Geophysical Exploration (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Montana

Applies to States or Provinces Montana
Name Geophysical Exploration (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Geothermal Electric, Natural Gas
Active Policy Yes

Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Montana Department of Natural Resoures and Conservation
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


An exploration permit is required for any entity conducting geophysical exploration within the state of Montana. Such entities are also required to follow rules adopted by the Board of Oil and Gas Conservation, including those pertaining to:

 (a) Adequate identification of seismic exploration crews operating in this state;
 (b) Areas where seismic exploration and activities may not be allowed; and
 (c) The plugging and abandonment of seismic shot holes.

Policy Contact

Department Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation
Division Board of Oil and Gas Conservation
Address 2535 St. Johns Avenue

Place Billings, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59102
Phone (406) 656-0040

Fax (406) 655-6015


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 82-1-1 MCA

Authority 2: ARM 36.22.501 through 504