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.

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