Discharges Associated with
Portable Suction Dredges
The purpose of the Portable Suction Dredge General Permit (General Permit) is to regulate wash water effluent from portable suction dredges, to state waters in accordance with effluent limitations, monitoring requirements and other conditions set
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forth in Parts I, II, III and IV of the General Permit. A written authorization letter from the Department is required before an applicant is authorized to discharge under the General Permit.
- Portable Suction Dredge General Permit Application Information
- General Permit for Discharges Associated with Portable Suction Dredges
- Permit Fee Schedule for Applications and Annual Fees
- Suction Dredge Log for Discharge
- Application Package for Portable Suction Dredges General Permit.
- Rules and Regulations
- Other Information
- Conservation Districts
- Recreational Suction Dredging Guidelines - Montana Stream Classifications 468 KB | 1.3 MB
Applicants must also seek authorization under a Natural Streambed and Land Preservation Act (Section 310) permit from the local Conservation District for recreational suction dredging. Applying for a 310 permit is required and has no cost. Therefore, DEQ recommends obtaining 310 permit authorization prior to applying for authorization under the fee-required General Permit for Portable Suction Dredging.