Articles written by Moira Davin

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 By Moira Davin    Outdoors    July 5, 2023

Look Out For Harmful Algal Blooms When Recreating This Summer

Helena - When recreating on Montana's waterbodies this spring, summer and fall, be on the lookout for harmful algal blooms (HABs) that can occur on Montana's reservoirs and lakes. While not all algal...

 By Moira Davin    Outdoors    August 3, 2022

DEQ Announces Approximately $1 Million In Available Grants For Water Quality

Helena -The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking applications for approximately $1 million in funding for nonpoint source pollution reduction projects available under the Federal Clean Water Act. Nonpoint source pollution is...

 By Moira Davin    News    July 6, 2022

Montana's Draft Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Plan Now Available For Public Comment

Helena —The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and the Montana Department of Transportation (MDT) invite the public to provide input on an electric vehicle infrastructure plan for Montana. Over the last few months, the agencies have...

 By Moira Davin    News    February 16, 2022

DEQ Seeks Public Comment On Multi-Sector General Permit For Stormwater Discharges Associated With Industrial Activity

Helena - The Department of Environmental Quality is proposing to renew the Montana Pollutant Discharge Elimination System Multi-Sector General Permit (MSGP) for stormwater discharges associated with industrial activity such as mining. The renewal of...

 By Moira Davin    News    January 26, 2022

DEQ Recognizes National Radon Action Month With Free Radon Test Kits

Helena - January is National Radon Action Month. Radon is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas found in some Montana homes. Long-term exposure can lead to a risk of lung cancer so it’s important to have your home tested for radon and install a...

 By Moira Davin    News    August 25, 2021

DEQ & DPHHS Urge Schools To Test For Lead In Drinking Water

Helena - Schools across Montana are testing their drinking water for lead ahead of the Dec. 31, 2021 deadline outlined in the DPHHS Administrative Rules of Montana regarding matters of public health in schools. Dozens of school districts have...


DEQ Is Seeking Public Comment On Issuing 401 Water Quality Certification For Keystone XL Pipeline Project

Helena - The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) is seeking public comment and holding a remote public hearing on the tentative determination to issue a Water Quality Certification for the Keystone XL Pipeline project in eastern...


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