HARD ROCK MINING BUREAU

Metal Mine Reclamation Act

This program regulates the mining of all ore, rock, or substances except: oil, gas, bentonite, clay, coal, sand, gravel, peat, soil materials, and uranium.

Hard Rock Mining Bureau Contacts

Main Line: (406) 444-4953
Fax: (406) 444-1499

Goals and Objectives

  • Ensure that mineral development that does occur does so with adequate protection of environmental resources.
  • Issue timely and complete permit modification decisions for mining and reclamation of hard rock minerals.
  • Ensure appropriate public involvement through compliance with the Montana Environmental Policy Act (MEPA) and other public notice and public participation statutes.
  • Conduct compliance inspections to assess compliance with applicable mining and reclamation requirements and to offer compliance assistance to the regulated community.

ACTIVE AMENDMENTS

Amendment 016
Application Cover (March 2017)
Appendix A-Mineralogy (March 2017)
Appendix B-Geochemistry (March 2017)
Appendix C-Hydrogeology (March 2017)
Appendix D-Vegetation (March 2017)
Appendix E-Wildlife (March 2017)
Appendix F-Soils (March 2017)
Appendix G-Infiltration (March 2017)
Figures (March 2017)


Revised Application, Figures and Appendices (November 2017)


Revised Complete Application, Figures and Appendices (December 2017)


Draft Environmental Assessment (August 2018)
Final Environmental Assessment (October 2018)
Approval Letter (October 2018)

Amendment 010
Amendment Application (September 2017)

1st Round Deficiency Letter (January 3, 2018)

1st Round Deficiency Response (January 31, 2018)
Cover Letter
Amendment Application
Appendix A-1 - Hydrology
Appendix A-2 - Fish and Wildlife
Appendix A-3 - Vegetation
Appendix A-4 - Soils
Appendix A-5 - Socioeconomics
Appendix B - RDS Cross-Sections
Appendix C - Weed Plan
Exhibit 1
Exhibit 2
Exhibit 3

2nd Round Defciency Letter (March 2, 2018)

2nd Round Deficiency Response (June 4, 2018)
Cover Letter
Amendment Application
Appendix A-1 - Hydrology
Appendix A-2 - Fish and Wildlife
Appendix A-3 - Vegetation
Appendix A-4 - Soils
Appendix A-5 - Socioeconomics
Appendix A-6 - Visual Resources
Appendix B - Geochemical Data
Appendix C - Pool Water Quality
Appendix D - RDS Cross-Sections
Appendix E - Weed Plan
Appendix F - W Ridge Runnoff
Exhibit 1
Exhibit 2
Exhibit 3
 

Amendment 001
Application (October 2017)

Amendment 001
Original Application 


Response Letter (Revision July 2018)
Appendix 2 - GWIC Data
Appendix 3 - NRCS Soils Report
Appendix 4 - MNHP Report
Appendix 5 - SHPO Email
Appendix 6 - Weed Management Plan
Appendix 7 - Adjacent Property Owners
Appendix 9 - SPCC Plan
Exhibit C - Permit Map
Exhibit C - OP Map
Replacement Pages: 2, 5, and iv

ANNUAL RENEWAL FORMS

  1. Operating Permits - Word
  2. Exploration License Renewal - PDF
  3. Small Miner Exclusion Statements - PDF

RECENT BOND ADJUSTMENTS OF PUBLIC INTEREST

Bond Adjustment Letter, Golden Sunlight July 2017

RECENT NEW BONDS OF PUBLIC INTEREST

Bond Calculation Letter, Lucky Minerals August 2017

ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW DOCUMENTS

Environmental Impact Statements and Assessments

LEGAL NOTICES