This annual report for Fiscal Year 2018 has been prepared by the Coal Section, Coal and Opencut Mining Bureau, Montana Department of Environmental Quality as a summary of activities during the fiscal year. This summary report provides information on the extent of coal mining, prospecting, and reclamation within the state. Additionally, it provides summary information on the amount of reclamation bond required for each company. The extent of bond release – indicated by the number of acres for each of four phase of bond release – is also presented. If you should have any questions regarding this report, please feel free to contact the program at 406-444-4970.