PUBLIC NOTICE

Helena Housing Authority Board of Commissioners Approve Units for Methamphetamine Remediation and for EPA Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership Cost Reimbursement

Helena Housing Authority (HHA) Board of Commissioners reviewed and approved at their public board meeting November 9, 2017 the following residential units for methamphetamine remediation. The Board authorized that the remediation costs for these units be submitted by HHA for reimbursement through the Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project EPA Brownfield grant.

The following Helena Housing Authority low rent public housing units have tested positive for methamphetamine residue at or above 0.1 micrograms (100 nanograms) lower limit of identification (LLOI) per 100 square centimeters of the tested surface material in the unit and will be remediated: unit 60 (309 Rodney Street), unit 29 (1012 Cannon Street), unit 605 (2417 Beltview Drive), unit 324 (936 N. Cooke Street), unit 201 (807 Abbey Street); and unit 406 (917 N. Cooke Street). The costs of remediating these units will be submitted to Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project EPA Brownfield grant for reimbursement.

The EPA Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project grant helps offset a significant portion of the remediation costs on a 50% grant/50% loan arrangement funded through the grant. The EPA Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project lead agency grantee is Snowy Mountain Development Corporation (SMDC) which administers the grant along with administrative support through the Montana Business Assistance Connection (MBAC). HHA is a sub-grantee of the EPA Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project.

The HHA Board’s public review and approval at the their November 9 Board of Commissioners meeting, and this notice is made as part of HHA’s public outreach in keeping with the requirements of the EPA Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project grant funding.

For more information regarding HHA’s remediation activities and/or the Central Montana Brownfield Grant Partnership project EPA Brownfield grant please contact: Michael M. O’Neil, Executive Director, Helena Housing Authority at (406) 442-7970 ext. 124.