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Public Participation & Engagement at DEQ

Many of the statutes and regulations administered by DEQ require that we provide public notice of a proposed action, often accompanied by opportunities for the public to comment, either in writing or verbally at a meeting or hearing. Public participation is essential to our processes and decisions. We have deep connections to the communities we work in and a strong commitment to protecting this place we call home. We understand that it is important to be aware of and feel involved in activities going on in your community.

To make it easier for you to find an opportunity to get involved, notices, comment opportunities, and upcoming meetings associated with all DEQ programs will be shared on the pages below.

DEQ prepares environmental review documents in accordance with requirements of the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA). The MEPA review process often provides opportunites for the public to participate. Active review opportunities are included in the public comment listings linked above, or you may view all MEPA opportunities by clicking the buton below.


DEQ maintains an online archive of final administrative rule notices for the past two years. Each archived rule notice includes a link to official public notices on the Montana Secretary of State's website. You may view final adoption and amendment notices by clicking the button below.


Archived Rule Notices