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The Department of Environmental Quality (Department) is inviting public comment on the proposed addition of provisions into the Montana State Implementation Plan (SIP).

The Department proposes to add provisions related to the Regional Haze program in Montana into the SIP. Specifically, the Department proposes to include orders approved by the Montana Board of Environmental Review incorporating emission limits for four facilities identified in the Regional Haze Federal Implementation Plan (FIP) into the Montana SIP.

Any person may request a public hearing on this matter. If the Department receives a request for public hearing, a public hearing on this matter will be scheduled and the time for that hearing will be announced.   

Public Notice

To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Approved Board Orders: 

Ash Grove & GCC

Talen & Corette

Interested parties may submit their comments concerning the proposal described above in writing to the Department by addressing them to Liz Ulrich, MT DEQ, 1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-0901;
faxing them to 406-444-9741, or sending them via email addressed to EUlrich2@mt.gov 

The Department of Environmental Quality is inviting public comment on two administrative request submissions to the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to exclude certain ambient air monitoring data from regulatory review.

PUBLIC NOTICE

To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before 5:00 p.m., November 17, 2019

PM10 2018 Exceptional Events due to Wildfires 

PM2.5 2018 Exceptional Events in Libby due to Wildfires 

Interested parties may submit their comments concerning the proposal described above in writing to the Department by:

  • addressing them to: Julie Ackerlund,
    MT DEQ
    1520 E. Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana, 59620-0901;
  • faxing them to (406) 444-1499; or
  • sending them via email addressed to: JAckerlund@mt.gov
DEQ is seeking public comment on a report regarding wastewater facilities at the Colstrip Steam Electric Station. The Revised Remedy Evaluation Report for Units 3 and 4 is required under the Administrative Order on Consent between DEQ and Talen Montana, LLC, regarding groundwater contamination at Colstrip. The report is available on DEQ's website.

DEQ will conduct a public meeting on the report if a written request is received within 10 days of posting this notice by 10 or more people or by a group of 10 or more.

Press Release
 
To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before 11:59 p.m., Friday, November 22, 2019 DEQ Metcalf Bldg., 1520 E. 6th Ave., Helena

Talen Montana, 303 N. Broadway, Ste. 400, Billings

Bicentennial Library, 419 Willow Ave., Colstrip
Interested parties may submit comments in writing to the Department by
addressing them to: Sara Edinberg, MT DEQ, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901, or by email to: DEQColstrip@mt.gov

The Department of Environmental Quality (Department) is inviting public comment on one report regarding the waste water facilites at the Colstrip Steam Electric Station, as required by the Administrative Oder on Consent between DEQ and Talen Montana, LLC. The report DEQ is seeking comment on is the Units 3 and 4 Cleanup Criteria and Risk Assessment Report, which is available at DEQ's website.

A Public Meeting on the report will be held if a written request is received within 10 days of posting this notice by 10 people or more, or by a group having 10 members or more.

Press Release

To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before 11:59 p.m., Friday, October 18, 2019

DEQ Metcalf Bldg., 1520 E. 6th Ave., Helena

Talen Montana, 303 N. Broadway, Ste. 400, Billings

Bicentennial Library, 419 Willow Ave., Colstrip

Interested parties may submit comments in writing to the Department by
addressing them to: Sara Edinberg, MT DEQ, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901, or by email to: DEQColstrip@mt.gov