Montana’s 5-year NPS Management Plan available for public comment
The Department of Environmental Quality is accepting public comment on Montana’s Five-Year Nonpoint Source Management Plan. The Plan focuses on strategies for reducing diffuse or nonpoint sources of pollution to Montana’s waterbodies through a program that supports voluntary improvements to land management practices. Nonpoint sources of pollution include sediment, nutrients, bacteria, and metals that can originate from forested, agricultural, abandoned mining, and urban and residential areas. Nonpoint sources can harm aquatic life, increase water supply treatment requirements, and limit recreational uses.
The 2017 Plan outlines goals and tactics for the next five years and identifies the resources and collaborative approaches available to reduce nonpoint source pollution in Montana.
To view the document, click here. Comments may be submitted electronically at: http://comment.cwaic.mt.gov/. For more information contact Robert Ray, Water Quality Specialist, at (406) 444-5319 or RRay@mt.gov. Public comments must be submitted by October 24th.