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Environmental Quality Council

EQC Meetings

Meeting Schedule

September 13 and 14, 2010
  • Agenda
  • Audio Guide: EQC Broadcast
  • September 13, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • September 14, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about September meeting
  • Legislative Finance Committee budget discussion documents
            — Cover memo, Barb Smith, LFC
            — LFC reference book status update
            — Reference book items pertaining to natural resource agencies
  • Biomass study documents
            — Biomass cover memo
            — Public comment received on LC 7000, LC 7002 and the draft letter to the Governor
            — LC 7000 - BER Rulemaking Authority for Chippers and Grinders
            — LC 7002 - Separate Renewable Energy Credits from Renewable Portfolio Standard
            — Draft letter to the Governor
            — Memo about Harvesting Energy report
            — Harvesting Energy, HJR 1 final biomass report
  • HJR 30 fire suppression study update
  • Public comment on LC 8002
  • LC 8002 - Use of River Beds
  • Adjudication progress report - DNRC and the Water Court
  • Agency rulemaking review summary
  • FWP legislative proposals summary
  • FWP Maintenance Account report
  • Public comment on LC 7010
  • Crucial Areas Planning public comment
  • LC 7010 - Petroleum Tank Release Mixing Zone
  • Livestock Loss Reduction and Mitigation Board annual report

    July 22 and 23, 2010
  • Final Agenda
  • Audio Guide: EQC Broadcast
  • July 22, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • July 23, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about July meeting
  • Harvesting Energy, HJR 1 draft biomass report, draft legislation, and public comments received
  • The Coke Can from Columbus, SJR 28 draft recycling study report and public comments received
  • HJR 15 (tourism/recreational access) study
  • DNRC legislative proposals summary
  • DEQ legislative proposals summary
  • Nutrient criteria development update
  • Redraft of Senate Bill No. 507
  • Updated legal memo on navigability
  • LSD and DNRC summary of Land Board use of PPL damages money
  • DNRC land banking report
  • Agency rulemaking review summary
  • Compliance and enforcement report, Department of Agriculture
  • Adjudication progress report -- DNRC and the Water Court
  • Water adjudication audit report from the Legislative Audition Division
  • Letter to Governor from WPIC
  • Update on Clark Fork Task Force
  • Overview of carbon sequestration update provided to ETIC in May
  • Spotted Dog land acquisition Environmental Assessment
  • Algae Aqua-Culture Technologies, John Murdock
  • Western Montana Economic Developers' Collaboration on Forest Products Industries, Tracy McIntyre
  • Biochar, Gloria Flora
  • Analysis of Bear Scat Monitoring, Agency Data, and Literature, Montanore Project
  • Monitoring Grizzly Populations in Western Montana, FWP
  • Proposed legislation

    May 6 and 7, 2010
  • Final Agenda
  • Audio Guide: EQC Broadcast
  • May 6, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • May 7, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about May meeting
  • Harvesting Energy, HJR 1 draft biomass report
  • Biomass study decision worksheet
  • Feasibility study overview, Porter Bench Energy, LLC
  • Overview of biomass equipment demonstration
  • Photos of biomass equipment demonstration
  • HJR 30 fire suppression study update, report from the Education and Local Goverment Committee
  • The Coke Can from Columbus, SJR 28 draft recycling report
  • HJR 15 (tourism/recreational access) study summary, May 2010
  • PPL Montana, LLC, vs. State of Montana (navigable rivers opinion)
  • Agency rulemaking review summary
  • CECRA rulemaking Economic Impact Statement
            — Cover memo
            — Economic Impact Statement
  • Compliance and enforcement report, DNRC
  • Adjudication progress report -- DNRC and Water Court
  • Echinococcus granulosus
            — FWP Fact Sheet, revised
            — Diseases You Can Get From Wildlife -- Hydatid Disease, British Columbia Ministry of Environment
            — Memo to EQC on hydatid disease, Dr. Valerius Geist
  • Memo on the status of coal, hard rock, and oil and gas permits in Montana

