Public Comment Periods

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

Click the link below for major open comment periods with instructions on how to enter comments and attachments. 

DEQ Electronic Public Comment Site

 

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


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Draft Madison Nutrient, E. coli, and Metal TMDL and Water Quality Improvement Plan

Appendix A

Appendix B

Comments must be received by 5:00 p.m., October 19, 2018

Department of Environmental Quality, Water Protection Bureau, 1520 E. 6th Ave., Helena, MT 59601 and the Madison Valley Public Library in Ennis

DEQ, Water Protection Bureau, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620

Or: http://comment.cwaic.mt.gov/

The Department of Environmental Quality has released proposed updated rules for underground storage tanks and written comments are being solicited.

Press Release and Public Meeting info

September 21, 2018; written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m.

Proposed rules 

Interested parties may submit their comments by writing to: Attn DEQ UST Program, 1520 E. 6th Ave., Helena, MT 59620

Email: DEQWUTMBRules@mt.gov

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

Press Release and Public Meeting Info

September 12, 2018; written comments must be received by 11:59 p.m.

Reports available at Revised Plant Site Remedy Evaluation Report

Interested parties may submit their comments by writing to Sara Edinberg, Waste Management & Remediation Division
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59601-0901

Email: DEQColstrip@mt.gov

 

Draft Beneficiary Environmental Mitigation Plan Volkswagen Mitigation Trust for Montana

The DEQ will be accepting comments until 5:00 p.m., August 20, 2018
 

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

 


Mail to: Attn: Kyla Maki, Montana Department of Environmental Quality, 1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59620-0901

Or by email to: kmaki@mt.gov 

Application for motor vehicle wrecking facility, CF Auto Parts, Deschamps Lane Subdivision, Missoula, MT, Missoula County

DRAFT Environmental Assessment

The DEQ will be accepting comments until 5:00 p.m., August 11, 2018
 

Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Waste & Underground Tank Management Bureau,
1520 E 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59601

 


Mail to: Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Motor Vehicle Recycling & Disposal Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620

Or by email to: wutbcomments@mt.gov

DEQ is seeking comments for licensing of a motor vehicle wrecking facility application submitted by Justin Quist for 406 Salvage and Auto, 1817 US Highway 93 North, Victor, Montana, Section 7, Township 7 North, Range 20 West, Missoula County

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

Montana Department of Environmental Quality, Motor Vehicle Recycling & Disposal Program, 1520 E. 6th Ave., Helena, MT 59601

Public Notice

Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Motor Vehicle Recycling & Disposal Program
PO Box 200901
Helena, MT 59620
 
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.

 

 

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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

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

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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