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Subchapter 1
Rules and Regulations Governing the Montana Hard Rock Mining Reclamation Act
17.24.101 GENERAL PROVISIONS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.102 DEFINITIONS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.103 EXPLORATION LICENSE--APPLICATION AND CONDITIONS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.104 EXPLORATION (TEMPORARY) ROADS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.105 CONDUCT OF EXPLORATION OPERATIONS access file 11/11/1994
17.24.106 EXPLORATION DRILL HOLE PLUGGING access file 12/27/2002
17.24.107 RECLAMATION REQUIREMENTS--EXPLORATION access file 11/11/1994
17.24.108 EXPLORATION RECLAMATION DEFERRED access file 4/9/1999
Rules 17.24.109 through 17.24.114 reserved
17.24.115 OPERATING PERMITS: RECLAMATION PLANS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.116 OPERATING PERMIT: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.117 PERMIT CONDITIONS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.118 ANNUAL REPORT access file 12/27/2002
17.24.119 PERMIT AMENDMENTS access file 12/27/2002
17.24.120 PERMIT REVISIONS access file 11/11/1994
17.24.121 PERMIT REVIEWS access file 4/9/1999
17.24.122 PERMIT ASSIGNMENT access file 11/11/1994
17.24.123 PERMIT CONSOLIDATION access file 2/11/2000
Rules 17.24.124 through 17.24.127 reserved
17.24.128 INSPECTIONS: FREQUENCY, METHOD, AND REPORTING access file 2/11/2000
17.24.129 INSPECTIONS: RESPONSE TO CITIZEN COMPLAINTS access file 4/9/1999
Rules 17.24.130 and 17.24.131 reserved
17.24.132 ENFORCEMENT: PROCESSING OF V IOLATIONS AND PENALTIES access file 5/5/2006
17.24.133 ENFORCEMENT: ABATEMENT OF VIOLATIONS AND PERMIT SUSPENSION access file 5/5/2006
17.24.134 ENFORCEMENT: ASSESSMENT OF PENALTIES access file 5/5/2006
Rule 17.24.135 reserved
17.24.136 ORDERS: ISSUANCE AND SERVICE access file 5/5/2006
17.24.137 NOTICES AND ORDERS: EFFECT access file 2/11/2000
Rules 17.24.138 and 17.24.139 reserved
17.24.140 BONDING: DETERMINATION OF BOND AMOUNT access file 12/27/2002
17.24.141 BONDING: ADJUSTMENT OF AMOUNT OF BOND access file 2/11/2000
17.24.142 BONDING: REPLACEMENT OF BOND access file 4/9/1999
17.24.143 BONDING: FORM OF BOND access file 4/9/1999
17.24.144 BONDING: SURETY BONDS access file 2/11/2000
17.24.145 BONDING: CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT access file 4/9/1999
17.24.146 BONDING: LETTERS OF CREDIT access file 12/27/2002
Rules 17.24.147 through 17.24.149 reserved
17.24.150 ABANDONMENT OR COMPLETION OF OPERATION access file 2/11/2000
17.24.151 ABANDONED PITS: OBJECTIONABLE EFFLUENTS REP 4/9/1999
17.24.152 DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION REP 4/9/1999
17.24.153 GENERAL COMPLIANCE access file 4/9/1999
Rules 17.24.154 through 17.24.156 reserved
17.24.157 BLASTING OPERATIONS: COMPLAINT PROCEDURE access file 7/27/1990
17.24.158 BLASTING OPERATIONS: PARTICIPATION AND COOPERATION OF PERSONS USING EXPLOSIVES access file 2/11/2000
17.24.159 BLASTING OPERATIONS: ORDERS OF THE DEPARTMENT access file 4/9/1999
Rules 17.24.160 through 17.24.164 reserved
17.24.165 MILLS AND REPROCESSING OPERATIONS: DEFINITIONS access file 4/9/1999
17.24.166 MILLS: APPLICABILITY OF RULES TO MILLS access file 11/23/1995
17.24.167 MILLS: OPERATING PERMIT APPLICATION access file 12/27/2002
17.24.168 MILLS: OPERATING PLANS access file 6/1/1990
17.24.169 MILLS: RECLAMATION PLANS access file 6/1/1990
17.24.170 MILLS: CESSATION OR COMPLETION OF OPERATION access file 6/1/1990
17.24.171 REPROCESSING OF WASTE ROCK AND TAILINGS access file 6/1/1990
Rules 17.24.172 through 17.24.179 reserved
17.24.180 DEFINITIONS access file 4/12/1991
17.24.181 SMALL MINER PLACER AND DREDGE BONDING access file 4/9/1999
17.24.182 (INTERPRETIVE RULE) OPERATIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS FOR SMALL MINERS access file 4/12/1991
17.24.183 COMPARABLE UTILITY AND STABILITY OF RECLAIMED AREAS--STANDARDS FOR BOND RELEASE FOR SMALL MINERS access file 4/12/1991
17.24.184 SMALL MINER BOND FORFEITURE AND SMES REVOCATION access file 12/27/2002
17.24.185 SMALL MINER METAL LEACHING SOLVENT OR REAGENT APPLICATIONS access file 2/11/2000
17.24.186 SMALL MINER METAL LEACHING SOLVENT OR REAGENT BASELINE INFORMATION access file 2/11/2000
17.24.187 SMALL MINER METAL LEACHING SOLVENT OR REAGENT OPERATING PLANS access file 2/11/2000
17.24.188 SMALL MINER METAL LEACHING SOLVENT OR REAGENT RECLAMATION PLANS access file 2/11/2000
17.24.189 SMALL MINER METAL LEACHING SOLVENT OR REAGENT PROCESSING FACILITIES PERFORMANCE STANDARDS AND BONDING access file 2/11/2000
