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Driscoll, Paul

DEQ to Hold Public Hearing on State Revolving Fund Programs

The Department of Environmental Quality will hold a public hearing for the Drinking Water and Water Pollution Control State Revolving Fund Loan Programs.

The public hearing is to consider Proposed Project Priority Lists and Intended Use Plans for both drinking water and wastewater revolving fund programs. The Intended Use Plans identify uses of funds in the loan programs and describe how the goals of the programs will be satisfied. The Project Priority Lists identify eligible projects to be funded with loan monies authorized and appropriated to the state.

The public hearing will be held in Helena, Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 1:30 p.m., in the Metcalf Building, 1520 East Sixth Ave., Room 111.

Copies of both Intended Use Plans, which contain the priority lists, may be obtained from the DEQ Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901, (406) 444-6697, or on the DEQ website at: http://deq.mt.gov  Both plans are for State Fiscal Year 2016.

Oral or written comments on the Drinking Water Revolving Fund Program Priority Lists or Intended Use Plans may be presented at the public hearing or sent by email to Mark Smith, Program Manager, at: marks@mt.gov  Oral or written comments on the Water Pollution Control Priority Lists or Intended Use Plans may be presented at the public hearing or sent by email to Paul LaVigne, Program Manager, at: plavigne@mt.gov Comments on either can be mailed to P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901. These comments must be received by 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 1, 2015. Communities wishing to add their proposed drinking water or water pollution control projects to either Project Priority List should contact DEQ prior to the hearing date.

DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this hearing. If you need an accommodation, please notify DEQ no later than June 17, 2015, to advise us of your need. Contact Jenna Gilmore at (406) 444-4643 or by email at: jgilmore2@mt.gov

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