with Fish Farms
The purpose of the Fish Farm General Permit is to regulate discharge wastewater effluent from fish farms and hatcheries to state waters in accordance with effluent limitations, monitoring requirements and other conditions set forth in the General
Permit. All facilities must develop and implement a waste management plan to minimize the discharge of hatchery wastes to state waters. The Fish Farm General Permit is in compliance with the Montana Water Quality Act, Title 75, Chapter 5, Montana Code Annotated (MCA), and the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (the “Clean Water Act”), 33 U.S.C. 1251 et. seq., A written authorization letter from the Department is required before and applicant is authorized to discharge under the General Permit.
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- General Permit for Discharges Associated with Fish Farms
- Permit Fee Schedule for Applications and Annual Fees
- Application Package for Fish Farm General Permit.
- Rules and Regulations