DEQ Seeking Public Comment on Water Quality Standards

  Helena – Every three years the Montana Department of Environmental Quality conducts a comprehensive review of the state water quality standards. This review keeps standards current and protective of public health and the environment. A significant part of the review process is accepting comments from the public.

  The public will have the opportunity to provide comments on June 3, 2016, at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Environmental Review. Input will be accepted on any aspect of Montana’s surface water quality standards that a person believes the BER should consider for possible revision.

  Comments may also be submitted to: Amy Steinmetz, DEQ, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, Montana, 59620-0901; fax 406-444-6836; or email: In addition, comments may be submitted on the DEQ website at:

  Comments must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., June 3, 2016 and should identify the water quality standard at issue, any suggested revision to the standard, and the basis for the suggested revision, including technical information.

  The DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities who wish to participate in this hearing. If you require an accommodation, contact Amy Steinmetz at 406-444-0371 or by email to: to advise us of the nature of the accommodation.