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Environmental Quality Council

The Environmental Quality Council is a state legislative committee created by the 1971 Montana Environmental Policy Act. As outlined in MEPA, the EQC's purpose is to encourage conditions under which people can coexist with nature in "productive harmony". The Council fulfills this purpose by assisting the Legislature in the development of natural resource and environmental policy, by conducting studies on related issues and by serving in an advisory capacity to the state's natural resource programs.

The statutory duties of the Council are described in 75-1-324 of the Montana Environmental Policy Act.

General Information

Council Activities

  • Staff Memos
  • Reports
  • Draft Legislation
    • HB 22 Clarify that Easement Is Preferred Interest Taken in Eminent Domain
    • HB 92 Appropriate Funds for Land Use Planning Grants
    • HB 93 Include Damage Reduction Measures in Eminent Domain Proceedings
    • HB 94 Clarify Notice to Potentially Liable Persons for Environmental Release
    • SB 6 Limit Landowner Liability for Condemned Property
    • SB 7 Clarify Eminent Domain Laws
    • SB 33 Revise MEPA - Remand of New Issues
    • SJ 3 Study MEPA Related Issues
  • Subcommittees

How to Contact Us

Environmental Quality Council
Legislative Environmental Policy Office
P.O. Box 201704
Helena MT 59620-1704
Phone: (406) 444-3742
Fax: (406) 444-3971

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