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Environmental Documents


This web page contains all DNRC environmental documents posted in the last 30 days. To access older documents, visit the Legislative Services Search Index.

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Coal, Oil, Gas, and Other Minerals

Merkel Road Improvement 2018-02-06
Jason Merkel has applied for an aggregate permit on state lands. There is a small embankment with a headwall created when the road was built. The embankment contains gravel and he would like to use the gravel to improve the road that begins on state lands and continues to his private property.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Oil and Gas

Katie Rose 5-8 #1H 2018-02-09
Kraken plans to drill a horizontal oil well with the objective formation being the Bakken, 21,044’ MD / 10,485’ TVD.

Danielle 4-9 #1H 2018-02-09
Kraken plans to drill a horizontal oil well with the objective formation being the Bakken, 20,999’ MD / 10,500’ TVD.

Oneok Conversion of LUL 1211 to Easement 2018-01-30
Oneok has applied to the DNRC Eastern Land Office to convert previously obtained Land Use License 1211 for a natural gas gathering lines to a right of way easement. Oneok has submitted a DS-406 along with supporting documentation for the easement application. These pipelines have already been permitted and placed and are currently in operation under LUL-1211.

Thorpe 1 2018-01-12
Sands Oil Company plans to re-enter this plugged well and perf and evaluate prospective zones from the Nisku to Madison. 3,475’ TD. If no zones are found productive, the well will be perforated in the Madison and evaluated for a possible water disposal well.

Buck Elk #1  2018-01-12
St. Croix Operating, Inc plans to drill a 7,800’ TVD/MD vertical oil test well with an objective formation being the Nisku. Surface casing to be run to 900’ and cemented back to surface.

Somont Buried Gas Pipeline 2018-01-05
Somont Oil Company, Inc. has requested to install a buried pipeline to allow for natural gas transmission from an
existing gas pipeline to connect to the Dakota State tank battery to allow for heating of the tanks in the winter months. The pipeline is covered under their oil and gas lease #OG-6821-62. The proposed construction area is in either agricultural land or unsuitable land that has been disturbed for the heavy oil and gas production on the tract.

Gehringer 24-13 LE #1 2017-12-27
Kraken plans to drill a horizontal oil well with the objective formation being the Bakken, 20,655’ MD / 10,058’ TVD.

Gehringer 24-13 #2H 2017-12-27
Kraken plans to drill a horizontal oil well with the objective formation being the Bakken, 21,003’ MD / 10,030’ TVD.

Gehringer 24-13 #3H 2017-12-27
Kraken plans to drill a horizontal oil well with the objective formation being the Bakken, 20,494’ MD / 10,047’ TVD.

Gehringer 24-13 #4H 2017-12-27
Kraken plans to drill a horizontal oil well with the objective formation being the Bakken, 20,518’ MD / 10,055’ TVD.

Kraken Well Pad #2 2017-12-07
Kraken Operating, LLC has applied for a Land Use License to drill 5 wells on State lands. The wells would only be drilled on State surface and would be horizontal Bakken wells. The wells would pierce federal and privately owned minerals in Sections 25 & 26. Kraken Operating has another well pad in the southeast corner of this section.

Kittleson 3-5 2017-11-29
Hydra MT LLC plans to re-enter the plugged and abandoned well to use as a class II injection well in the Dakota Formation. No dirt work anticipated at this location other than digging up existing casing. Surface casing is set at 1,694’. Brine will be used for drilling out the plugs. Proposed Packer depth is 5,350’. Cast iron bridge plug to be set at 5,920’.

Unit MC 22-19NH 2017-11-29
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal well into the Mission Canyon Formation 12,098’ MD / 7,165’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented to surface.

Unit MC 22-19SH 2017-11-29
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal well into the Mission Canyon Formation 10,697’ MD / 7,155’ TVD.  Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented to surface.

Other Minerals

H10 Carbon Associates Gemstone Exploration 2017-12-18
H10 Carbon Associates has applied to DNRC for a Land Use License. This license would approve the applicant to sample by hand and for passive geophysical surveys.

