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

  • Issue timely and complete permit modification decisions for mining and reclamation of hard rock minerals.
  • Ensure that mineral development that does occur does so with adequate protection of environmental resources.
  • 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.