Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||The Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS, Nuclear|
The policy of the state is to provide adequate remedies to protect the environmental life support system from degradation and to prevent unreasonable depletion and degradation of natural resources from strip and underground mining. This Act imposes permitting and operating restrictions on strip and underground mining activities for coal and uranium, and authorizes the Department of Environmental Quality to administer a reclamation program. The Act contains permitting, siting, and procedural requirements; more specific regulations can be found in the Administrative Rules of Montana.
|Department||Montana Department of Environmental Quality|
|Address||1520 E. Sixth Avenue|
|Address 2||P.O. Box 200901|
Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)
|Authority 1:||82-4-2 MCA|
|Authority 2:||ARM 17.24.301 through 1309|