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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

Nothing new in the last 90 days.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Decker Coal Monitoring Well 2018-11-09
Decker Coal Company is proposing to install a groundwater monitoring well at the East Decker Mine. The well is proposed to be drilled to the Dietz2 coal seam.

Oil and Gas

Burlington 31-1 2019-01-09
Ballard Exploration Company, Inc plans to drill a Heath formation test. 2,600’MD/TVD. Surface casing to be set at 350’ and cemented to surface.

Unit 35-08 2019-01-09
Denbury plans to drill an injection well in the tertiary CO2/Waterflood program. The TD of this vertical well is 4,800’ in the Muddy Sand Formation. Solids will be contained in metal pits and then hauled to a licensed disposal facility.

Unit MC 34-9NH 2019-01-09
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Mission Canyon formation, 12,469’ MD / 7,528’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Lange 3-6 2019-01-09
A.B Energy, LLC plans to drill a well for an Swift formation test 2,400’ MD / TVD. Surface casing to be set at 380’.

Alta Vista Golden Monkey – 1H Well 2019-01-03
Alta Vista Oil Corporation has requested to construct an oil well, pad site, tank battery and access road on the section of Trust Land mentioned above. This oil well will be drilled into the Heath formation. The total disturbed area is expected to be 4.7 acres. The size of the pad that is to be constructed will be approximately 450’x450’, or 4.65 acres. All pits will be constructed on cuts and will not be allowed on fills. Cuts and fills will range from 0.1 to 0.3 feet.

Baird Federal 2-34H 2018-11-20
The Applicant proposes to add a place of storage to supplemental Statement of Claim Nos. 41U 28040-00 and 41U 28041-00. The proposed 1.6 AF capacity reservoir will be located on site on an unnamed tributary of Big Skunk Creek in the NWSWNW of Sec. 26, T17N, R6W, Lewis and Clark County. The historical point of diversion location will not change, however the historical headgate and ditch system will be removed and replaced with a 12” circular inlet headgate, and pipeline system. The historical 6,184 ft. ditch will be replaced with a 7,782 ft. pipeline system from the historical point of diversion, located in the NWNENW of Section 27, T17N, R6W, Lewis and Clark County, to the proposed place of storage. The new place of storage will then utilize a pump system to irrigate 170 acres. Approximately 150 acres will be served by a center pivot system and 20 acres will continue to be flood irrigated by a grated pipe. The place of use will not change.

LWO NW Cherry Patch 12-32-35N-21E 2018-10-29
Lonewolf Operating, LLC plans to drill a well for an Upper Bowes formation test 4,420 MD / TVD. Surface casing to be set at 473’.

LWO NW Cherry Patch 4-6-34N-21E 2018-10-29
Lonewolf Operating, LLC plans to drill a well for an Upper Bowes formation test 4,355 MD / TVD. Surface casing to be set at 473’.

LWO NW Cherry Patch 7-5-34N-21E 2018-10-29
Lonewolf Operating, LLC plans to drill a well for an Upper Bowes formation test 4,435 MD / TVD. Surface casing to be set at 473’.

Eagle 4-9 #2H 2018-10-29
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 21,002’ MD, 10,385’ TVD. Two other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Elroy 32-31 #1H and the Eagle 4-9 #2H.

Fletch 5-8 #1H 2018-10-29
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 21,280’ MD, 10,381’ TVD. Two other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Elroy 32-31 #1H and the Eagle 4-9 #2H.

Elroy 32-31 #1H 2018-10-29
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 21,280’ MD, 10,381’ TVD. Two other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Elroy 32-31 #1H and the Eagle 4-9 #2H.

Ellingson 9Z 2018-10-29
Somont will drill an oil well to 2,000’ TVD/MD in the Madison formation. The well will be completed with an open hole.

Siewing #2 2018-10-29
Wesco Operating, Inc. plans to drill a re-entry of the Siewing #2. It was originally drilled and plugged in 2002. The re-entry will be drilled with 3% potassium chloride water. Surface casing is set at 227’. The TD of this re-entry is 3,200’ in the Firemoon Formation.

Sleeping Buffalo 2-1 2018-10-29
Wesco Operating, Inc. plans to re-enter and deepen the Sleeping Buffalo 2-1 vertical gas well on private land with an objective formation being the Deadwood. The proposed total depth is 6,839’ TVD/MD. The surface casing is set to 1,400. The location is in general sage grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval. Sage grouse program analysis has been received.

Iverson Bros 14-33-3H 2018-10-29
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation plans to drill a single lateral Bakken Formation horizontal well test to 21,662’MD/10,408’TVD.

Iverson Bros 14-33-2H 2018-10-29
Whiting Oil and Gas Corporation plans to drill a single lateral Bakken Formation horizontal well test to 20,143’MD/10,403’TVD.

