Opencut Mining operator resolves violation
HELENA -- Woodrock, Inc. conducted opencut operations on 4.0 acres outside its permitted boundary at the Stipek Gravel Pit in Dawson County, Montana. Woodrock also failed to conduct operations in accordance with the Department of Environmental Quality-approved Plan of Operation. Woodrock will pay a $10,000 penalty and has committed to return to compliance with the Opencut Mining Act by amending its Opencut Mining Permit and conducting opencut operations in accordance with the permit’s Plan of Operation.
For additional information about the Opencut Mining Act of Montana or permitting process, please call the Opencut Mining Program at (406) 444-4970 or visit the web site: http://deq.mt.gov/Land/opencut