Subchapter 2
Rules and Regulations Governing the Opencut Mining Act
17.24.201 APPLICABILITY access file 3/19/2016
17.24.202 DEFINITIONS access file 3/19/2016
17.24.203 BOND OR OTHER SECURITY access file 3/19/2016
17.24.204 SITE INFORMATION REP 2/13/2004
17.24.205 MINING AND RECLAMATION PLAN REP 2/13/2004
17.24.206 LANDOWNER CONSULTATION access file 3/19/2016
17.24.207 ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS FOR BENTONITE MINES access file 3/19/2016
Rules 17.24.208 through 17.24.211 reserved
17.24.212 REVIEW OF AN APPLICATION access file 3/19/2016
17.24.213 AMENDMENT OF PERMITS access file 3/19/2016
17.24.214 ANNUAL PRODUCTION REPORT access file 3/19/2016
17.24.215 PENALTIES REP 2/13/2004
17.24.216 GENERAL APPLICATION CONTENT AND PROCEDURES REP 3/19/2016
17.24.217 PLAN OF OPERATION--PREMINE INFORMATION REP 3/19/2016
17.24.218 PLAN OF OPERATION (SITE CHARACTERIZATION, SITE PREPARATION, SOIL AND OVERBURDEN HANDLING, MINING, AND PROCESSING PLANS) AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 3/19/2016
17.24.219 PLAN OF OPERATION, RECLAMATION PLAN, AND PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 3/19/2016
17.24.220 PLAN OF OPERATION--RECLAMATION BOND CALCULATION access file 3/19/2016
17.24.221 PLAN OF OPERATION--MAPS access file 3/19/2016
17.24.222 PLAN OF OPERATION--ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND CERTIFICATION access file 3/19/2016
17.24.223 ZONING COMPLIANCE FOR SAND OR GRAVEL MINING access file 3/19/2016
17.24.224 ASSIGNMENT OF PERMITS access file 3/19/2016
17.24.225 PERMIT COMPLIANCE access file 3/19/2016
17.24.226 ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS FOR LIMITED OPENCUT OPERATIONS access file 3/19/2016
Subchapter 3
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Definitions and Strip Mine Permit Application Requirements
17.24.301 DEFINITIONS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.302 FORMAT, DATA COLLECTION, AND SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION access file 4/13/2012
17.24.303 LEGAL, FINANCIAL, COMPLIANCE, AND RELATED INFORMATION access file 4/13/2012
17.24.304 BASELINE INFORMATION. ENVIRONMENTAL RESOURCES access file 4/13/2012
17.24.305 MAPS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.306 BASELINE INFORMATION: PRIME FARMLAND INVESTIGATION access file 10/22/2004
Rule 17.24.307 reserved
17.24.308 OPERATIONS PLAN access file 4/13/2012
Rule 17.24.309 reserved
17.24.310 BLASTING PLAN access file 1/13/1989
17.24.311 AIR POLLUTION CONTROL PLAN access file 1/13/1989
17.24.312 FISH AND WILDLIFE PLAN access file 10/22/2004
17.24.313 RECLAMATION PLAN access file 4/13/2012
17.24.314 PLAN FOR PROTECTION OF THE HYDROLOGIC BALANCE access file 4/13/2012
17.24.315 PLAN FOR PONDS AND EMBANKMENTS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.316 STRIP OR UNDERGROUND MINING NEAR UNDERGROUND MINING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.317 DIVERSIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.318 PROTECTION OF PUBLIC PARKS AND HISTORIC PLACES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.319 RELOCATION OR USE OF PUBLIC ROADS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.320 PLANS FOR DISPOSAL OF EXCESS SPOIL access file 1/13/1989
17.24.321 TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES PLAN access file 10/22/2004
17.24.322 GEOLOGIC INFORMATION AND COAL CONSERVATION PLAN access file 10/22/2004
17.24.323 GRAZING PLAN IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.324 PRIME FARMLANDS: SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.325 COAL MINING OPERATIONS ON AREAS OR ADJACENT TO AREAS INCLUDING ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS: SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 5/18/1990
17.24.326 AUGER MINING: SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.327 COAL PROCESSING PLANTS AND SUPPORT FACILITIES NOT LOCATED WITHIN A MINE PERMIT AREA: SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 4/23/1999
Subchapter 4
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Mine Permit and Test Pit Prospecting Permit Procedures
17.24.401 FILING OF APPLICATION AND NOTICE access file 4/13/2012
17.24.402 SUBMISSION OF COMMENTS AND WRITTEN OBJECTIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.403 INFORMAL CONFERENCE access file 4/13/2012
17.24.404 REVIEW OF APPLICATION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.405 FINDINGS AND NOTICE OF DECISION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.406 IMPROVIDENTLY ISSUED PERMITS: GENERAL PROCEDURES access file 11/11/1994