Schmitz 2-26H 2018-10-29
Sinclair Oil and Gas Company plans to drill a single lateral Bakken Formation horizontal hole, 18,987’MD/9,132’TVD.

Ralston 2-22H 2018-10-29
Sinclair Oil and Gas Company plans to drill a single lateral Bakken Formation horizontal hole, 18,849’MD/8,864’TVD.

Thor Kevin 04-04-33N-01W 2018-10-29
Thor Resources plans to re-enter this well for a Souris River formation test TD/TVD 4,508’.

Other Minerals

Century Companies, Inc. – Test Permit (gravel) T-0500-52 2019-01-07
Century Companies, Inc. has requested a test permit to explore for gravel resource for the purpose of potentially removing gravel in support of an MDT project. The exploration would occur on State Trust Land in Section 15, Township 32N, Range 11E. The proposed action would take place over approximately 100 acres on a terrace top and involve about 20 test pits dug by tracked excavator or rubber-tired backhoe with extendable stick. Holes would be backfilled once they have been evaluated. Should suitable material be found, it is possible that this proponent or another would submit an application to take and remove aggregate.

G-1513-18 Big Horn County Scoria Pit 2018-12-21
The Big Horn County Road Department is requesting an Aggregate Permit to remove scoria from State Trust Land in Section 15, Township 8S, Range 43E, NW4NW4. It would be an expansion of an existing operation on neighboring Bureau of Land Management property originally permitted in 1985 (Opencut Permit #571).
The scoria would be used for repairs to and maintenance of Quietus Road. The proposed project would impact 6.8 acres overall, approximately 3 of which would be on DNRC lands.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices

Patterson Prairie Alternative Practice 2019-01-03

The applicant has applied for an Alternative Practice to conduct Fuels Mitigation treatments and timber harvest along 1400 feet of an unnamed Class 2 Streamside Management Zone in the Patterson Prairie drainage located approximately seven miles West of Lincoln, MT.

Forest Management Activity

Ferndale Timber Sale Environmental Assessment 2019-01-15

The Kalispell Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the Ferndale Timber Sale. The project is located approximately 2 air miles SE of Bigfork, MT.

Timber Sales

Timber Sales up for Bid Additional Timber Sale Information
Timber Sales Results

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

2019-01-15_lul_Sullivan Land Use License for Temporary Road Use 2019-01-15
The proponent has applied for an LUL to use an existing road located on state land. The purpose of the road use is for general use (ingress and egress) for gravel mining purposes, which are located on adjacent private land.

West Dakota Water Lay Flat Water Line 2018-12-19
West Dakota Water, LLC has requested permission from the Montana Department of Natural and Conservation to temporarily place a lay flat hose within the right of way of the existing road.

Land Banking Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

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Agriculture

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Recreational Use

Close the Loop Trail and Public Recreation Easements 2019-01-17
The City of Whitefish in conjunction with Whitefish Legacy Partners is proposing a recreation easement and trail expansion to the Whitefish trail which would connect existing portions of the trail in the vicinity of Whitefish Lake.

Royer Dogsled Land Use License 2018-12-17
Allow for commercial dogsled tour use on the listed sections.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

ONEOK Rockies Midstream LUL 1227 conversion to Easement 2019-01-07
ONEOK Rockies Midstream has applied to the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation to convert previously obtained Land Use License #1227 to a right of way easement.

Mid-Rivers Communications T12N-R51E-Sec 10 2019-01-03
Mid-Rivers Communications has requested a right of way easement from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for the purpose of placing an underground fiber optic line under the Yellowstone River on the referenced state owned tract.

2018-12-27_row_Mid-Rivers Communications 2018-12-27
Mid-Rivers communications has requested permission from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation for a right of way easement to place underground fiber optic cable on state lands.

Kraken Operating, LLC Access Road 2018-12-20
Kraken Operating, LLC has requested permission from the DNRC Eastern Land Office to develop an existing access road. This project would place an access road (by upgrading an existing two-track) across the above mentioned tract of State Trust Land to provide access to a well-pad on adjacent deeded land.

Norval French Road Powerline 2018-12-10
The applicant proposes to install an underground power line within a right-of-way 20’ wide (10’ on either side of a centerline) across School Trust land in Daniels County.

Norval Hinsdale North Powerline 2018-12-10
The applicant proposes to install an underground power line within a right-of-way 20’ wide (10’ on either side of a centerline) across School Trust land in Valley County.

Glasgow Water Pipeline 2018-12-10
The proponent proposes to install an underground water transmission pipeline, 22” in diameter, to replace a damaged water main line for the transmission of potable water from the source (Missouri River) to the town of Glasgow.

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

Allendale Canal Intake & Fish Screen 2018-11-01
Decision Notice for the Allendale Canal Intake & Fish Screen Environmental Assessment.

Water Rights

 

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