406/587-9565
Contact: Kent Wood, Director e-mail:

Southwest Montana Service Center, 305 W Mercury St Ste 211, Butte, MT 59701
Phone: 406/782-7333, Fax: 406/782-9675
Contact: John Donovan, Director, e-mail:

Southeast Montana Development Center, 6200 Main St., PO Box 1935, Colstrip, MT 59323
Phone: 406/748-2990, Fax: 406/748-2990
Contact: Travis Wright, Director, e-mail:

High Plains Development Authority, PO Box 2568, 710 - 1st Ave. N., Great Falls, MT 59403
Phone: 406/454-1934, Fax: 406/454-2995
Contact: Suzanne David, Director, e-mail:

Bear Paw Development Corp., 48 - 2nd Ave., P.O. Box 170, Havre, MT 59501
Phone: 406/265-9226, Fax: 406/265-5602
Contact: Tracey Jette, Director, e-mail:

Gateway Economic Development, 1015 Poplar, Helena, MT 59601
Phone: 406/447-1512, Fax: 406/444-1514
Contact: Travis Brazill, Director, e-mail:

Northwest Montana Service Center, PO Box 8300, 218 Main, Kalispell, MT 59904-1300
Phone: 406/758-5412, Fax: 406/257-7283
Contact: Cliff Bennett, Director, e-mail:

Montana Community Development Corp., 103 East Main, Missoula, MT 59802
Phone: 406/728-9234, Fax: 406/542-6671
Contact: Charlie Wright, Director, e-mail:

Missouri Valley Development Corp., 223 Cascade, Wolf Point, MT 59201
Phone: 406/653-2890, Fax: 406/653-1840
Contact: Laura McPherson, Director, e-mail:

Small Business Administration (SBA)

U.S. Small Business Administration
Montana District Office, 301 S Park Ave Helena, MT 59601-6289
Phone: 406/441-1081, Fax: 406/441-1090
Website: http:\\
Rena Carlson, e-mail:
Jo Alice Mospan, District Director

The U.S. Small Business Administration, established in 1953, provides financial, technical and management assistance to help Americans start, run, and grow their businesses. With a portfolio of business loans, loan guarantees and disaster loans worth more than $45 billion, in addition to a venture capital portfolio of $13 billion, SBA is the nation's largest single financial backer of small businesses. Last year, the SBA offered management and technical assistance to more than one million small business owners. The SBA also plays a major role in the government's disaster relief efforts by making low-interest recovery loans to both homeowners and businesses. The US SBA is dedicated to providing customer-oriented, full-service programs and accurate, timely information to the entrepreneurial community.

Small Business Assistance Program (SBAP)

Montana Small Business Assistance Program
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: 1-800/433-8773
Bonnie Rouse, Small Business Ombudsman - Phone: 406/444-3641, e-mail:
Warren Norton, Technical Assistance Director - Phone: 406/444-5281, email:

SBAPs have been established in each state to help small businesses comply with requirements of the 1990 Clean Air Act Amendments. Small businesses affected include but are not limited to: agricultural chemical applicators, asphalt manufacturers and applicators, auto body shops, bakeries, dry cleaners, foundries, furniture manufacture and repair, gasoline service stations, general contractors, hospitals, lumber mills, metal finishers, newspapers, pest control operators, photo finishing labs, print shops, service and repair, and wood finishers. Technical assistance offered includes: informing businesses of applicable Clean Air Act requirements and helping them deal with specific technical, administrative and compliance problems; disseminating up-to-date information about the Clean Air Act; and referring businesses to environmental auditors who can help them evaluate a company's work practices, monitoring procedures, and record-keeping.


Fort Peck Tribes Environmental Protection Office
PO Box 1027, Poplar, MT 59255
Phone: 406/768-5155 x340, Fax: 406/768-5606
Contact: Vina Smith, e-mail:

The Fort Peck Tribes Environmental Protection Office believes environmental education is required to educate the public on pollution problems and possible prevention strategies.

U.S. EPA Region 8 - Montana Office
301 S. Park Ave
Helena, MT 59601-6289
Phone: 406-449-5432, Fax: 406-449-5434
Contact: Jay Sinnott, e-mail:

The EPA Region 8 - Montana Office seeks to assure the protection of public health and to protect, restore, and enhance the ecological integrity of Montana by: 1) providing technical and compliance assistance to the public; 2) assisting state, tribal, and other public agencies; and 3) implementing federal environmental laws and regulations.

The Watercourse Program
Montana State University
201 Culbertson Hall, Bozeman, MT 59717-0575
Phone: 406/994-5392, Fax: 406/994-1919
Dennis Nelson, Executive Director
John Etgen, Montana Project WET Coordinator

The Watercourse is a not-for-profit water science and education program. Specializing in the development of educational materials on water and water-related management issues, The Watercourse distributes these materials through training workshops and institutes. The scope of the program is international, its delivery unbiased, and its mission is to build informed leadership in resource decision-making. The Watercourse co-sponsors Project WET, a water science and education program for formal and non-formal educators.

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