Montana State Land Lease (3-MT-b)
State Land Lease Process
3-MT-b.1 - Application for Lease, Right-of-Way, or Easement
Developers seeking to utilize state lands not included within a geothermal lease must submit an application for a lease, right-of-way, or easement to the Montana State Land Board within the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation.
ARM 36.2.1001 describes the administrative process.
3-MT-b.2 to 3-MT-b.3 - Review Application Materials for Completeness
The form is submitted to the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation. The department reviews the application for consideration. If there is a defect in the application, the application is returned to the applicant with a written explanation of the deficiencies.
3-MT-b.4 - Review Application & Propose Necessary Stipulations
The Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation may propose lease stipulations in order to preserve the resource as well as protect the environment.
3-MT-b.5 - Lease, Right-of-way, or Easement
Under ARM 36.2.1001, the actual forms of leases are written for each specific use and are modified as necessary.
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