Water Resources (Montana)
Last modified on February 17, 2013.
|Name||Water Resources (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Environmental Regulations|
|Affected Technologies||Biomass/Biogas, Coal with CCS, Hydroelectric, Hydroelectric (Small), Natural Gas, Nuclear|
|Implementing Sector|| State/Province
|Primary Website|| http://data.opi.mt.gov/bills/mca_toc/85_1.htm
The state policy of Montana requires that water resources of the state be put to optimum beneficial use and not wasted. The state must promote the conservation, development, and beneficial use of the state's water resources to secure maximum economic and social prosperity for its citizens, and this chapter authorizes the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to coordinate the development and use of the water resources of the state so as to effect full utilization, conservation, and protection of its water resources. This chapter addresses regulations pertaining to public ways, navigable waters, project financing, water storage, and land leasing, as well as Department duties and property acquisition. Part 5 of this chapter contains rules specific to power generation at water projects.
|Department||Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation|
|Division||Water Resources Division|
|Address||1424 Ninth Avenue|
|Address 2||PO Box 201601|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:|| 85-1 MCA