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Environmental Quality Council

EQC Meetings

All audio and video for these meetings is available in the Legislative Audio and Video Archives.

September 12 and 13, 2012
  • Agenda
  • September 12, 2012 minutes
  • September 13, 2012 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about September meeting
  • EQC administrative rule review summary
  • Impacts of HB 370, light motor vehicle registration fee update
  • HJR 32, LC 9000, LC 9010 public comments summary
  • LC 9000
  • LC 9010
  • HJR 32 draft report
  • Public Uses and Eminent Domain
          — public comments summary
          — draft study report
  • LC 9020 and public comments summary
  • LC 9021 and public comments summary
  • LC 9022 and public comments summary
  • FWP maintenance account report
  • Integrated Waste Management Plan update
  • Numeric nutrient standards report
  • Petroleum Mixing Zone application update
  • Fire Expenditure Summary, FY 2013, DNRC
  • Fire Season 2012, Hard Work & Hard Times, DNRC
  • Wildfire Smoke and Air Quality Discussion Materials, DEQ
  • Update on Fire Suppression Costs, LFD
  • DEQ agency legislative proposal
  • FWP agency legislative proposals
  • Draft letter to Congressional Delegation regarding federal airtankers for fire suppression
  • Draft letter to Congressional Delegation regarding management of federal forest lands to mitigate wildfire
  • Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
  • Jobs report re new coal leasing laws, DOLI

    July 18 and 19, 2012
  • Agenda
  • July 18, 2012 minutes
  • July 19, 2012 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about July meeting
  • HJR 32 - Study Management of State Parks and Recreation and Heritage Programs
          — LC 9000 amendments, requested by EQC members
          — LC 9000 amendments, requested by Montana Game Wardens Assn.
          — LC 9010 - Request further study of the Montana Heritage Commission
          — HJR 32 draft report
          — Impacts of HB 370, light motor vehicle registration fee
  • HB 142- Review of Statutorily-Required Agency Reports and Advisory Councils
          — Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
          — Land banking program report
  • Agency Oversight
          — EQC Administrative Rule Summary
          — SB 35 rule review memo
  • HB 142 (cont.)
          — LC 9022 - Eliminate Alternative Livestock Advisory Council
          — Draft template for agency compliance and enforcement reports
  • Agency Oversight (cont.)
          — Update on Fire Suppression Costs, LFD
          — Agency legislative proposals, DEQ
          — Agency legislative proposals, DNRC
          — Oil Pipeline Safety Review Council draft report
          — HB 613, Petroleum tank release closure report, DEQ
  • HB 142 (cont.)
          — Integrated Waste Management Plan, DEQ
          — TMDL progress report, DEQ
          — Numeric nutrient standards report, DEQ
          — Jobs report re new coal leasing laws, DOLI
  • MEPA study report, DEQ
  • Publications update
          — Cover memo
          — Montana Index of Environmental Permits
          — Eminent Domain Handbook

    May 1-3, 2012
  • Agenda
  • May 1, 2012 minutes
  • May 2, 2012 - Tour Virginia and Nevada Cities
  • May 3, 2012 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about May meeting
  • HB 142 - Review of Statutorily-Required Agency Reports and Advisory Councils
          — Future Fisheries Improvement Program report, FWP
          — Alternative Livestock Advisory Council, FWP
          — Boating Advisory Council, FWP
          — Private Land/Public Wildlife Council report, FWP
          — Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
          — Jobs report re new coal leasing laws, DOLI
  • HB 142 and SJR 26 - Combined Duties
          — SJR 26 - Migratory Game Bird Program Update, FWP
          — Wetlands Protection Advisory Council, FWP
          — Upland Game Bird Enhancement Program report, FWP
          — Upland Game Bird Citizens' Advisory Council, FWP
  • HB 142 - EQC Requested Bill Drafts
          — Cover memo
          — LC 9020
          — LC 9021
  • Eminent Domain
          — Public Uses and Eminent Domain, draft study report
  • HJR 32 - Study Management of State Parks and Recreation and Heritage Programs
          — HJR 32 cover memo
          — LC 9000
          — LC 9001
          — LC 9002
          — Heritage properties managed by state agencies, Montana Heritage Preservation and Development Commission
          — Long range building appropriations request, Montana Heritage Preservation and Development Commission
  • EQC Administrative Rule Summary
  • Wolf Program Budget Income Sources, FWP

