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The legal landscape facing the use of exempt groundwater wells has changed over the last 3 years, and the Water Policy Interim Committee plans to survey the new playing field. WPIC begins its two-day meeting at 10 a.m. on Oct. 9 in room 172 of the state Capitol building in Helena.

The Water Policy Interim Committee will set a plan of action for the 2017-2018 interim during its upcoming July 31-August 1 meeting. Staff and various agencies will also lead the committee on a tour of three Helena-area sites to introduce a broad array of water issues, including irrigation,...
Exempt ground water wells will be on the agenda Wednesday, as the Water Policy Interim Committee meets for the final time during the 2016-17 interim. The committee will also weigh six other pieces of draft legislation at the meeting, which begins at 10 a.m. in room 172 of the Capitol...
Tuesday, October 11, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee

The Water Policy Interim Committee meets Oct. 12 to consider six pieces of draft legislation, including what may be the first step toward state assumption of federal Section 404 permitting. The committee is also seeking public input on these drafts.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee
The Water Policy Interim Committee plans to sift through public comment during a two-day meeting on Aug. 29-30, as it finalizes its interim studies and weighs possible legislation for 2017. Discussions of the Black Butte mining project, the safety of Painted Rocks and Lake Como dams, the...
Thursday, August 18, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee
The Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) welcomes public comment on a report and draft legislation related to its study of the future of the Montana Water Court. The WPIC approved a draft of the report July 12 in order to seek public comment. Comments will be reviewed and discussed at the...
Friday, August 5, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee

The Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) welcomes public comment on issues of water supply and availability in Montana – including two bills related to exempt wells.

Friday, July 29, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee
The Water Policy Interim Committee (WPIC) welcomes public comment on how Montana might assume regulatory activities under federal Section 404 of the Clean Water Act. The WPIC  approved a draft of the report July 12 in order to seek public comment. Comments will be reviewed and...
Thursday, July 21, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee

The Water Policy Interim Committee will review draft legislation at its July 11-12 meeting and will decide which bills to forward for public comment. The committee's meeting begins at 9 a.m. July 11 in room 172 of the State Capitol building in Helena.

Wednesday, June 29, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee
The Water Policy Interim Committee will focus on Gallatin Valley water issues at its meeting next month. The committee meets at Bozeman City Hall beginning at 9 a.m. May 2 and 3.
Thursday, April 21, 2016/Categories: Legislative Branch/Tags: Water Policy Interim Committee
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