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Coal and Uranium Program

Issues timely and complete permit and permit modification decisions for mining and reclamation of coal and uranium minerals to ensure that mineral development which occurs does so with adequate protection of environmental resources.

Coal and Opencut Mining

Opencut Program

Issues timely and complete permit and permit modification decisions for mining and reclamation of Opencut minerals (bentonite, clay, scoria, soil materials, peat, sand or gravel) to ensure that mineral development which occurs does so with adequate protection of environmental resources.

Conducts compliance evaluations to assess conformity with Opencut requirements, and provides compliance assistance to the regulated community.

Contacts:  Ed Coleman, Bureau Chief  (406) 444-4973- Chris Yde, Coal & Uranium Program Supervisor (406) 444-4967- Chris Cronin, Opencut Program Supervisor (406) 444-2871