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Proposed Black Butte Copper Project - Tintina Resources


Contact Information DNRC:

John Grassy, DNRC Public Information Officer
phone # 406-444-0465; e-mail:
JGrassy@mt.gov


 

The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) has issued the following preliminary determinations to grant eight water right applications related to the Black Butte Copper Project located approximately 15 miles north of White Sulphur Springs in Meagher County.


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DNRC Preliminary Determination Decisions:

Application

Type

Application Number

Applicant's Name

Source of Water

Preliminary
Determination

Public Notice
Obj. Deadline

606

41J-30116553

Hanson, John & Terri; Bar Z Ranch Inc.

Little Sheep Creek 

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

606

41J-30116554  

Bar Z Ranch Inc.

UT Sheep Creek (aka Coon Creek)

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

606

41J-30116556  

Thorson Ranch LLC

Jumping Creek 

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

606

41J-30116557  

Thorson Ranch LLC

Adams Creek

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

606

41J-30116558   

Thorson Ranch LLC

Wolsey Creek

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

606

41J-30116559   

Thorson Ranch LLC

Sheep Creek 

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

600

41J-30116562

Tintina Montana Inc.

Groundwater

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

600

41J-30116563

Tintina Montana Inc.

Sheep Creek

PD to Grant PN  06/15/2020

 
Please Note:
  The Department will provide public notice containing the facts pertinent to each of these applications, a summary of the Department’s preliminary determinations and associated conditions, pursuant to § 85-2-307, MCA.  The Department will set a deadline for objections to these applications pursuant to §§ 85-2-307, and -308, MCA.  If an application receives no valid objections or all valid objections are unconditionally withdrawn, the Department will grant the application as proposed in the preliminary determination pursuant to § 85-2-310, MCA.  If any application receives one or more valid objections, the application and objection(s) will proceed to a contested case hearing pursuant to Title 2 Chapter 4 Part 6, MCA, and § 85-2-309, MCA.  If all valid objections to an application are received and withdrawn with conditions stipulated with the applicant, the Department will grant the application subject to conditions as necessary to satisfy applicable criteria pursuant to § 85-2-310, MCA.

THE PUBLIC NOTICE FOR EACH APPLICATION IS ALSO POSTED ON THE DEPARTMENT’S WEBSITE AND STATES THE DATE SET BY THE DEPARTMENT BY WHICH PERSONS MAY FILE WITH THE DEPARTMENT WRITTEN OBJECTIONS TO AN APPLICATION.  PLEASE NOTE THAT AN OBJECTION CAN ONLY BE FILED DURING THE SET TIMEFRAME ESTABLISHED IN THE PUBLIC NOTICE AND A PERSON WILL NEED TO FILE AN OBJECTION ON FORM 611 - OBJECTION TO APPLICATION ($25 fee).

The Department’s Environmental Assessments for its preliminary determinations are also available for review.  


 

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