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Nov 21, 2013


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Lisa Peterson
Director's Office


DEQ Invites Public to Comment on Water Quality Improvement Plans for the Flint Planning Area


Helena -- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is holding a meeting to provide information and accept written comments on water quality restoration plans for streams in the Flint Creek watershed in Granite County, Mont.

The plan, titled “Flint Nutrients TMDL and Water Quality Improvement Plan,” describes nutrient water quality problems in Barnes, Douglas, Flint, and Smart creeks; and Princeton Gulch in the Flint Creek watershed. It also provides total maximum daily loads (i.e., pollution limits) for the streams and outlines a strategy for improving water quality in order to meet Montana’s standards.

The public meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2013 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. at the Granite County Museum & Cultural Center, located at 135 Sansome Street, Philipsburg, Mont. DEQ staff will provide information, answer questions, and accept written comments.

The draft document is posted on the DEQ web site at and copies are available at the Granite County Conservation District Office, 105 South Holland Street, Philipsburg; Philipsburg Public Library, 102 S. Sansome St., Philipsburg; and the Montana State Library. Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m., December 18, 2013 and should be mailed to DEQ Water Quality Planning Bureau, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620, or submitted electronically at

For more information, document availability or other questions, please contact Paul Kusnierz, DEQ at (406) 444-4205, or by e-mail at DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in this open house or meeting. If you require an accommodation, please contact Carrie Greeley at or (406) 444-6749 no later than 11:00 a.m., November 27, 2013.

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