Public Comment Periods

The documents listed in the links above may not be included in the list below.

The DEQ Public Comment Site shows major programs open for comment with instructions on how to enter comments and attachments.

DEQ will not respond to comments that are threatening, defamatory, libelous, slanderous, or discriminatory in nature.


 


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In accordance with 40 CFR 51.102, the Department is providing notice of a public hearing and the opportunity to submit written comments on the submittal of the Periodic Progress Report for the Regional Haze Program into the State Implementation Plan (SIP).

At this time, the Department is accepting public comments.

SIP Public Notice

September 22, 2017,
by 5 p.m.

Public Hearing:
September 11, 2017
at 1:00 p.m., to be preceded by an informal question and answer session at 12:00 p.m.

Metcalf Building, Rm. 45
(1502 E 6th Ave, Helena, MT)

Draft Progress Report

 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Air Quality Bureau

c/o Rebecca Harbage

P.O. Box 200901

Helena, MT 59620

Or via email to RHarbage@mt.gov

In accordance with § 75-10-735(1) and (2), Montana Code Annotated (MCA), the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) hereby gives notice of a 30-day public comment period on the Voluntary Cleanup Plan (VCP) for the Burlington Northern Facility in Essex, Montana.  DEQ is soliciting public comment on both the Environmental Assessment and Remediation Proposal portions of this document.  The public comment period will begin on July 6, 2017. 

midnight on August 4, 2017

ImagineIf Libraries located at 247 1st Avenue East in Kalispell, and the DEQ office located at 1225 Cedar Street in Helena.

VCP-EA

VCP-RP

Kevin Wilkinson at the DEQ Remediation Division, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901

or

via email to kwilkinson2@mt.gov.

This Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan (Plan) is developed and submitted on an annual basis in accordance with the requirements contained in Title 40 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 58.10. The intent of this plan is to accurately describe the monitoring sites in the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ) network, identify each site’s monitoring purpose, describe how the sites fulfill Network Design Criteria, and describe any deviations in physical characteristics or operation from regulatory requirements.

DRAFT:  2017 Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan

June 29, 2017 at 5:00 P.M. Montana Department of Environmental Quality 
Air Quality Bureau
1520 East 6th. Avenue, Ground Floor Room 050
Helena, MT 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Bureau
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT  59620

or electronically to Doug Kuenzli
 

Draft Sheep Creek E. coli TMDL and Water Quality Improvement Plan

Public Notice

June 5, 2017

5:00 P.M.

Montana Dept of Environmental Quality
Water Protection Bureau
Metcalf Bldg
1520 E 6th Ave
Helena, MT 
Contact Lou Volpe: (406) 444-6742

Meagher County Library
15 1st Ave SE
White Sulphur Springs MT 59645

Lewis & Clark County Library
120 S Last Chance Gulch
Helena MT 59601

Great Falls Public Library
301 2nd Ave North
Great Falls MT 59401

Mail to:

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
WPB/Watershed Protection Section
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

or electronically at:

http://comment.cwaic.mt.gov

Draft Environmental Assessment for draft hazardous waste permit Phillips 66 Company Billings Land Treatment Unit

Draft Permit

Fact Sheet

Public Notice
June 16, 2017 Montana Dept of Environmental Quality
Helena Office
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
Metcalf Bldg
1520 E 6th Ave
Helena, MT 
406-444-5300

Montana Dept of Environmental Quality
Billings Office
Airport Business Park IP-9
1371 Rimtop Dr
Billings, MT
406-247-4430
mail to:
Denise A. Kirpatrick
Hazardous Waste Specialist
Waste and Underground Tank Management Bureau
Montana DEQ
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

or electronically via e-mail to: DEQHazWaste@mt.gov

Environmental Assessment for Davis Enterprises, a MT firm, has proposed Motor Vehicle Wrecking Facility in Sheridan County May 12, 2017 Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
1520 E Sixth Ave
Helena, MT 59620
mail to:
Montana DEQ
Solid Waste Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

or electronically via e-mail to: DEQswprogram@mt.gov

Proposal to delist the Charles M. Russell Wildlife Refuge near Roy, Montana
February 10, 2017
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1225 Cedar Street
Helena, MT 59601
Kate Fry
DEQ-Remediation Division
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620
Or via email at: kfry@mt.gov
 

Bridger Pipeline LLC Administrative Order on Consent, Docket No. WQ-15-12

January 23, 2017

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1225 Cedar Street
Helena, MT 59601
 
Glendive Public Library
200 South Kendrick Avenue
Glendive, MT 59330
 
Sidney- Richland County Library
121 3rd Avenue Northwest
Sidney, MT 59270
Laura Alvey
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Groundwater Remediation Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
 
Or electronically to: lalvey@mt.gov

Draft environmental assessment for expansion of City of Billings Class II landfill facility located at 5240 Jellison Rd, Billings in Yellowstone County

Public Notice

Appendix A
Appendix B
Appendix C
Appendix D
Appendix E
Appendix F

January 30, 2017

extended to March 16, 2017

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
1520 E. Sixth Ave.,
Helena, MT 59620

City of Billings
Solid Waste Division
4848 Midland Rd

City of Billings
Public Works Dept.
2224 Montana Ave.

