Please accept the following comments on the proposed MPDES permit for the Montanore Mine Project, Permit No. MT0030279 (“Proposed Permit”), submitted on behalf of Save Our Cabinets, Earthworks, Clark Fork Coalition, and Montana Environmental Information Center. As discussed below, the Proposed Permit contains numerous flaws and violates the Montana Water Quality Act, federal Clean Water Act, and state and federal implementing regulations. Accordingly, the commenting organizations and their thousands of members across Montana urge DEQ not to issue the permit as proposed.
Re: Proposed MPDES Permit for the Montanore Mine Project, Permit No. MT0030279Download