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Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System (MGWPCS)

Ground Water

The Ground Water Program of the Water Protection Bureau (WPB) administers a program that issues Montana Ground Water Pollution Control System (MGWPCS) permits to the owners or operators of potential sources of pollution to state ground waters. The current list of permittees includes operations such as custom metal ore milling companies, petroleum distribution companies, soil remediation facilities, and agricultural producers. The structures from which waste materials are discharged include tailings ponds, waste treatment and storage ponds, spill clean-up systems, and soil treatment cells that potentially discharge to ground water.

The MGWPCS permit program consists of permit application review and issuance and permit compliance monitoring.

The application review process begins when the perspective permittee submits the appropriate application forms and any supporting technical information.  The permit is then drafted and the tentative permit, statement of basis, and environmental assessment are made available for a 30-day public comment period, during which time, requests for a public hearing are accepted.  Any comments received by the department and postmarked no later than the closing date are considered in the issuance of a final permit.

Permits are issued for a period of five years. All permits contain operating stipulations.  Permit stipulations place conditions on how a discharge source is operated or managed in order to prevent the placement of wastes where they will likely cause degradation of state waters. Degradation is defined as any worsening of water quality that results from the permitted discharge. Degradation of water quality is identified by comparing water quality up-gradient of the discharge to water quality down-gradient of the discharge.

According to the rules governing MGWPCS permits, pollutant discharges may be entitled to a mixing zone in which the applicable ground water quality standards may be exceeded. Therefore, the nondegradation requirement may apply at the down-gradient edge of the mixing zone.

MGWPCS permits are subject to compliance monitoring. Compliance monitoring is accomplished by reviewing and analyzing Discharge Monitoring Reports (DMR's) and conducting Compliance Evaluation Inspections (CEI's). Proper review of monitoring reports should determine if all required measuring points were sampled according to the prescribed schedule and analyzed for the correct parameters, by the correct methods. Proper review also determines if degradation of state waters has occurred and seeks to recognize trends in soil and water quality affected by the permitted operation.  Please see Compliance and Technical Support, Data Management for more information.

CEI's are conducted to verify that permitted facilities are in proper working order and that discharge stipulations are being carried out.  Please see Compliance and Technical Support, Inspections for more information.

 

Staff Contact: Chris Boe (406) 444-6752
Water Pollution Discharge Permits - Types of Activities Regulated, Application Requirements, Permitting Procedures, Criteria, Fees
MGWPCS List of Permit Types - Includes applications and other explanatory materials

 

