Hard Rock Mining Environmental Documents for Operating Permits

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Active Environmental Assessments

Company & Project Name Date Published Contact Person
area code (406)
Overman Western Stone
Ibex Quarry
Operating Permit #00195
Environmental Assessment



August 6, 2019
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Sandfire Resources America, Inc.
Black Butte Copper Project
Operating Permit #00188
Click here to go to Black Butte Copper Project's main page
  Craig Jones
DEQ Director's Office
(406) 444-0514
Voise Quarry
Operating Permit #00180
Draft Environmental Assessment


April 23, 2019
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841

Archived Environmental Assessments

Company & Project Name Date Published Contact Person
area code (406)
Yellowstone Mine
Imerys Talc America, Inc.
Operating Permit #00005
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Draft Environmental Impact Statement



July 31, 2006
December 22, 2004
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Warren Quarry
Big Horn Limestone Company
Operating Permit #00008
Amendment for Quarry Expansion
Final Environmental Assessment




February 14, 2007
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Barretts Mill
Barretts Minerals Inc.
Operating Permits #00009
Amendment 005
Draft Environmental Assessment
Final Environmental Assessment




April 4, 2007
January 30, 2007
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Regal Mine
Barretts Minerals Inc.
Operating Permit #00013
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



April 4, 2007
January 30, 2007
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Golden Sunlight Mines, Inc.
Golden Sunlight Mine
Operating Permit #00065
Amendment 012
Environmental Assessment
Amendment 013
Cover Letter
Draft Environmental Assessment
Amendment 014
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment
Amendment 015
Record of Decision
Final EIS
Draft EIS
Amendment 016
Draft Environmental Assessment
Final Environmental Assessment




January 8, 2010

June 4, 2010
N/A

November 22, 2010
November 4, 2010

January 9, 2014
December 2013
September 2013

August 2018
October 2018
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841

Troy Mine Inc.
Troy Mine
Operating Permit #00093
Amendment 006
Draft EA

Final EA
Cover Letter
Record of Decision


Record of Decision Cover Letter
Record of Decision for a Revised Reclamation Plan
Final EIS

Comment Date Extended
Draft EIS Cover Letter




September 2017

January 2018
January 8, 2018
January 8, 2018

September 20, 2012
September 2012
June 2012
N/A

June 23, 2011
May 4, 2011
May 2011
May 2011
N/A
N/A
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Indian Creek Mine and Plant
Graymont Western US Inc.
Operating Permit #00105
Record of Decision
Final EIS
Draft EIS



October 2010
June 2010
December 2008
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Diamond Hill Mine
Montana Tunnels Mining, Inc.
Operating Permit #00113
Amendment 008 (M-Pit Expansion)
Cover Letter
Record of Decision
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Draft Environmental Impact Statement




October 27, 2008

August 2008
February 2008
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Nye
Stillwater Mining Company
Operating Permit #00118
Expanded Checklist Environmental Assessment
Record of Decision: Revised Water Management Plan and Boe Ranch LAD
Final EIS Draft EIS



July 22, 2010
August 1, 2012
May 2012
N/A

November 2010
N/A
N/A
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Kendal Mine
CR Kendall Corporation
Operating Permit #00122
Cover Letter
Final EIS
Cover Letter
Draft EIS



April 15, 2016
April 15, 2016
October 8, 2015
September 11, 2015
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Pipestone Quarry
Pipestone Quarry, LLC
Operating Permit #00148
Draft Checklist Environmental Assessment



March 9, 2015
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Montanore Mine
Montanore Minerals Corp.
Operating Permit #00150
Click here to view Montanore Mine Project page
  Craig Jones
DEQ Director's Office
(406) 444-0514
Garnet USA
Garnet USA, LLC.
Operating Permit #00157
Record of Decision
Final EIS
Cover Letter Draft EIS
Draft EIS 



March 2014
N/A
February 20, 2014
September 2013
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Ruby Valley
Garnet USA, LLC
Operating Permit #00157
Amendment and Partial Bond Release
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment




November 21, 2011
May 7, 2015
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
ES Stone & Structure, Inc.
Multiple Quarry Permits
Operating Permit #00163
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment
Amendment 001
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment
Amendment 003
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Checklist Environmental Assessment
Amendment 005
Draft Environmental Assessment
Amendment 006
Final Environmental Assessment



September 29, 2005
July 12, 2005

June 29, 2006
April 10, 2006

November 23, 2010
October 6, 2010

November 3, 2014

July 6, 2016
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Big Sky Masonry Stone, Inc.
Multiple Quarry Permit
Operating Permit #00164
Draft Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



August 25, 2008
September 28, 2005
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Moonlight Basin
Moonlight Basin Ranch, Inc.
Operating Permit #00165
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



June 19, 2006
September 29, 2005
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Bozeman Construction Company dba Bozeman Brick, Block & Tile
Multiple Quarry Permit
Pending Operating Permit #00166
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



