Local Water Quality Districts (Montana)

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Place Montana

Name Local Water Quality Districts (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Primary Website http://www.deq.mt.gov/wqinfo/swp/LocalWQDistricts.mcpx
Applicable Jurisdiction http://www.deq.mt.gov/wqinfo/swp/LWQDMap.mcpx

Last Review 2014-09-15


This statute provides for the creation of local water quality districts to prevent and mitigate ground and surface water contamination. Each local water quality district may develop and implement a local water quality program, administer local ordinances, and construct and maintain facilities necessary to accomplish the purposes of the district.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Joe Meek
Department Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Division Planning, Prevention and Assistance Division, Pollution Prevention Bureau, Source Water Protection Program
Address 1520 East Sixth Avenue
Place Helena, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59620
Phone (406) 444-4806

Website http://www.deq.mt.gov/wqinfo/swp/LocalWQDistricts.mcpx

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 7-13-45 MCA
Date Effective 1991

Authority 2: ARM 17.30.1801 through 1807