RiverStone Health office
123 S. 27th St.

Billings Public Library
510 N. 28th St.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
 Solid Waste Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT  59620

or electronically to:

DEQswprogram@mt.gov

Accepting comment on the Engineering Evaluation and Cost Analysis for water treatment of acid mine discharges in Belt.

The EE/CA also serves as an Environmental Assessment and is a public document that provides the purpose and need for the project, identification and analysis of options and the evaluation of environmental impacts. It presents the preferred water treatment plant design and operations and maintenance tasks for the proposed water treatment selected. Costs are also evaluated.

January 2, 2016

http://deq.mt.gov/Land/abandonedmines/currentprojects/belt

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Tom Henderson
AML Project Manager

PO Box 200901
Helena, MT  59620

or electronically:

thenderson@mt.gov

 

Draft Environmental Assessment for new land application disposal site for septage and grease trap waste for Eckert's Patriot Pumpers site located at 6.25 miles southeast of Stevensville off Highway 29 on South Sunset Bench Road in Ravalli County

Public Notice

extended to January 6, 2017

1/9/2017 comment period closed

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality

1520 E 6th Avenue

P.O. Box 200901

Helena, MT 59620

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

Solid Waste Section

PO Box 200901

Helena, MT 59620-0901

or electronically to:

deqstpprogram@mt.gov

The Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public comment on the Plant Site Remedy Evaluation Report for the waste water facilities at the Colstrip Steam Electric Station.

The report provides a description of the area where cleanup action is necessary, identifies feasible cleanup options, and identifies the preferred option.

 

 

 

Written comments must be received by 11:59 p.m. on November 30, 2016  

Copies of the report are available at DEQ’s office at 1520 E. 6th Ave. in Helena, Talen Montana’s office at 303 N. Broadway, Suite 400 in Billings, and the Bicentennial Library, 419 Willow Ave. in Colstrip. The report is also available electronically at: http://deq.mt.gov/DEQAdmin/mfs/ColstripSteamElectricStation

 

Sara Edinberg

Montana Department of Environmental Quality

PO Box 200901

Helena, MT 59620-0901

or electronically to:

DEQColstrip@mt.gov

Lucky Minerals DRAFT Environmental Assessment, Park County, Montana DEQ is seeking public comment on a Draft Environmental Assessment analyzing potential environmental impacts that may result from the proposed exploration activity by Lucky Minerals, Inc. December 12, 2016

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
1520 E. Sixth Ave.,
Helena, MT 59620

Lucky Minerals Draft EA

mail to:

Jen Lane Montana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT  59620

or electronically

   

Request for public comment on the amendment of ARM 17.8.102 and 17.8.103 pertaining to incorporation by reference – publication dates and availability of referenced documents.

MAR NOTICE No. 17-384

To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before:

5 p.m. on Friday, August 5, 2016

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620 Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59620

mail to:

 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Attn: Denise Hartman
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

 or electronically to:
dhartman2@mt.gov

Request for public comment on the amendment of ARM 17.8.818 pertaining to the averaging period for the PM2.5 significant monitoring concentration.

MAR Notice No. 17-383

To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before:

5 p.m. on Friday, June 3, 2016

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

Mail to:

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

Or electronically to:

dhartman2@mt.gov

Request for public comment on the amendment of ARM 17.8.610, 17.8.612, 17.8.613, 17.8.614, 17.8.615, 17.8.749, and 17.8.1210 pertaining to major open burning source restrictions, conditional air quality open burning permits, Christmas tree waste open burning permits, commercial film production open burning permits,  firefighter training, conditions for issuance or denial of permit, and general requirements for air quality operating permit content.

MAR Notice No. 17-382

To be guaranteed consideration, written comments must be postmarked on or before:

5 p.m. on Friday, May 6, 2016
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

mail to:

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Bureau
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

or electronically to:

dhartman2@mt.gov

Otter Creek Iron TMDL DRAFT Public Notice

Otter Creek Iron TMDL Draft (2 MB)

Appendix A - Otter Creek Watershed Description Tables and Figures (4.6 MB)

Appendix B - Iron Water Quality Data (595 KB)

Press Release

October 30, 2015 at 5:00 p.m.

Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
Metcalf Building
Water Quality Planning Bureau
1520 E. 6th Ave.
Helena, Montana

 

mail to:
Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Water Quality Planning Bureau
Attn: Christina Staten
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

or electronically to:

http://svc.mt.gov/deq/publiccomment/

 

Proposed Amendment and Repeal of Asbestos Control Program rules

      Notice of Extension

November 2, 2015 Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
Asbestos Control Program
1520 E. 6th Ave.
Helena, Montana 59620
mail to:

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Elois Johnson
1520 E Sixth Ave
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

or fax to:  406-444-4386

or electronically to:

ejohnson@mt.gov