Governing Law and Regulations
Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Permitting and Compliance Division Water Protection Bureau
DEQ Board of Environmental Review (Board)
Montana Department of Agriculture (MDA)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 8
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps)
Local boards of health
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. The Montana Water Quality Act is designed to protect, maintain, and improve the quality of Montana's water resources. The Water Quality Act contains provisions to prevent degradation of water quality and to protect beneficial uses of state water. Pursuant to the Water Quality Act, the Board must establish ...