  • March 7 and 8, 2012
  • Agenda
  • March 7, 2012 minutes
  • March 8, 2012 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about March meeting
  • HJR 32 - Study Management of State Parks and Recreation and Heritage Programs
  • Eminent Domain
          — Eminent domain and public use case law
          — Letter to EQC from Law and Justice Interim Committee
  • HB 142 - Review of Statutorily-Required Agency Reports
          — Wildland urban interface report, DNRC
          — Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program report, DNRC
          — Instream flow leasing report, FWP
          — Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
  • HB 142 - Review of Statutorily-Required Advisory Councils
          — Water and Wastewater Operators' Advisory Council, DEQ
          — Air Pollution Control Advisory Council, DEQ
          — Water Pollution Control Advisory Council, DEQ
          — Small Business Assistance Advisory Council, DEQ
  • EQC Administrative Rule Review Summary
  • Wolf Management
          — Wolf Program Budget, FWP
          — Gray Wolf Conservation and Management Plan Final EIS, FWP
          — Summary of county bounty statutes and local authority to regulate wildlife
          — Montana wolf hunting season, FWP
          — 2011 Wolf Hunting Season Report, FWP
  • KRY site cleanup progress report, DEQ

    January 11 and 12, 2012
  • Agenda
  • January 11, 2012 minutes
  • January 12, 2012 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about January meeting
  • HJR 32 - Study Management of State Parks and Recreation and Heritage Programs
          — HJR 32 cover memo
          — Administration of state parks in and near the Rocky Mountain region
          — Western Governors’ Association “Get Out West!” Initiative Information
  • Eminent Domain
          — Public Uses and Eminent Domain
          — HB 198 (2011) Litigation Update
          — Eminent Domain in the Public Utility Space, Scott Hempling
  • HB 142 - Review of Statutorily-Required Agency Reports
          — Compliance and enforcement report, DOAg
          — Compliance and enforcement report, DNRC
          — Compliance and enforcement report, DEQ
          — Clark Fork River Basin Task Force
          — Water Leasing Study, FWP
          — Jobs report re new coal leasing laws, DOLI
          — HB 613, Petroleum tank release closure report, DEQ
          — Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
  • EQC Administrative Rule Review Summary
  • Wolf Management Update
          — Hunting season harvest data, FWP
          — Hunting season harvest map, FWP
          — Hunting season extension document for FWP Commission
          — Hunting season regulations, FWP
          — Work-financial plan between FWP and USDA Wildlife Services
          — U.S. Department of Interior letter regarding funding for wolf management

    October 17, 2011
  • Agenda
  • October 17, 2011 minutes
  • EQC Letter to FWP Director re Bison Relocation
  • Translocation of Bison, Draft Environmental Assessment
  • Bison Background Information, FWP
  • More Info at FWP website

    September 14 and 15, 2011
  • Agenda
  • September 14, 2011 minutes
  • September 15, 2011 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about September meeting
  • Final Rules and Procedures
  • Final Work Plan
  • Final Work Plan Matrix
  • HJR 32 - A summary of existing programs and past reports on state parks, outdoor recreation, and heritage resource programs
  • Jobs report re new coal leasing laws, DOLI
  • EQC Administrative Rule Review Summary
  • KRY Site Status Sheet, DEQ
  • Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
  • FWP maintenance accounts report
  • DEQ litigation status report
  • FWP litigation status report
  • DNRC litigation status report

    May 24, 2011
  • Agenda
  • May 24, 2011 minutes
  • Memo to EQC about May meeting
  • Draft Work Plan
  • Draft Work Plan Matrix
  • EQC Administrative Rule Review Summary
  • Basin location and adjudication status, DNRC and Water Court
  • Draft Rules and Procedures
  • A Council Member's Guide to the Environmental Quality Council
  • 2011 Natural Resource Bills
  • DNRC Overview
  • Memo on HB 142 requirements
  • Memo on additional EQC duties assigned by 2011 Legislature

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