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Jan 23, 2012


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Steve Kilbreath
Permitting and Compliance


DEQ Holding Subdivision and Water Supply Meetings in Eastern Montana


The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will be holding three public meetings in eastern Montana to discuss permitting requirements and procedures for subdivisions and public water supplies in response to increasing demand for housing in areas of oil and gas development.

Department staff will be discussing the Sanitation in Subdivisions Act, creating new lots, recreational vehicle camps, trailer courts, and the submittal and review process. Montana Public Water Supply Laws will also be discussed including how public water supply systems are defined, options for water supply and wastewater treatment and the steps to permitting. Additional discussion will include licensing by the Department of Public Health and Human Services and local (county) permitting. The discussion will be followed by a question and answer session.

The meetings will be held in the following locations:

• Glendive – January 31, 6:00 PM at CC’s Family Café conference room, 1902 N. Merrill Ave.
• Sidney - February 1, 2:00 pm at the Richland County Health Department, 1201 W Holly #1 • Culbertson - February 2, 2012, 2:00 pm at the Roosevelt County Complex, 307 Broadway

The DEQ is also planning to set up a permitting office in Sidney, staffed one day each month to be available for site visits, to answer questions, and to review potential submittals. DEQ staff tentatively plans to be in the office on February 14th and the second Tuesday of the month thereafter.

For more information visit the DEQ website at or call Matt Waite at 406-247-4455. The DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities that wish to take part in this meeting. If you need an accommodation please contact the DEQ at the number above.

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