Montana Code Annotated 2023



Part 2. Coal and Uranium Mine Reclamation

Operator To File Annual Reports

82-4-237. Operator to file annual reports. (1) An operator shall file an annual report with the department on a date determined by the department. An annual report must include:

(a) the name and address of the operator and permit number or numbers; and

(b) a report with detail required by the department, supplemented with maps, cross sections, or other material indicating the extent to which mining operations have been carried out, the progress of all reclamation work, including the type of planting or seeding, mixture and amount of seed, date of planting or seeding, and area of land planted, and the number of acres affected.

(2) Upon receipt of the annual report, the department may request additional information and shall allow a reasonable opportunity for the operator to respond to the request.

(3) When problems are revealed by review of new information or as a result of field inspections, the department may order necessary changes in the mining and reclamation plans to ensure compliance with this part.

History: En. Sec. 6, Ch. 325, L. 1973; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 221, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 19, Ch. 441, L. 1975; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 352, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 50-1039(2) thru (4); amd. Sec. 5, Ch. 196, L. 1979; amd. Sec. 1, Ch. 68, L. 1983; amd. Sec. 4, Ch. 98, L. 2013.