17.24.407 IMPROVIDENTLY ISSUED PERMITS: REVOCATION access file 11/11/1994
Rules 17.24.408 through 17.24.411 reserved
17.24.412 EXTENSION OF TIME TO COMMENCE MINING access file 10/22/2004
17.24.413 CONDITIONS OF PERMIT access file 10/22/2004
17.24.414 REVIEW OF EXISTING PERMITS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.415 PERMIT REVISIONS access file 4/23/1999
17.24.416 PERMIT RENEWAL access file 4/13/2012
17.24.417 PERMIT AMENDMENT access file 1/13/1989
17.24.418 TRANSFER OF PERMITS access file 4/13/2012
Rules 17.24.419 through 17.24.424 reserved
17.24.425 ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW access file 4/13/2012
17.24.426 RECORDS RETENTION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.427 CHANGE OF CONTRACTOR access file 10/22/2004
Subchapter 5
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Backfilling and Grading Requirements
17.24.501 GENERAL BACKFILLING AND GRADING REQUIREMENTS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.501A FINAL GRADING REQUIREMENTS IS REPEALED REP 4/23/1999
17.24.502 CUT-AND-FILL TERRACES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.503 SMALL DEPRESSIONS access file 4/23/1999
17.24.504 PERMANENT IMPOUNDMENTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.505 BURIAL AND TREATMENT OF EXPOSED MINERAL SEAMS AND WASTE MATERIALS access file 4/23/1999
Rule 17.24.506 reserved
17.24.507 STORAGE AND FINAL DISPOSAL OF GARBAGE AND OTHER DEBRIS access file 4/23/1999
Rules 17.24.508 and 17.24.509 reserved
17.24.510 DISPOSAL OF OFFSITE-GENERATED WASTE AND FLY ASH access file 4/23/1999
Rules 17.24.511 through 17.24.513 reserved
17.24.514 CONTOURING IS REPEALED REP 4/23/1999
17.24.515 HIGHWALL REDUCTION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.516 ADJACENT STRIP AND UNDERGROUND MINING OPERATIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.517 SLIDES AND OTHER DAMAGE access file 1/13/1989
17.24.518 BUFFER ZONES access file 12/3/1999
17.24.519 MONITORING FOR SETTLEMENT access file 4/1/1980
17.24.519A THICK OVERBURDEN AND EXCESS SPOIL REP 4/23/1999
17.24.520 THICK OVERBURDEN AND DISPOSAL OF EXCESS SPOIL access file 10/22/2004
17.24.521 TEMPORARY CESSATION OF OPERATIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.522 PERMANENT CESSATION OF OPERATIONS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.523 COAL FIRES AND COAL CONSERVATION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.524 SIGNS AND MARKERS access file 11/11/1994
Subchapter 6
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Transportation Facilities, Use of Explosives, and Hydrology
17.24.601 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ROAD AND RAILROAD LOOPCONSTRUCTION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.602 LOCATION OF ROADS AND RAILROAD LOOPS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.603 ROAD AND RAILROAD LOOP EMBANKMENTS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.604 SOIL REMOVAL IS REPEALED REP 4/23/1999
17.24.605 HYDROLOGIC IMPACT OF ROADS AND RAILROAD LOOPS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.606 SURFACING OF ROADS IS REPEALED REP 4/23/1999
17.24.607 MAINTENANCE OF ROADS AND RAILROAD LOOPS access file 4/23/1999
17.24.608 IMPACTS OF OTHER TRANSPORT FACILITIES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.609 OTHER SUPPORT FACILITIES access file 10/22/2004
17.24.610 PERMANENT ROADS access file 1/13/1989
Rules 17.24.611 through 17.24.620 reserved
17.24.621 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR USE OF EXPLOSIVES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.622 PREBLASTING SURVEY access file 1/13/1989
17.24.623 BLASTING SCHEDULE access file 4/13/2012
17.24.624 SURFACE BLASTING REQUIREMENTS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.625 SEISMOGRAPH MEASUREMENTS access file 4/23/1999
17.24.626 RECORDS OF BLASTING OPERATIONS access file 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.627 through 17.24.630 reserved
17.24.631 GENERAL HYDROLOGY REQUIREMENTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.632 PERMANENT SEALING OF DRILLED HOLES access file 4/23/1999
17.24.633 WATER QUALITY PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.634 RECLAMATION OF DRAINAGE BASINS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.635 GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY AND PERMANENT DIVERSION OF OVERLAND FLOW, THROUGH FLOW, SHALLOW GROUND WATER FLOW, EPHEMERAL DRAINAGEWAYS, AND INTERMITTENT AND PERENNIAL STREAMS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.636 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR TEMPORARY DIVERSIONS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.637 SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMANENT DIVERSIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.638 SEDIMENT CONTROL MEASURES access file 10/22/2004
