Strip and Underground Mine Siting Act (Montana)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
|Name||The Strip and Underground Mine Siting Act (Montana)|
|Policy Category||Other Policy|
|Policy Type||Siting and Permitting|
|Affected Technologies||Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, 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 grants the Department of Environmental Quality the authority to review and approve or disapprove new strip-mine and new underground-mine site locations and reclamation plans and to adopt relevant rules and regulations. The Act contains permitting 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:||82-4-1 MCA|
|Authority 2:||ARM 17.24.1801 through 1826|