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Water Policy Interim Committee

WPIC Meetings

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

DRAFT Meeting Schedule

September 10 and 11, 2012
  • Agenda
  • September 10, 2012 minutes
  • September 11, 2012 minutes
  • Numeric nutrient standards report
  • Basin location and adjudication status
  • Administrative rule review
  • LC 8010 and public comment
  • The Exemption: To change or not to change? draft study report
  • LC 8011, LC 8012 and public comment
  • Other Proposals
          — Define combined appropriation - Sen. Hamlett
          — Establish stream depletion zones - Sen. Vincent

    July 12 and 13, 2012
  • Agenda
  • July 12, 2012 minutes
  • July 13, 2012 minutes
  • Numeric nutrient standards report, DEQ
  • TMDL progress report, DEQ
  • Water right valuation report, DNRC
  • Water access valuation report, DNRC
  • Basin location and adjudication status
  • Agency legislative proposals, DEQ
  • Agency legislative proposals, DNRC
  • Avulsion memo
          — LC 8009 - Clarify taxation and ownership of river channel changed by avulsion (option 1)
          — LC 8010 - Clarify taxation and ownership of river channel changed by avulsion (option 2)
  • The Exemption: To change or not to change? draft study report
  • Exempt Well Options
          — LC 8000 - Define combined appropriation and require CGWA mitigation
          — LC 8001 - Require public water and sewer in certain subdivisions
          — LC 8002 - Reduce exempt well rate and volume
          — LC 8003 - Limit exempt appropriation in confined aquifers
          — LC 8004 - Limit exempt appropriation in subdivisions
  • Senate Bill 35 rulemaking

    June 21, 2012 - Hamilton, Bitterroot River Inn, 139 Bitterroot Plaza Dr., 7:00 p.m.
  • Agenda
  • June 21, 2012 minutes
  • The Exemption: To change or not to change? draft study report
  • Exempt Well Options
          — LC 8000 - Define combined appropriation and require CGWA mitigation
          — LC 8001 - Require public water and sewer in certain subdivisions
          — LC 8002 - Reduce exempt well rate and volume
          — LC 8003 - Limit exempt appropriation in confined aquifers
          — LC 8004 - Limit exempt appropriation in subdivisions

    June 20, 2012 - Kalispell, Red Lion Inn, 20 North Main St., 7:00 p.m.
  • Agenda
  • June 20, 2012 minutes
  • The Exemption: To change or not to change? draft study report
  • Exempt Well Options
          — LC 8000 - Define combined appropriation and require CGWA mitigation
          — LC 8001 - Require public water and sewer in certain subdivisions
          — LC 8002 - Reduce exempt well rate and volume
          — LC 8003 - Limit exempt appropriation in confined aquifers
          — LC 8004 - Limit exempt appropriation in subdivisions

    June 19, 2012 - Bozeman, Gallatin County Courthouse, 311 W. Main, Room 306, 7:00 p.m.
  • Agenda
  • June 19, 2012 minutes
  • The Exemption: To change or not to change? draft study report
  • Exempt Well Options
          — LC 8000 - Define combined appropriation and require CGWA mitigation
          — LC 8001 - Require public water and sewer in certain subdivisions
          — LC 8002 - Reduce exempt well rate and volume
          — LC 8003 - Limit exempt appropriation in confined aquifers
          — LC 8004 - Limit exempt appropriation in subdivisions

    March 6, 2012
  • Agenda
  • March 6, 2012 minutes
  • Renewable Resource Grant and Loan Program update
  • Basin location and adjudication status
  • Montana Watershed Condition Classification
  • Ditch Maintenance Court Decision
          — Seconday ditch easements after Musselshell Ranch Co. v. Seidel-Joukova
          — Musselshell Ranch Co., et al. v. Seidel-Joukova, et al.
  • Standing in Water Right Adjudication
          — Standing to object to water right claims before the Montana Water Court
          — Montana Trout Unlimited v. Beaverhead Water Co., et al.
          — SB 356
          — Governor's veto letter
  • Avulsion - SB 299
          — SB 299 and property ownership in the event of an avulsion
          — SB 299
          — Governor's veto letter
  • Exempt Well Options
          — LC 8000 - Define combined appropriation and require CGWA mitigation
          — LC 8001 - Require public water and sewer in certain subdivisions
          — LC 8002 - Reduce exempt well rate and volume
          — LC 8003 - Limit exempt approporation in confined aquifers
          — LC 8004 - Limit exempt appropriation in subdivisions

  • January 10 and 11, 2012
  • Agenda
  • January 10, 2012 minutes
  • January 11, 2012 minutes
  • Saddle Creek Fire hydrology report
  • Exempt Well Ideas
          — Horse Creek proposed Controlled Groundwater Area, DNRC
          — CSKT negotiation, proposed exempt well ordinance, RWRCC
          — Trout Unlimited
  • Water Leasing Study, FWP
  • Basin location and adjudication status
  • Water Rights Exempt from Filing
          — Senator Brenden exempt claim letter
          — Exempt from filing summary
  • Water Right Calls and Enforcement
          — Memo on water right call list
          — Water right complaint history, DNRC
          — Water Commissioner appointments
  • Administrative Rule Review Summary

    September 13 and 14, 2011
  • Agenda
  • September 13, 2011 minutes
  • September 14, 2011 minutes
  • Final Work Plan
  • Final Work Plan Matrix
  • Final Rules, Procedures and Guidelines
  • Water Research, Monitoring and Inventory in Montana, Gretchen Rupp, Montana Water Center
  • Basin location and adjudication status
  • Photos from Rolling Rivers demonstration
  • Water Right Permitting
          — Elk Creek irrigation water right permit
          — Stevensville subdivision water right permit
  • Exempt Well Issues in the West, Nathan Bracken
  • General water use requirements, DNRC
  • Ground water, exempt wells, and enforcing a water right through a call
  • Clark Fork Basin Task Force report
  • Previously discussed exempt well options
  • DEQ litigation status report
  • FWP litigation status report
  • DNRC litigation status report

    June 21, 2011
  • Agenda
  • June 21, 2011 minutes
  • Rules, Procedures and Guidelines
  • Draft Work Plan
  • Draft Work Plan Matrix
  • Water Legislation - 2011
  • House Bill No. 602
  • Basin location and adjudication status
  • Water - Montana's Treasure
  • Boiling it Down: A study of water policy in Montana
  • Water Rights in Montana
  • A Guide to Montana Water Quality Regulation
  • Exempt well policy overview
  • Exempt Well Statistics, DNRC
  • Exempt Well Statistics, John Metesh, MBMG
  • Ground Water Information Program update, John Wheaton, MBMG
  • State Water Projects update, Kevin Smith, DNRC

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