17.24.639 SEDIMENTATION PONDS AND OTHER TREATMENT FACILITIES access file 4/13/2012
17.24.640 DISCHARGE STRUCTURES access file 4/23/1999
17.24.641 ACID- AND TOXIC-FORMING SPOILS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.642 PERMANENT IMPOUNDMENTS AND FLOOD CONTROL IMPOUNDMENTS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.643 GROUND WATER PROTECTION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.644 PROTECTION OF GROUND WATER RECHARGE access file 1/13/1989
17.24.645 GROUND WATER MONITORING access file 5/13/2017
17.24.646 SURFACE WATER MONITORING access file 5/13/2017
17.24.647 TRANSFER OF WELLS access file 4/23/1999
17.24.648 WATER RIGHTS AND REPLACEMENT access file 1/13/1989
17.24.649 DISCHARGE OF WATER INTO UNDERGROUND MINES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.650 POSTMINING REHABILITATION OF SEDIMENTATION PONDS, DIVERSIONS, IMPOUNDMENTS, AND TREATMENT FACILITIES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.651 STREAM CHANNEL DISTURBANCES AND BUFFER ZONES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.652 WELLS AND UNDERGROUND OPENINGS: SAFETY access file 4/23/1999
Subchapter 7
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Topsoiling, Revegetation, and Protection of Wildlife and Air Resources
17.24.701 REMOVAL OF SOIL access file 10/22/2004
17.24.702 REDISTRIBUTION AND STOCKPILING OF SOIL access file 4/13/2012
17.24.703 SUBSTITUTION OF OTHER MATERIALS FOR SOIL access file 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.704 through 17.24.710 reserved
17.24.711 ESTABLISHMENT OF VEGETATION access file 4/13/2012
Rule 17.24.712 reserved
17.24.713 TIMING OF SEEDING AND PLANTING access file 4/23/1999
17.24.714 SOIL STABILIZING PRACTICES access file 10/22/2004
Rule 17.24.715 reserved
17.24.716 METHOD OF REVEGETATION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.717 PLANTING OF TREES AND SHRUBS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.718 SOIL AMENDMENTS, MANAGEMENT TECHNIQUES, AND LAND USE PRACTICES access file 4/13/2012
17.24.719 LIVESTOCK GRAZING IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.720 ANNUAL INSPECTIONS FOR REVEGETATED AREAS IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.721 ERADICATION OF RILLS AND GULLIES access file 11/11/1994
Rule 17.24.722 reserved
17.24.723 MONITORING access file 4/13/2012
17.24.724 REVEGETATION SUCCESS CRITERIA access file 10/22/2004
17.24.725 PERIOD OF RESPONSIBILITY access file 4/13/2012
17.24.726 VEGETATION MEASUREMENTS access file 4/13/2012
Rule 17.24.727 reserved
17.24.728 COMPOSITION OF VEGETATION IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
Rule 17.24.729 reserved
17.24.730 SEASON OF USE IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.731 ANALYSIS FOR TOXICITY access file 5/18/1990
17.24.732 VEGETATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PREVIOUSLY CROPPED AREAS IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.733 MEASUREMENT STANDARDS FOR TREES, SHRUBS, AND HALF-SHRUBS IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.734 through 17.24.750 reserved
17.24.751 PROTECTION AND ENHANCEMENT OF FISH, WILDLIFE, AND RELATED ENVIRONMENTAL VALUES access file 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.752 through 17.24.760 reserved
17.24.761 AIR RESOURCES PROTECTION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.762 POSTMINING LAND USE access file 10/22/2004
17.24.763 COAL CONSERVATION REP 4/13/2012
17.24.764 CROPLAND RECLAMATION access file 10/22/2004
Subchapter 8
Strip and Underground Reclamation Act: Alluvial Valley Floors, Prime Farmlands, Alternate Reclamation, and Auger Mining
17.24.801 ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS: PRESERVATION OF ESSENTIAL HYDROLOGIC FUNCTIONS AND PROTECTION OF FARMING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.802 ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOOR: PROTECTION OF FARMING AND PREVENTION OF MATERIAL DAMAGE access file 1/13/1989
Rule 17.24.803 reserved
17.24.804 ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS: MONITORING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.805 ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS: SIGNIFICANCE DETERMINATION access file 5/18/1990
