Water Quality (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||Water Quality Act (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Natural Gas, Nuclear|
The Water Quality Act establishes water conservation and protection, as well as the prevention, abatement, and control of water pollution, as the policy of the state of Montana. The Act establishes a comprehensive state water quality program, which is administered by the Department of Environmental Quality: http://www.deq.mt.gov/wqinfo/default.mcpx
The Act sets limitations on the state's ability to set regulations that are more stringent than federal regulations (section 75-5-203), establishes a Water Pollution Control Advisory Council in the Department of Environmental Protection, establishes classifications and standards for state waters, addresses the cooperation of the department and local water quality districts in establishing local water quality programs, and sets permitting, monitoring, and reporting requirements.
|Department||Montana Department of Environmental Quality|
|Department||Board of Environmental Review|
|Department||Water Pollution Control Advisory Council|
|Division||Planning, Prevention, and Assistance Division|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||75-5 MCA|
|Authority 2:||ARM 17.30.101 through 2006|