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Increases in subdivision fees sought by the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) are on hold after the Environmental Quality Council objected to the proposal at its September meeting.

The move delays the increases for 6 months unless the council removes its objection or fails to take further action at a subsequent meeting. The DEQ says ...


The State-Tribal Relations Committee is asking the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) to participate in an official capacity in the work of the Montana Missing Indigenous Persons Task Force.

The 2019 Legislature created the task force in the absence of a federal solution to the jurisdictional bureaucracy and lack ...


The State-Tribal Relations Committee will hold a conference call on Friday, September 27, at 2 p.m. to discuss sending a letter supporting Congressional reauthorization of the FUTURE Act, which provides federal funding to tribal colleges and expires on September 30.

Members of the STRC will attend the meeting by phone. Members of the public may ...


The Environmental Quality Council heads to Libby on September 25 and 26 to learn first-hand about chronic wasting disease (CWD), asbestos remediation, selenium concentrations in Lake Koocanusa, and wilderness study areas.

The EQC kicks off its visit at 8:15 a.m. on September 25 with tours of the Libby CWD Management Zone and Riverfront ...


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