Ground Water Permits

Permit Number Facility Name Name Location
Permit Number Facility Name Name Location
MTX000002 CONTACT MINING COMPANY CONTACT MINING COMPANY PHILIPSBURG
MTX000014 OT MINING CORPORATION OT MINING CORPORATION BASIN
MTX000052 COLSTRIP ENERGY LP ROSEBUD FLYASH DISPOSAL COLSTRIP ENERGY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP COLSTRIP
MTX000061 YELLOWSTONE ENERGY LTD YELLOWSTONE ENERGY LIMITED PARTNERSHIP WARREN
MTX000092 PLUM CREEK MANUFACTURING FACIL PLUM CREEK COLUMBIA FALLS COLUMBIA FALLS
MTX000094 BARRETTS MINERALS INC BARRETTS MINERALS INC DILLON
MTX000097 PARADINE MILL PARADINE MILL INC CO SCOTT OLDROYD RADERSBURG
MTX000099 ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS ROSEBURG FOREST PRODUCTS MISSOULA
MTX000100 STAMPEDE PACKING COMPANY AKA MEAT PRODUCTION INC STAMPEDE PACKING COMPANY KALISPELL
MTX000102 NEW CASTLE COURT LIERG INC MISSOULA
MTX000103 RAMSHORN VIEW ESTATES RAMSHORN SUBDIVISION OWNERS ASSOCIATION GALLATIN GATEWAY
MTX000105 CHICO HOT SPRINGS RESORT AND DAY SPA CHICO HOT SPRINGS PRAY
MTX000108 4 DOT MEADOWS SUBDIVISION 4 DOT MEADOWS CO WATER AND SEWER BELGRADE
MTX000110 UTILITY SOLUTIONS LLC WWTS UTILITY SOLUTIONS LLC BOZEMAN
MTX000111 WOODY MOUNTAIN SUBDIVISION TRIPLE TREE INC MISSOULA
MTX000112 VALLEY GROVE WATER AND SEWER VALLEY GROVE WATER AND SEWER DIST BOZEMAN
MTX000115 BLAINS MOBILE HOME COURT MEADOWLARK CAPITAL LLC BILLINGS
MTX000116 CITY OF BELGRADE CITY OF BELGRADE BELGRADE
MTX000118 AVALON LIVING INC ST. FRANCIS SENIOR RESOURCES INC EMIGRANT
MTX000119 RED CREEK RANCH LLC RED CREEK RANCH USERS ASSOC INC WEST YELLOWSTONE
MTX000121 AQUAFLO LLC - SKYVIEW WATER AND SEWER UTILITY AQUAFLO LLC HELENA
MTX000122 CORVALLIS WWTF CORVALLIS COUNTY SEWER DISTRICT CORVALLIS
MTX000123 CRAZY MOUNTAIN GUEST RANCH ALTRIA GROUP DISTRIBUTION COMPANY CLYDE PARK
MTX000125 SUN MOUNTAIN LUMBER INC SUN MOUNTAIN LUMBER INC DEER LODGE
MTX000126 BOZEMAN KOA TRD INC BOZEMAN
MTX000127 TOWN PUMP TRAVEL PLAZA BONNER HOLDING LLC BONNER
MTX000129 FIRELIGHT MEADOWS SUBDIVISION HLH LLC BIG SKY
MTX000134 SUGAR LOAF WOOL CARDING MILL SUGAR LOAF WOOL CARDING MILL HALL
MTX000135 GOLDEN ESTATES III GOLDEN ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOC HELENA
MTX000136 BELGRADE GARDENS SUBDIVISION BELGRADE COMMERCIAL PARK CORP BELGRADE
MTX000138 MT DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION - DENA MORA REST AREA MONTANA DEPT OF TRANSPORTATION SALTESE
MTX000141 BRIDGE CREEK ESTATES BRIDGE CREEK ESTATES LLC HELENA
MTX000142 WILDFLOWER SUBDIVISION WILDFLOWER SUBDIVISION HOA HAMILTON
MTX000143 SADDLEBACK RIDGE SUBDIVISION SADDLEBACK RIDGE HOMEOWNERS ASSOC. LAUREL
MTX000144 BRIDGER BOWL BRIDGER BOWL BOZEMAN
MTX000145 BOZEMAN FISH TECHNOLOGY CENTER US FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE BOZEMAN
MTX000146 TURAH MEADOWS CO SEWER AND WATER DIST TURAH MEADOWS CO SEWER AND WATER DIST TURAH
MTX000147 RIVER ROCK SUBDIVISION RIVER ROCK COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DIST BELGRADE
MTX000148 TOWN PUMP MAJOR BRANDS DISTRIBUTING INC THREE FORKS
MTX000149 FOX CROSSING SUBDIVISION FOX CROSSING SUBDIVISION HOMEOWNERS ASSOC HELENA
MTX000150 GREEN HILLS RANCH SUBDIVISION GREENHILLS RANCH HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION BOZEMAN
MTX000151 HEBGEN LAKE ESTATES COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DISTRICT HEBGEN LAKE ESTATES CO WATER SEWER DISTRICT WEST YELLOWSTONE
MTX000153 MANLEY MEADOWS SUBDIVISION COMMUNITY DRAINFIELD MANLEY MEADOWS HOMEOWNERS ASSN BOZEMAN
MTX000157 BROADWATER ESTATES MAJOR SUBDIVISION BROADWATER DEVELOPMENT LLC HELENA
MTX000160 GRASSLAND SUBDIVISION GRASSLAND ESTATES HOMEOWNERS ASSOC HELENA
MTX000161 LINLEE LAKES SUBDIVISION AQUANET INC LINLEE LAKE ESTATE BILLINGS
