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Citation Label: MT34
Publication Name: Montana Final Statewide Oil and Gas Environmental Impact Statement and Proposed Amendment of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans
Publication Type: Land Use Plan / NEPA Document
Section Name: Hydrology Appendix-General Discharge Permit Coal Bed Methane Produced Water Montana Department of Environmental Quality Authorization to Discharge Under the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System
Author Name: State of Montana
Other Authors: Bureau of Land Management
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Publication No.: BLM/MT/PL-03-005
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Local Source File: MT34-HydrologyApp.pdf
Annotation: The FEIS and Proposed Amendment to the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans documents and discloses the results of the environmental analysis of anticipated coal bed methane and conventional oil and gas development in the State of Montana. The hydrology appendix includes various documents including a statewide general NPDES permit for CBM produced water.
Required vs.
Required -- the BMPs listed are requirements of the NPDES permit
Ownership: Federal, State and private -- The General discharge permit does not specify land or mineral ownership. "[T]he Montana FEIS and Proposed Amendment covers all lands within the state of Montana…" pg. 2, Dear Reader letter.