17.24.806 ALLUVIAL VALLEY FLOORS: MATERIAL DAMAGE DETERMINATION access file 1/13/1989
Rules 17.24.807 through 17.24.810 reserved
17.24.811 PRIME FARMLAND: SOIL HANDLING access file 1/13/1989
Rules 17.24.812 through 17.24.814 reserved
17.24.815 PRIME FARMLAND: REVEGETATION access file 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.816 through 17.24.820 reserved
17.24.821 ALTERNATIVE POSTMINING LAND USES: SUBMISSION OF PLAN access file 10/22/2004
Rule 17.24.822 reserved
17.24.823 ALTERNATIVE POSTMINING LAND USES: APPROVAL OF PLAN access file 10/22/2004
17.24.824 ALTERNATE RECLAMATION: ALTERNATE POSTMINING LAND USES IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.825 ALTERNATE RECLAMATION: ALTERNATE REVEGETATION IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
17.24.826 ALTERNATE RECLAMATION: PERIOD OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALTERNATE REVEGETATION IS REPEALED REP 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.827 through 17.24.830 reserved
17.24.831 AUGER MINING: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.832 AUGER MINING: SPECIFIC PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.833 AUGER MINING: REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMIT access file 1/13/1989
17.24.834 REMINING: APPLICABILITY access file 1/13/1989
17.24.835 REMINING: APPLICATION AND OPERATING REQUIREMENTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.836 REMINING: ELIGIBILITY FOR ABANDONED MINE LAND STATUS access file 5/18/1990
17.24.837 REMINING: BONDING access file 5/18/1990
Subchapter 9
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Underground Coal and Uranium Mining
17.24.901 GENERAL APPLICATION AND REVIEW REQUIREMENTS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.902 APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS FOR IN SITU COAL PROCESSING OPERATIONS access file 8/10/2012
17.24.903 GENERAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 8/10/2012
17.24.904 IN SITU COAL PROCESSING OPERATION PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.905 RULES NOT APPLICABLE TO IN SITU COAL OPERATIONS access file 4/11/2014
Rule 17.24.906 reserved
17.24.907 IN SITU URANIUM PROCESSING OPERATION PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 1/13/1989
Rules 17.24.908 through 17.24.910 reserved
17.24.911 SUBSIDENCE CONTROL access file 10/22/2004
17.24.912 BUFFER ZONES access file 1/13/1989
Rules 17.24.913 through 17.24.919 reserved
17.24.920 PLACEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT WASTE: SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 5/18/1990
Rules 17.24.921 through 17.24.923 reserved
17.24.924 DISPOSAL OF UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT WASTE: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.925 DISPOSAL OF UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT WASTE: VALLEY FILL access file 4/23/1999
17.24.926 DISPOSAL OF UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT WASTE: HEAD-OF-HOLLOW FILL access file 4/13/2012
17.24.927 DISPOSAL OF UNDERGROUND DEVELOPMENT WASTE: DURABLE ROCK FILLS access file 4/13/2012
Rules 17.24.928 and 17.24.929 reserved
17.24.930 PLACEMENT AND DISPOSAL OF COAL PROCESSING WASTE: SPECIAL APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS access file 10/22/2004
Rule 17.24.931 reserved
17.24.932 DISPOSAL OF COAL PROCESSING WASTE access file 10/22/2004
Subchapter 10
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Prospecting
17.24.1001 PERMIT REQUIREMENT access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1002 INFORMATION AND MONTHLY REPORTS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1003 RENEWAL AND TRANSFER OF PERMITS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1004 ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1005 DRILL HOLES access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1006 ROADS AND OTHER TRANSPORTATION FACILITIES access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1007 GRADING, SOIL SALVAGE, STORAGE AND REDISTRIBUTION access file 1/13/1995
17.24.1008 REVEGETATION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1009 DIVERSIONS access file 1/13/1995
17.24.1010 REMOVAL OF EQUIPMENT access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1011 HYDROLOGIC BALANCE access file 1/13/1995
17.24.1012 TOXIC- OR ACID-FORMING MATERIALS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1013 DRILLING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1014 TEST PITS: APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS, REVIEW PROCEDURES, BONDING, AND ADDITIONAL PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 4/23/1999
