Coal Section Blaster Information

All blasters must be certified to conduct blasting operations at coal mines in Montana. Prior to conducting a blast at a coal mine, the blaster must complete a training course covering the topics outlined in ARM 17.24.1262 and successfully pass the Blaster's Certification Exam.

Application/Renewal Form -Word

New Blaster Affidavit -Word
Renewal Blaster Affidavit -Word

Rules and Regulations
Blaster Training Manual 
(PDF 11KB)


Anyone seeking information regarding blaster training courses should contact the Department of Environmental Quality, Industrial and Energy Minerals Bureau,
PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901

Contact:  Peter Mahrt (406) 444-1515