Opencut Mining Act (Montana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Montana

Name Opencut Mining Act (Montana)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


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 opencut mining activities. The Act contains permitting, siting, and procedural requirements; more specific regulations can be found in the Administrative Rules of Montana.

Policy Contact

Department Montana Department of Environmental Quality
Address 1520 E. Sixth Avenue
Address 2 P.O. Box 200901
Place Helena, Montana
Zip/Postal Code 59620-0901
Phone 406-444-2544
Fax 406-444-4386

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: 82-4-4 MCA
Date Enacted 1973

Authority 2: ARM 17.24.201 through 215