Michael Inman Test for Aggregate 2017-12-18
Michael Inman has applied for a permit to Test for Aggregate. The proponent would dig up to 15 test holes using an excavator to explore for gravel resources.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.


Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices

Rogers Creek AP 2018-02-02
The proponent, Northwest Management, Inc. is requesting an SMZ Alternative Practice (AP) to rule 2: (36.11.304) Equipment Operation in the SMZ, on private land owned by IRA Services and Trust Company located in T15N R4W Section 31. The Proponent is requesting to operate harvest equipment within the 50 foot buffer of a Class III SMZ on an existing trail. The Stream varies between ephemeral draw and class III stream and is an eventual tributary Rogers Creek.

Forest Management Activity

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Timber Sales

Timber Sales up for Bid Additional Timber Sale Information
Timber Sales Results Land Board Meeting Information

Deep Corner 2018-01-12
The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) proposes to sell approximately 175 tons (30 MBF) of timber. The project area is located approximately 11 air miles northwest of Thompson Falls, Montana.

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

YVAS Twine Recycling Receptacle Site Land Use License 2018-02-02
The Proponent has applied to the DNRC Southern Land Office (SLO) for a Land Use License to permit the use of a 2± acre area generally located on the west side of Buffalo Trail Road for a Twine Recycling Receptacle site. This area is generally located in the SW¼SW¼NW¼ of Section 33, Township 1 South, Range 24 East in Yellowstone County.

The Yellowstone Valley Audubon Society (YVAS) is proposing to use the site to house a Twine Recycling Receptacle where the general public would be allowed to place used twine that would be recycled at which time there was enough twine to fill a semi-trailer. A temporary shed approximately 50’ long x 15’ wide x 12’ high would be built on the site by YVAS to store the twine and necessary equipment. The shed would be removed by YVAS when it no longer serves their on-site purposes. A new metal gate would replace the existing wire gate at the highway entrance to control access to the site. In addition, a gravel base would be laid as needed for the shed installation and for an all-season use space by vehicles to turn around when dropping off twine. All the construction work is contingent upon grant money.

The YVAS members would oversee this project. The members would monitor the site for cleanliness and site maintenance on a bi-weekly basis. The YVAS members would assist ranchers and others in coordinating dropping off used twine as needed. They would also oversee the loading of the twine onto a semi-trailer for the recycling company that will further process the used twine at another location.

Seeley Lake Driftriders Land Use License 2018-02-02
Allow for continued, historic snowmobile use and grooming activities on the listed sections.

MRL (Huson) Bridge 141 Rehabilitation 2018-01-23
Montana Rail Link (MRL) is proposing to rehabilitate an existing railroad bridge (#141) crossing the Clark Fork River approximately 20 miles northwest (downstream) of Missoula, near the town of Huson. The purpose of the project is to rehabilitate piers 6 & 7 on existing bridge 141 due to age, condition and reduced load carrying capacity before it’s capability to safely support trains is compromised. Work is planned to be conducted under seasonal low flow conditions during the summer-fall (July 1 - November 30) of 2018.

Rocky Reef Stream Restoration 2018-01-17
Proponent is undergoing stream channel construction and modifications in and along an unnamed spring creek tributary to the Sun River, to restore and enhance degraded fisheries and wetland habitat. Department proposes to issue a Land Use License to permit activities on state land.

Land Banking Sale

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Agriculture

Ted Kautzman Stock Water System 2018-02-02
Ted Kautzman has requested of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to construct a fence and a stock water pipeline with stock water tanks on state owned tract T4S-R60E-Sec 36.

Arnold Ranch CRP Break Request 2018-02-02
The Arnold Ranch has submitted a request to break 301.82 acres of an expired CRP contract and return those acres to small grain production.

Lease 6700 CRP Break 2018-01-23
CRP contract #1356A containing 56.91acres expired on 09/30/2017. The lessee, Gary Aklestad, has requested to break these CRP acres. The tract was last farmed in 1987. The lessee plans to spray the expired CRP out during the spring/summer of 2018 and then direct seed it to either winter wheat in the fall of 2018 or spring wheat in the spring of 2019.

Recreational Use

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Weeds

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Wind

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Water Rights

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