A person applying for a mine-site location permit must file an application with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). The application must contain a reclamation plan for any preparatory work and other information required by the DEQ. The DEQ may require maps showing a water drainage plan, location of all adjacent waters, buildings, roads, cemeteries, etc.; geologic cross sections; a public liability insurance policy, etc. The applicant is also required to file with the DEQ a surety bond payable to the state in a sum determined by the department. The sum may not be less than $200 or more than $10,000 for each acre of land disturbed by preparatory work, with a minimum total bond of $5,000.
Statute: 82-4-122 and 123, MCA
Rule: ARM 17.24.1803-1810