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Montana Department of Environmental Quality

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The tabs below provide a variety of links to license and permitting-related information at DEQ. More permit information can be found on individual program pages after navigating to them using the links below. For information about Environmental Permits for all state agencies check out the 2008 Montana Index of Environmental Permits guidebook published by the Legislative Services Environmental Quality Council.

The Water Protection Bureau was formed to prevent surface and ground water pollution by review of the potential sources of pollution and issuance of Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (MPDES) Permits.  This is Montana's implementation of National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) regulations.