Tintina EIS

Environmental Review and Decision Documents for Black Butte Copper Mine in Meagher County

Record of Decision

On April 9, 2020, the Montana Department of Environmental Quality issued its Record of Decision for the permit applications submitted by Tintina Montana, Inc., for the Black Butte Copper Project. Tintina proposes to construct, operate, and reclaim a new underground copper mine to be located approximately 15 miles north of White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County, Montana. The Record of Decision is a public notice identifying DEQ’s decision, the reasons behind the decision, and any special conditions associated with the decision and its implementation. The Record of Decision lays out the environmental protections that Tintina will be required to meet.

FINAL Environmental Impact Statement

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality delivered its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Black Butte Copper Mine to Tintina Resources in March 2019. This Final Environmental Impact Statement is dated Friday, March 13, 2020.

DRAFT Environmental Impact Statement

The Montana Department of Environmental Quality delivered its Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Black Butte Copper Mine to Tintina Resources on March 11, 2019. The EIS is for a Mine Operating Permit for an underground copper and related minerals mine in Meagher County in west-central Montana, approximately 20 miles north of White Sulphur Springs, the Meagher County seat. 

Public Meetings and two Webinars were scheduled to allow stakeholders to submit oral comments on the Draft EIS:

  • April 24, 2019, Great Falls 
  • April 29, 2019, Livingston
  • April 30, 2019, White Sulphur Springs
  • May 1 and May 2, 2019, Webinars 

Written comments were accepted electronically and by postal mail.