Rule 17.24.1015 reserved
17.24.1016 BOND REQUIREMENTS FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1017 BOND RELEASE PROCEDURES FOR DRILLING OPERATIONS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1018 NOTICE OF INTENT TO PROSPECT access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1019 PERMIT REQUIREMENT - SHORT FORM access file 4/13/2012
Subchapter 11
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Bonding, Insurance, Reporting, and Special Areas
17.24.1101 BONDING: DEFINITIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1102 BONDING: DETERMINATION OF BOND AMOUNT access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1103 BONDING: PERIOD OF RESPONSIBILITY FOR ALTERNATE REVEGETATION IS REPEALED REP 4/23/1999
17.24.1104 BONDING: ADJUSTMENT OF AMOUNT OF BOND access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1105 BONDING: FORM OF BOND access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1106 BONDING: TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF BOND access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1107 BONDING: INCAPACITY OF SURETY access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1108 BONDING: CERTIFICATES OF DEPOSIT access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1109 BONDING: LETTERS OF CREDIT access file 4/16/2010
17.24.1110 BONDING: REPLACEMENT OF BOND access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1111 BONDING: BOND RELEASE APPLICATION CONTENTS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1112 BONDING: ADVERTISEMENT OF RELEASE APPLICATIONS AND RECEIPT OF OBJECTIONS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1113 BONDING: INSPECTION OF SITE AND PUBLIC HEARING OR INFORMAL CONFERENCE access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1114 BONDING: DEPARTMENTAL REVIEW AND DECISION ON BOND RELEASE APPLICATION access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1115 BONDING: HEARING ON BOND RELEASE DECISION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1116 BONDING: CRITERIA AND SCHEDULE FOR RELEASE OF BOND access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1116A REASSERTION OF JURISDICTION IS REPEALED REP 4/23/1999
17.24.1117 BONDING: PROCEDURE FOR FORFEITURE access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1118 BONDING: EFFECT OF FORFEITURE access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1119 BONDING: CRITERIA FOR FORFEITURE access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1120 BONDING: DETERMINATION OF FORFEITURE AMOUNT access file 4/1/1980
17.24.1121 BONDING: STATE AGENCIES AND POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1122 NOTICE OF ACTION ON COLLATERAL BOND access file 1/13/1989
Rules 17.24.1123 and 17.24.1124 reserved
17.24.1125 LIABILITY INSURANCE access file 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.1126 through 17.24.1128 reserved
17.24.1129 ANNUAL REPORT access file 10/22/2004
Rule 17.24.1130 reserved
17.24.1131 PROTECTION OF PARKS, HISTORIC SITES, AND OTHER LANDS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1132 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: DEFINITIONS AND STANDARD FOR MEASUREMENT OF DISTANCES access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1133 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: PROCEDURES FOR DETERMINATION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1134 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: PERMISSION TO MINE NEAR PUBLIC ROAD access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1135 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: RELOCATION OR CLOSURE OF PUBLIC ROAD access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1136 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: WAIVER TO MINE NEAR DWELLING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1137 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: CONSULTATION WITH OTHER AGENCIES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1138 AREAS UPON WHICH COAL MINING IS PROHIBITED: DESIGNATION PROCESS NOT AFFECTED access file 4/1/1980
Rules 17.24.1139 and 17.24.1140 reserved
17.24.1141 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: DEFINITION access file 11/11/1994