MTX000162 TOWN PUMP TRAVEL PLAZA GORE HILL MONTANA COMMERCE LLC GREAT FALLS
MTX000163 GRANTSDALE ADDITION BRAD MILDENBERGER HAMILTON
MTX000164 GLACIER RANCH SUBDIVISION FIRST INTERSTATE BANK KALISPELL
MTX000165 EAST GALLATIN COMMERCIAL CNTR EAST GALLATIN COMMERCIAL CENTER PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC BOZEMAN
MTX000166 FALCON ESTATES SUBDIVISION SCOTT TWITE FLORENCE
MTX000167 GRAND VALLEY ESTATES TOM AND KIM HARRISON HELENA
MTX000168 SILVER CREEK COMMERCIAL SUBDIV BRIDGE CREEK ESTATES LLC HELENA
MTX000170 KOOTENAI CREEK VILLAGE FBN INC KOOTENAI CREEK VILLAGE VICTOR
MTX000171 ST MARY WASTEWATER FACILITY GLACIER NATIONAL PARK SAINT MARY
MTX000172 LAZY J SOUTH SUBDIVISION BOSTWICK PROPERTIES INC BIG SKY
MTX000174 FOX CROSSING III SUBDIVISION FX3 HOMEOWNER ASSOCIATION EAST HELENA
MTX000176 APPLEGATE MEADOWS SUBDIVISION VALLEY SAND AND GRAVEL LLC HELENA
MTX000178 GLACIER POINT SUBDIVISION LEE WOLFE - INTEGRATED WATER INC HELENA
MTX000182 BRYANT NO 3 SUBDIVISION BRYANT ACRES NO 3 SUBDIVISION HELENA
MTX000188 KOOTENAI LODGE LAKE COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DIST KOOTENAI LODGE LAKE COUNTY WATER-SEWER BIGFORK
MTX000189 TOWN PUMP TRAVEL PLAZA BIG SKY PROGRESS LLC LOCKWOOD
MTX000190 HAYFIELD ESTATES WWTS TENNESON FAMILY LLC HELENA
MTX000192 JEFFERSON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORP SUNLIGHT BUSINESS PARK JEFFERSON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT CORP. WHITEHALL
MTX000193 HUNGRY HORSE WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT HUNGRY HORSE DEVELOPMENT PARTNERS LLC HUNGRY HORSE
MTX000194 THE WILDERNESS CLUB WILDERNESS PRESERVE US LP EUREKA
MTX000197 JULIE RASMUSSEN - STONEY BROOK VILLAGE CONDOS JULIE RASMUSSEN MONTANA CITY
MTX000204 RON UELAND - HOME STAKE MEADOWS UELAND LAND DEVELOPMENT LLC BUTTE
MTX000205 CORONADO RESOURCES - MADISON PROJECT CORONADO RESOURCES USA LLC SILVER STAR
MTX000207 FRENCHTOWN SCHOOL DIST HIGH SCHOOL & JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL FRENCHTOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT FRENCHTOWN
MTX000208 ONE HORSE ACRES LLC - ONE HORSE ESTATES SEWER SYSTEM ONE HORSE ACRES LLC, MARNE MARTIN FLORENCE
MTX000210 HERON CREEK SUBDIVISION SUSSEX DEVELOPMENT INC HELENA
MTX000212 ROBERT ALEXANDER - RED DOG RANCH SUBDIVISION ROBERT ALEXANDER FRENCHTOWN
MTX000213 PEAK HEALTH & WELLNESS CENTER SEWER SYSTEM PEAK HEALTH AND WELLNESS CENTER LLC MISSOULA
MTX000214 POINT OF PINES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOC INC WWTF POINT OF PINES NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOC INC WHITEFISH
MTX000219 INDIAN SPRINGS RANCH LLC INDIAN SPRINGS SUBDIVISION INDIAN SPRINGS RANCH LLC EUREKA
MTX000220 GLACIER PARK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT RENTAL CAR FACILITY CARWASH FCA RENTALS LLC KALISPELL
MTX000221 MANY GLACIER WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK BABB
MTX000223 GENESIS BUSINESS PARK GENESIS BUSINESS PARTNERS LLC BOZEMAN
MTX000224 BOZEMAN WATER TREATMENT PLANT CITY OF BOZEMAN BOZEMAN
MTX000225 FRONTIER BUILDERS - TIMBER WORKS ESTATES SUBDIVISION FRONTIER BUILDERS INC HELENA
MTX000226 GREY ROCK MAJOR SUBDIVISION GREY ROCK LLC HELENA
MTX000228 FH STOLTZE LAND AND LUMBER CO F H STOLTZE LAND AND LUMBER CO COLUMBIA FALLS
MTX000229 GALLATIN GATEWAY COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DIST WWF GALLATIN GATEWAY COUNTY WATER AND SEWER DIST GALLATIN GATEWAY
MTX000230 GATEWAY VILLAGE WASTEWATER FACILITY GATEWAY VILLAGE LLC GALLATIN GATEWAY
MTX000231 ANACONDA-DEER LODGE COUNTY WASTEWATER HOLDING PONDS AND IP BEDS FACILITY ANACONDA DEER LODGE COUNTY ANACONDA
MTX000232 BELGRADE NO 4 TRUCK STOP AND CONVENIENCE STORE MONTANA INNOVATIONS LLC BELGRADE
MTX000233 PARCEL #698800 LEE FOSS HAMILTON