Print Version
Print Banner Print

Water Policy Interim Committee

WPIC Meetings

Draft Meeting Schedule

September 11 and 12, 2008
  • Agenda
  • September 11, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • September 12, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • Memo to Committee
  • Water--Montana's Treasure
  • Findings and Recommendations (9-5-2008)
  • Board of Investments Intercap Program
  • LC5007, Data study through MBMG
  • LC5009, Discharge permits required
  • LC5012, Water right for aquatic resource activities carried out by MDT
  • LC5014, Public water and sewer
  • LC5015, Revolving fund
  • LC5020, Preliminary determinations
  • LC5021, Revises water enforcement laws
  • LC5022, Public water and sewer systems for subdivisions
  • LC5023, Sustainable development program
  • LC5024, Renewable resource loans for public systems
  • Economic analysis of irrigation

    August 12 and 13, 2008
  • Agenda
  • August 12, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • August 13, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • Memo to Committee
  • Water--Montana's Treasure
            Public Comment (Updated 8-7-2008)
            Press Release about draft report
  • Case Study Report, MBMG
            Public Comment
  • Water rights in closed basins, Nicklin
            Public Comment
  • DNRC proposed legislation
  • DEQ proposed legislation
  • Draft legislation to extend RWRCC
  • DNRC and Bureau of Reclamation memorandum of understanding
  • 2006-07 Water Leasing Report, Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Findings and Recommendations
  • LC5009, Discharge permits required
  • LC5014, Public water and sewer
  • LC5015, Revolving fund
  • LC5019, Subdivision water systems
  • LC5020, Preliminary determinations
  • LC5021, Revises enforcement laws

    June 10 and 11, 2008
  • Agenda
  • June 10, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • June 11, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • Water--Montana's Treasure, draft report to the Legislature
  • Study Tasks and Responses
  • Flood to sprinkler water supply impacts, DNRC
  • Ground water quality and subsurface wastewater systems, DEQ
  • Converting from flood to sprinkler irrigation, DNRC
  • Irrigation loses from a ground water point of view, MBMG
  • Proposed ground water investigation program (LC5007)
  • Findings and Options for Recommendations
  • Potential Expansion of Consumptive Use, DNRC
  • Cost comparison on exempt wells and public water supply systems, MAR
  • Prior appropriation, Bloomquist
  • Bostwick Properties, Inc. vs. DNRC - Decision
  • Bostwick Properties, Inc. vs. DNRC - legal analysis
  • Water rights in closed basins, Nicklin

    May 12, 2008, Work Group Meeting
  • Agenda
  • Summary of work group meeting
  • Adverse effect discussion, Don MacIntyre
  • Enforcement costs discussion, Don MacIntyre
  • Outsourcing discussion, Don MacIntyre

    April 29 and 30, 2008
  • Agenda
  • April 29, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • April 30, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • Economic Benefits of Irrigation, DNRC
  • WPIC Findings and Recommendations (4-29-2008)
  • Projects Funded for Irrigation Research
  • Net depletion analysis of Lower Beaverhead, MBMG
  • Conjunctive ground water and surface water management, Kirk Engineering
  • Ruby Valley inventory, Payne
  • State Water Plan, Moy
  • LC5007, Data study through MBMG
  • LC5012, Water right for aquatic resource activities carried out by MDT
  • LC5014, Public water and sewer
  • Summary of work group meeting
            DNRC proposed amendments
            DNRC explanation
            Utility Solutions negotiations
  • Excerpt from Montana Water Court Guidebook

    April 1, 2008, Work Group Meeting
  • Summary of work group meeting
            DNRC proposed amendments
            DNRC explanation
            Utility Solutions negotiations

