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DEQ Seeks Comment on Proposed Rule Package to Implement Senate Bill 358

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is accepting public comment on a draft rule package implementing narrative nutrient water quality standards and creating a new adaptive management option for point source dischargers. The standards were developed in consultation with a diverse group of stakeholders using 20 years of Montana-specific science and are designed to protect rivers and streams for uses such as supporting aquatic life and recreation.

The rules were drafted in consultation with a diverse stakeholder work group over a multi-year process that included more than 40 mee...