August 7, 2006
June 23, 2006
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Plum Creek Timberlands, L.P.
Multiple Quarry Permit
Operating Permit #00167
Record of Decision
Final Environmental Impact Statement
Draft Environmental Impact Statement
EA Cover Letter
Draft Checklist Environmental Assessment
Final EA Poker Hill and Lower Twin Rock Sites



December 1, 2006
October 24, 2006
April 24, 2006
May 25, 2010
May 25, 2010
June 29, 2010
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Apex Abrasives
Apex Abrasives Inc.
Operating Permit #00168
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



November 15, 2006
September 7, 2006
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Bullock Construction
Operating Permit - #00169
Draft Environmental Assessment Map


November 16, 2006
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Black Hat Quarry
Lyle "Bud" Colby
Operating Permit #00170
Draft Environmental Assessment
Colby Site Map
Voise Site Map



December 18, 2006
N/A
N/A
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Tom Gauger Site
Tom Gauger
Operating Permit #00171
Draft EA for Application of Operating Permit
Final CEA Letter



December 21, 2010
February 2, 2011
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Golden Dream Project
Elkhorn Goldfields, Inc.
Operating Permit #00173
Final Environmental Assessment
Public Comments
EA Cover Letter
Draft Environmental Assessment


July 21, 2008
N/A
April 30, 2008
April 2008
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
North Pit
Valley Sand & Gravel, LLC
Operating Permit #00174
Final Environmental Assessment
Response to Public Comments
Map
Cover Letter
Draft Environmental Assessment



January 12, 2009
January 12, 2009
January 12, 2009
November 13, 2008
November 13, 2008
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Montana Rockworks, Inc.
Multiple Quarry Permits
Operating Permit #00175
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



December 28, 2007
April 12, 2007
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Jesson Rock-N-Ranch
Jesson Ranch Management, LLC
Operating Permit #00176
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Checklist Environmental Assessment
Draft Checklist Environmental Assessment(CEA)
Final EA



July 11, 2008
April 4, 2008
September 20, 2010
October 20, 2010
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Butte Highlands
Butte Highlands JV, LLC
Pending Operating Permit #00178
Cover Letter
Draft EIS



N/A
October 2013
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Shonkinite Quarry
Shumaker Trucking and Excavating Contractors, Inc.
Operating Permit #00179
Green Coulee & Fort Shaw Sites Checklist Environmental Assessment Amendment for Chinnook Quarry




November 21, 2011
N/A
May 7, 2015
N/A
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Nickelback Quarry
Noble Excavating, Inc.
Operating Permit #00182
Final Checklist Environmental Assessment
Draft Checklist Einvironmental Assessment



April 16, 2012
March 7, 2012
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Golden Rule
Golden Rule Placer Mining, LLC
Operating Permit #00183
Final Checklist Environmental Assessment
Draft Checklist Environmental Assessment



July 2, 2013
May 22, 2013
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Geyser Mine
CRH US
Operating Permit #00184
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



May 2013
April 2013
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Block Mountain Slate and Stone, Inc.
Multiple Quarry Permit
Pending Operating Permit #00185
Draft EA



May 12, 2016
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Venture Stone
Venture Stone, LLC
Pending Operating Permit #00189
Draft Environmental Assessment



January 6, 2017
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Glacier Stone Supply LLC
Canyon Creek / Glacier Mountain Sites
Operating Permit #00190
Draft Environmental Assessment
Final Environmental Assessment



June 13, 2018
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Rock Creek Project
RC Resources, Inc.
Operating Permit #00197
Final Environmental Assessment
Extended Comment Period
EA Cover Letter
Draft Environmental Assessment EA for a Revised Evaluation Adit Plan
Appendix A List of Stipulations
EA Figures, Exhibit, and Table
Revised Application for Exploration License
Appendix A through Q
GW Pollution Control
Tracer Test



December 22, 2008
August 13, 2008
July 21, 2008
N/A
N/A
N/A
April 2008
N/A
March 20, 2008
February 2008
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Drumlummon Mine
RX Exploration, Inc.
Exploration License #00674
Final Checklist Environmental Assessment
Response to Public Comments
Press Release -Extended Comment Period
Draft Environmental Assessment - App. for Partially Dewatering



March 12, 2009
March 12, 2009
January 23, 2009
January 9, 2009
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Timberline Resources Corp.
Exploration License #00680
Final Checklist Environmental Assessment


August 18, 2009
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Black Butte Copper
Tintina Montana Inc.
Exploration License #00710
Amendment to Exploration License
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment
FAQ
Aquifer Pump Test 2014
Cover Letter
Aquifer Pump Test Environmental Assessment




January 14, 2014
July 15, 2013
N/A

August 7, 2014
June 30, 2014
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
Lucky Minerals Inc.
Emigrant Exploration
Exploration License #00795
Decision Letter
Final Environmental Assessment
Draft Environmental Assessment



July, 26, 2017
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841
General Quarry Permit
Final Supplemental EA
Draft Supplemental EA

March 30, 2004
February 1, 2004
Herb Rolfes
Hard Rock Mining Bureau
444-3841