    March 12 and 13, 2008
  • Agenda
  • March 12, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • March 13, 2008 minutes - Listen
  • Planning Grants for Community Infrastructure
            Planning Grants Availability to Communities
            Project Tracking Tables
  • An analysis of water marketing and reallocation options in Montana, Joe Kolman
  • 2006 Water Leasing Report, Fish, Wildlife and Parks
  • Water Marketing in the West, Scarborough
  • Saving our Streams, Scarborough and Lund
  • Growing Communities, Mountain Water Co.
  • DNRC response to Mountain Water Co.
  • Memo about growing communities doctrine, Greg Petesch
  • Analysis of Water Banks in the Western States, Washington State Department of Ecology
  • Private Water Leasing, Trout Unlimited
  • Water Marketing 101, Katelyn E. Stahley
  • State Water Projects
  • Administration of Water Court decrees
  • Starting at the Source, Michelle Bryan-Mudd
  • Bucket for bucket memo, DNRC
  • DNRC enforcement of water rights
  • Effects of exempt wells, DNRC
  • HB 831 application status
  • Mitigation guide for the Walla Walla Basin, Washington Water Trust
  • Water Marketing, Holmes
  • HB 831 update
  • LC5009, Discharge permits required

    January 15 and 16, 2008
  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Water Right Application Process, Terri McLaughlin, DNRC
  • Stream Closure Policy, Bill Schenk, FWP
  • Ground water case studies, update, John Metesh, MBMG
  • Update on Evaluations Significance of Exempt Wells, Nicklin
  • LC5001, Accelerated permitting process
  • LC5002, Notice of intent to drill
  • LC5003, Enforcement
  • LC5004, Ground water quality
  • LC5005, MDT water reservations
  • LC5006, Subdivision and water right disconnect
  • LC5007, Data study through MBMG
  • LC5008, Adjudication issue remarks
  • Enforcement of senior rights in relation to ground water rights

    October 24 and 25, 2007
  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Blackfeet water compact
  • Teton Basin, DNRC
  • Teton Basin, Allan Rollo, Teton River Watershed Group
  • Consumptive use, Steve Custer
  • Consumptive use, John LaFave, MBMG
  • Determining consumptive use, Bill Uthman, DNRC
  • Exempt wells and sportsmen, Laura Ziemer, Trout Unlimited
  • One well vs. many, John Metesh, MBMG
  • Community vs. single wells, Eric Regensburger, DEQ
  • Source water protection, Jim Stimson, DEQ
  • Domestic and irrigation water usage, Eric Regensburger, DEQ
  • DEQ subdivision review, Steve Kilbreath, DEQ
  • Typical household water need
  • Necessity of exemption, Glenn Oppel, Montana Association of Realtors

    September 12 and 13, 2007
  • Revised agenda
  • Minutes
  • Sunburst School District vs. Texaco and Shammel vs. Canyon Resources
  • Review of aquifer storage and recovery projects
  • Elements of land use law
  • Major subdivision review process schematic
  • WPIC study prioritization worksheet
  • Northwestern's compensation for natural resource damages at the Milltown Site
  • Thompson River Lumber Co. proposal for decision
  • Thompson River Lumber Co. final order

    August 16 and 17, 2007
  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Photos of Gallatin Valley tour
  • Final Work Plan
  • Press release
  • DEQ Rules - nondegradation of water quality
  • DEQ Rules - mixing zones in surface and ground water
  • DEQ Rules - Montana ground water pollution control system
  • Numeric water quality standards
  • Challenges of governing groundwater in U.S. western states
  • Water needs and strategies for a sustainable future
  • Federal drinking water standards

    July 10 and 11, 2007
  • Agenda
  • Minutes
  • Photos of Beaverhead Valley tour
  • Draft Work Plan
  • Work Plan Matrix
  • Montana water law summary
  • Closed basin legal issues
  • Fidelity Exploration final order
  • Montana Drought Advisory Committee report
  • DNRC reservoir storage, May 2007
  • Trout Unlimited vs. DNRC
  • House Bill No. 831 (2007) summary
  • House Bill No. 831 flowchart
  • State water management comparison
  • Lohmeier, et al. vs. DNRC

  • Montana Legislature Facebook
    Disclaimer | Help | Contact Us | Privacy &Security | MT Legislature Homepage | Back to Top
    Last Modified:
    2/7/2013 12:25:33 PM