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The Department of Environmental Quality (Department) is inviting public comment on the submittal of a proposed Request for Redesignation of the East Helena Lead nonattainment area to attainment and a proposed East Helena attainment area Maintenance Plan.  The proposal will be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a revision to the Montana State Implementation Plan (SIP).

The Department will be accepting public comments until 5:00 p.m., July 9, 2018

                                        SIP NOTICE 

(State Implementation Plan)

 

REQUEST FOR REDESIGNATION OF EAST HELENA LEAD NONATTAINMENT AREA
&
APPROVAL OF EAST HELENA ATTAINMENT AREA MAINTENANCE PLAN

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Bureau
ATTN:  Stephen Coe
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

FAX: 406-444-1499

ELECTRONICALLY: scoe@mt.gov

The Department of Environmental Quality (Department) is inviting public comment on the submittal of a proposed Request for Redesignation of the East Helena SO2 nonattainment area to attainment and a proposed East Helena attainment area Maintenance Plan.  The proposal will be submitted to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a revision to the Montana State Implementation Plan (SIP).

The Department will be accepting public comments until 5:00 p.m., July 9, 2018

                                    SIP NOTICE

(State Implementation Plan)

 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Air Quality Bureau
ATTN:  Stephen Coe
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

FAX: 406-444-1499

ELECTRONICALLY: scoe@mt.gov

The Department of Environmental Quality is inviting public comment on the Air Quality Monitoring Network Plan (Plan) that 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 Department will be accepting public comment until 5:00 pm, June 29, 2018  2018 NETWORK PLAN

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

or electronically to:

DKuenzli@mt.gov 

The Department of Environmental Quality is inviting public comment on the submission of revised Missoula City-County Health rules related to the previously submitted Missoula County PM10 Redesignation Request and Limited Maintenance Plan into the Montana State Implementation Plan (SIP).

SIP NOTICE

The Department will be accepting public comment regarding the proposal to submit the above-described document to EPA for 30 days. The public comment period begins on May 2, 2018 and ends on June 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.

CHAPTER 4
MISSOULA COUNTY
AIR STAGNATION AND EMERGENCY EPISODE AVOIDANCE PLAN

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

  • addressing them to Liz Ulrich, 1520 E. Sixth Avenue, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901;
  • faxing them to 406-444-1499; or
  • sending them via email addressed to eulrich2@mt.gov.
Draft Environmental Assessment for Fewer Pumping Service's proposed land application of septage and graywater. The proposed site is located in Valley County.

Public Notice
May 20, 2018 Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

mail to:
 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
 Septic Tank Pumper Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT  59620

or electronically to:

DEQswprogram@mt.gov

The Department is inviting public comment on a proposed revision of the permit boundary at Spring Creek Coal, LLC's Spring Creek Coal Mine in Big Horn County. A scoping meeting is planned for April 18 in Hardin in preparation for an Environmental Impact Statement.

May 7, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

 

 

N/A

Jen Lane, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: (406) 444-4956 or by email to: Jlane2@mt.gov
Public scoping period for preparation of Environmental Impact Statement for Western Energy's proposed expansion of Rosebud Mine at Colstrip.  April 30, 2018 N/A

Jen Lane, Montana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: (406) 444-4956 or by email to: western-energy-area-b-eis@eroresources.com

DRAFT Environmental Assessment, Glacier Park, Inc., West Glacier RV Park proposed infrastructure for water, wastewater, and stormwater  March 13, 2018 Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 East Sixth Ave., Helena and Kalispell Regional Office, 655 Timberwolf, Suite #3. Electronically at: DRAFT EA  

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901
Phone: (406) 444-6722 or by email to:
WestGlacierEAcomment@mt.gov

DRAFT 2018 Water Quality Integrated Report April 21, 2018 Montana Department of Environmental Quality Clean Water Act Information Center application: www.cwaic.mt.gov

Montana Department of Environmental Quality Clean Water Act Information Center application: www.cwaic.mt.gov or by mail to: Integrated Report Coordinator, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901

Draft EA for proposed Yellowstone Disposal Landfill March 16, 2018 Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

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

or electronically to:

DEQswprogram@mt.gov

The Department proposes adoption of new decommissioning and bonding rules for wind generation facilities

MAR Notice No 17-394

A Public Hearing will be held November 29, 2017 at 2:00 pm in Room 111 of the Metcalf Building

December 7, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

Attn: Sandy Scherer
Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

 Or electronically to:
SScherer@mt.gov

The Department proposes amendments to incorporate by reference regulations appropriate federal and state statutes and the 2017 version of the Montana Ambient Air Monitoring Program Quality Assurance Project Plan (QAPP).

 MAR Notice No 17-393

 Affected CFRs

November 24, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
1520 E 6th Avenue
Helena, MT 59601

Attn: Sandy Scherer
Montana Dept. of Environmental Quality
P.O. Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620-0901

 Or electronically to:
SScherer@mt.gov

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking comments on Montana's draft Nonpoint Source Management Plan.  

The public comment period starts September 25, 2017.

October 24, 2017

Comments may be submitted electronically at http://comment.cwaic.mt.gov/

For more information, please contact Rober Ray, Water Quality Specialist, at (406) 444-5319.

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

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:

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

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