17.24.1142 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: EXEMPTIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1143 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: PROSPECTING ON DESIGNATED LANDS access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1144 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: PETITION FOR DESIGNATION OR TERMINATION OF DESIGNATION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1145 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: NOTICE AND ACTION ON PETITION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1146 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: HEARINGS ON PETITION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1147 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: DECISION ON PETITION access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1148 DESIGNATION OF LANDS UNSUITABLE: DATA BASE AND INVENTORY SYSTEM access file 1/13/1989
Subchapter 12
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Special Departmental Procedures and Program
17.24.1201 FREQUENCY AND METHODS OF INSPECTIONS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1202 CONSEQUENCES OF INSPECTIONS AND COMPLIANCE REVIEWS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1203 AVAILABILITY OF INSPECTION REPORTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1204 INSPECTIONS IN RESPONSE TO CITIZEN COMPLAINTS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1205 INSPECTIONS IN RESPONSE TO NOTIFICATION BY THE FEDERAL COAL REGULATORY AUTHORITY access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1206 NOTICES, ORDERS OF ABATEMENT, AND CESSATION ORDERS: ISSUANCE AND SERVICE access file 5/5/2006
17.24.1207 NOTICES OF NONCOMPLIANCE AND CESSATION ORDERS: INFORMAL HEARINGS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1208 NOTICES OF NONCOMPLIANCE AND CESSATION ORDERS: EFFECT OF INABILITY TO COMPLY access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1209 NOTICES OF NONCOMPLIANCE AND CESSATION ORDERS: CONTINUATION OF HEALTH AND SAFETY RELATED ACTIVITIES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1210 CESSATION ORDERS: ADDITIONAL AFFIRMATIVE OBLIGATIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1211 PROCEDURE FOR ASSESSMENT AND WAIVER OF CIVIL PENALTIES access file 5/5/2006
17.24.1212 POINT SYSTEM FOR CIVIL PENALTIES AND WAIVERS REP 5/5/2006
17.24.1213 SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS: DETERMINATION OF PATTERN OF VIOLATIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1214 SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS: PUBLIC NOTICE OF SHOW CAUSE ORDER access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1215 SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS: SERVICE OF PROCESS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1216 SUSPENSION AND REVOCATION OF PERMITS: EFFECT OF SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION access file 4/1/1980
17.24.1217 INDIVIDUAL CIVIL PENALTIES: WHEN ASSESSED access file 5/18/1990
17.24.1218 INDIVIDUAL CIVIL PENALTIES: AMOUNT access file 5/5/2006
17.24.1219 INDIVIDUAL CIVIL PENALTIES: PROCEDURE FOR ASSESSMENT access file 5/5/2006
17.24.1220 INDIVIDUAL CIVIL PENALTIES: PAYMENT access file 5/5/2006
17.24.1221 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: PROGRAM SERVICES access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1222 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: ELIGIBILITY FOR ASSISTANCE access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1223 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: FILING FOR ASSISTANCE access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1224 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: APPLICATION APPROVAL AND NOTICE access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1225 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: DATA REQUIREMENTS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1226 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: QUALIFICATION OF LABORATORIES, CONSULTANTS, AND CONTRACTORS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1227 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: ASSISTANCE FUNDING access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1228 SMALL OPERATOR ASSISTANCE PROGRAM: APPLICANT LIABILITY access file 4/23/1999
Rules 17.24.1229 through 17.24.1245 reserved
