Coal EA's


PENDING APPLICATIONS & ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENTS

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Company & Application Name Document Date Public Notice with Open Comment Periods
Cloud Peak Energy: Prospecting Bond Release XB1 for 321
Bond Release Application
Completeness Determination

06/19/20
07/21/20
 
Decker Coal Company: West Decker Renewal RN8
Renewal Application
1st Round Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Deficiency
2nd Round Deficiency
Completness Determination

03/26/20
05/06/20
09/09/20
10/06/20
10/21/20
Public Notice for Completeness Determination will be published in the Big Horn County News on October 29 and November 5, 12, and 19, 2020.
*Proposed Comment End Date: December 19, 2020.
Decker Coal Company: East Decker Coal Mine Amendment AM2
Amendment Application
1st Round Completeness Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Completeness Deficiency
2nd Round Completeness Deficiency
Response to 2nd Round Completeness Deficiency
Completeness Determination
1st Round Acceptability Determination

09/21/18
12/18/19
02/01/19
05/02/19
06/26/19
08/27/19
12/20/19
Public Portal: http://svc.mt.gov/deq/myCOALPublic/
Westmoreland Savage Corp: Savage Coal Mine Transfer SO1
Transfer Application
1st Round Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Deficiency
2nd Round Deficiency
Response to 2nd Round Deficiency
Acceptability Determination

04/12/19
05/01/19
01/08/20
02/14/20
02/25/20
10/20/20
Public Notice for Acceptability Determination will be published in the Sidney Herald on October 22, 2020.
*Proposed Comment End Date: November 6, 2020.
Spring Creek Coal: Amendment AM5
Amendment Application
1st Round Completeness Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Completeness Deficiency
Completeness Determination
1st Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Acceptability Deficiency
2nd Completeness Determination
2nd Round Acceptability Deficiency
Alluvial Valley Floor Determination
Response to 2nd Round Acceptability Deficiency
3rd Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 3th Round Acceptability Deficiency
4th Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 4th Round Acceptability Deficiency
5th Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 5th Round Acceptability Deficiency
6th Round Acceptability Deficiency

12/30/16
03/29/16
05/04/16
08/02/16
11/29/16
03/16/17
03/21/17
07/14/17
Nov 2017
12/20/17
04/10/18
04/17/18
08/03/18
08/07/18
09/04/18
09/05/18
01/03/19


Public Portal: http://svc.mt.gov/deq/myCOALPublic/

Spring Creek Coal: Bond Release SL13
Bond Release Application
Completeness Deficiency
Completeness Deficiency Response
Completeness Determination

10/04/19
12/04/19
07/27/20
09/22/20
Public Notice for Completeness Determination will be published in the Big Horn County News on October 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020.
*Proposed Comment End Date:November 28, 2020
 
Spring Creek Coal: Bond Release SL14
Bond Release Application
​Completeness Determination

08/13/20
09/22/20
Public Notice for Completeness Determination will be published in the Big Horn County News on October 8, 15, 22, and 29, 2020.
*Proposed Comment End Date:November 28, 2020
Western Energy Company: Rosebud Area B Renewal RN7
Renewal Application
1st Round Completness Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Completeness Deficiency
Completeness Determination
  Public Notice for Completeness Determination will be published in the Independent Press on October 22, 29 and November 5, 12, 2020.
*Proposed Comment End Date: December 20, 2020
Western Energy: Amendment AM5 (Area B)
Amendment Application
1st Round Completeness Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Completeness Deficiency
2nd Round Completeness Deficiency
Response to 2nd Round Completeness Deficiency
Completeness Determination
1st Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 1st Round Acceptability Deficiency
2nd Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 2nd Round Acceptability Deficiency
3rd Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 3rd Round Acceptability Deficiency
4th Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 4th Round Acceptability Deficiency
5th Round Acceptability Deficiency
Response to 5th Round Acceptability Deficiency
6th Round Acceptability Deficiency

02/17/17
03/28/17
04/20/17
05/23/17
05/23/17
05/24/17
09/20/17
12/06/17
04/05/18
07/30/18
11/26/19
03/22/19
07/12/19
11/05/19
02/25/20
04/28/20
07/24/20

View Permit by going to:

http://svc.mt.gov/deq/myCOALPublic/

Site Name Rosebud Mine/Permit ID C1984003B

Western Energy: Area B Bond Release SL16
Bond Release Application
Completeness Determination
1st Round Acceptability Deficiency
2nd Round Acceptability Deficiency

12/20/16
02/14/17
08/08/17
11/08/17
 

*Anticipated dates of publication and comment period end dates cannot be confirmed until the receipt of the Affidavit of Publication from the newspaper.