    March 4 and 5, 2010
  • Final Agenda
  • Audio Guide: EQC Broadcast
  • March 4, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • March 5, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about March meeting
  • Fiscal Considerations for Natural Resource Agencies, Barb Smith, LFD
  • Permitting in Montana (printable format)
  • Responses to biomass questions raised at January 2010 EQC meeting
  • Harvesting Energy, HJR 1 draft biomass report
  • Biomass Working Group recommendations
  • Biomass presentation: Dave Sjoding, Northwest CHP Application Center
  • Biomass presentation: Douglas Beer, Access Energy Technologies
  • The Coke Can from Columbus, SJR 28 draft recycling report
  • SJR 28 recycling study worksheet/decision matrix
  • Adjudication progress report -- DNRC and Water Court
  • Compliance and enforcement report, DEQ
  • Agency rulemaking review summary
  • CECRA rulemaking Economic Impact Statement
  • National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center 2010 Outlook
  • HJR 30 fire suppression study update
  • Cabinsite leasing legal analysis, Todd Everts
  • Wolf documents cover memo
            — Wolf discussion introductory overview for EQC, FWP
            — FWP Fact Sheet
            — Echinococcus Granulosus in Wolves, Krysten Schuler, Wildlife Ecologist, USGS National Wildlife Health Center, Wisconsin
            — Alaska epidemiology bulletin
            — A Field Guide to Common Wildlife Diseases and Parasites in Alaska
            — Idaho echinococcus granulosus factsheet
            — Monitoring and Assessment of Wolf-Ungulate Interactions and Population Trends within the Greater Yellowstone Area, Southwestern Montana, and Montana Statewide, Final Report 2009, Kenneth L. Hamlin and Julie A. Cunningham, FWP
            — Montana wolf hunt brochure
  • FWP Wolf Presentations, March 5, 2010
            — Counting Wolves in Montana
            — Wolf impacts on ungulates
            — Echinococcus granulosa
            — Wolf Funding
            — New wolf depredation response protocol
            — Projected wolf packs and breeding pairs at year end with full pack removal

    January 7 and 8, 2010
  • Final Agenda
  • Audio Guide: EQC Broadcast
  • January 7, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • January 8, 2010 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about January meeting
  • Navigable rivers survey
  • Legal opinion on the term navigable waters
  • Fire cost memo, Barb Smith, LFC
  • Evaluation of DNRC cabin site leasing proposal, Barb Smith, LFC
  • Adjudication progress report -- DNRC and Water Court
  • EQC administrative rulemaking authority and current rules
  • HJ 1 biomass study cover memo and discussion points
            — Montana biomass study background paper
            — DNRC perspectives on woody biomass, Angela Farr, DNRC
  • SJ 28 recycling study cover memo and discussion points
            — Montana recycling study background paper
  • HJR 15 (tourism/recreational access) study summary, January 2010
  • Permitting in Montana - draft
  • CECRA rulemaking memo
  • EQC letter recommending stakeholder group for DEQ CECRA rulemaking
  • DEQ letter about CECRA rulemaking public notice
  • Director Opper letter to Chair Vincent about CECRA rulemaking
  • DEQ letter about CECRA priority list
  • EQC letter of objection to greenhouse gas rulemaking
  • BER response to EQC letter about greenhouse gas rulemaking
  • Montana Forest Biomass Supply, Todd Morgan
  • Montana Agricultural Biomass Residual Overview, Spangler and Haines
  • Petroleum Tank Release Fund Status Report
  • Federal Fire Policy in the 2009 Montana Fire Season, Bob Harrington
  • Recycling Electronics in Montana, Sandra Boggs
  • E-waste recycling overview, Tatooine Electronics
  • Noxious Weed Law Issues for Montana, Scott Bockness
  • Water Leasing Study, FWP

    September 10 and 11, 2009
  • Final Agenda
  • Audio Guide: EQC Broadcast
  • September 10, 2009 minutes - Audio - Video
  • September 11, 2009 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about September meeting
  • EQC Rules and Procedures
  • EQC Final Work Plan
  • EQC Final Work Plan Matrix
  • Habitat Conservation Plan Draft EIS Summary
  • Habitat Conservation Plan Draft EIS Abstract
  • Habitat Conservation Plan Draft EIS (pdf of PowerPoint)
  • Habitat Conservation Plan EIS documents (DNRC web site)
  • DNRC cabinsite lease payment document
  • Montana recycling study background paper
  • Montana biomass study background paper
  • Rule review crib sheet
            — Attachment 1 (11" by 17")
  • Adjudication progress report -- Water Court
  • Adjudication progress report -- DNRC
  • HB 674 and HB 669 summary
  • Forestlands Protection Coalition response to Headwaters Economics Wildfire Cost Study
  • Sen. Barrett letter to FWP Director re stream access law
  • (Biomass Federal Issues and Legislation, Angela Farr and Julia Altemus, DNRC )
  • Montana Rural Recycling, Dusti Johnson, DEQ
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking, Dr. Mike Spence
  • National Biorefinery Siting Model, Rich Lane, Camas Creek Enterprises
  • Report on Biomass, Tom Kaiserski, Montana Energy Promotion and Development Division
  • Petroleum Tank Release Fund Status Report
  • Legal opinion on the term navigable waters

    May 28 and 29, 2009
  • Final Agenda
  • May 28, 2009 minutes - Audio - Video
  • May 29, 2009 minutes - Audio - Video
  • Memo to EQC about May meeting
  • Memo to EQC about member-identified issues for Work Plan
  • Draft Work Plan
  • Final Draft Work Plan Matrix, May 29, 2009
  • Draft rules and procedures, 2009-10
  • Criteria for establishing subcommittees or working groups
  • Water policy history
  • 2009 Natural Resource Legislation
  • A Council Member's Guide to the Environmental Quality Council
  • History of presiding officer selection

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