17.24.1246 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE DIRECTOR access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1247 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS:RESPONSIBILITIES OF EMPLOYEES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1248 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: DEFINITIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1249 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: FILING OF STATEMENT access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1250 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: CONTENTS OF STATEMENT access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1251 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: EFFECT OF FAILURE TO FILE STATEMENT access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1252 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: GIFTS AND GRATUITIES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1253 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: RESOLUTION OF PROHIBITED INTERESTS OF EMPLOYEES access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1254 RESTRICTIONS ON EMPLOYEE FINANCIAL INTERESTS: RESOLUTION OF PROHIBITED FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF THE DIRECTOR access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1255 RESTRICTIONS ON FINANCIAL INTERESTS: MULTIPLE INTEREST ADVISORY BOARDS access file 10/22/2004
Rules 17.24.1256 through 17.24.1259 reserved
17.24.1260 REQUIREMENTS FOR THE CONDUCT OF BLASTING OPERATIONS access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1261 CERTIFICATION OF BLASTERS access file 12/3/1999
17.24.1262 BLASTER TRAINING COURSES access file 4/23/1999
17.24.1263 SUSPENSION OR REVOCATION OF BLASTER CERTIFICATION access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1264 THE DEPARTMENT'S OBLIGATIONS REGARDING THE APPLICANT/VIOLATOR SYSTEM access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1265 DEPARTMENT ELIGIBILITY REVIEW access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1266 QUESTIONS ABOUT AND CHALLENGES TO OWNERSHIP OR CONTROL FINDINGS access file 4/13/2012
17.24.1267 INFORMATION REQUIREMENTS FOR PERMITTEES access file 4/13/2012
Subchapter 13
Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Miscellaneous Provisions
17.24.1301 MODIFICATION OF EXISTING PERMITS: ISSUANCE OF REVISIONS AND PERMITS access file 10/22/2004
17.24.1302 NONCONFORMING STRUCTURE access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1303 RULES APPLICABLE TO COAL OPERATIONS ONLY access file 1/13/1989
17.24.1304 APPLICABILITY OF FEDERAL LAW access file 4/1/1980
Rules 17.24.1305 and 17.24.1306 reserved
17.24.1307 LITIGATION EXPENSES: WHEN DEPARTMENT MAY AWARD access file 10/31/1980
17.24.1308 LITIGATION EXPENSES: FILING OF PETITION access file 10/31/1980
17.24.1309 LITIGATION EXPENSES: CONTENTS OF PETITION AND ANSWER access file 1/13/1989
Subchapter 18
Rules and Regulations Governing the Montana Strip and Underground Mine Siting Act
17.24.1801 DEFINITIONS access file 4/4/1974
17.24.1802 APPLICABILITY DETERMINATION access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1803 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1804 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: MAP access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1805 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: COMPLIANCE INFORMATION access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1806 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: MINERAL AND OVERBURDEN INFORMATION access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1807 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: STUDIES AND INVENTORIES access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1808 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: BLASTING INFORMATION access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1809 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: MINING AND RECLAMATION PLANS access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1810 CONTENTS OF APPLICATION: MINE SITE LOCATION INFORMATION access file 4/4/1975
Rules 17.24.1811 through 17.24.1814 reserved
17.24.1815 PERFORMANCE STANDARDS access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1816 RECLAMATION PLAN: ADDITIONAL SPECIFIC REQUIREMENTS access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1817 WATER QUALITY: OTHER LAWS, NONDEGRADATION access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1818 WATER QUALITY: IMPOUNDMENT access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1819 WATER QUALITY: TREATMENT access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1820 WATER QUALITY: DRAINAGE access file 4/4/1975
Rules 17.24.1821 through 17.24.1823 reserved
17.24.1824 TOPSOILING access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1825 PLANTING AND REVEGETATION access file 4/4/1975
17.24.1826 FORMS access file 4/4/1975
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