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BMP ID: 2763
Title: Produced water discharge to surface waters restriction
Text: "Produced Water Management, Discharge to surface water: ...New discharges are subject to Non-degradation Rules (ARM 17.30.700). These rules prohibit increases in the discharge of toxic and deleterious materials to state waters, unless it is affirmatively demonstrated to the MDEQ that a change is justifiable as a result of necessary economic or social development and will not preclude present and anticipated use of these waters."
Source Publication Name: Final Water Resources Technical Report, Montana Statewide Oil and Gas E.I.S and Amendment of the Powder River and Billings Resource Management Plans
Citation Section: Chapter 6-Mitigation of Impacts to Water Resources
Citation Page: 46
Supplemental Documents:  
Usage Type: Required
Timing: • Production / Operation / Maintenance
Surface Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Mineral Ownership: • Federal
• State
• Private
Primary Contact: BLM - Miles City Field Office
111 Garryowen Road
Miles City, Montana  59301  United States
Phone:(406) 233-2800     Alt. Phone:
Fax:(406) 233-2921
Alternate Contact:  
Categories: Aquatic and Riparian Values
Water Quality and Pollution
Water Quantity and Rights
Location: Montana
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Date Entered: 2009-03-09 16:27 MDT
Last Updated: 2009-03-09 16:27 MDT