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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.

How to find DNRC Environmental Documents (pdf)

Coal, Oil, Gas, and Other Minerals

Nothing new in the last 90 days.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Oil and Gas

Sundance Kid 4H 2020-01-31
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,450’ MD, 10,267’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

RTK Carda 7-6 #4H NE NW 2020-01-13 
Triple derrick rig 20,726’MD/10,254’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 2,025’.

RTK Carda 7-6 #3H NE NW 2020-01-13
Triple derrick rig 20,712’MD/10,254’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 2,025’.

RTK Carda 7-6 #2H NE NW 2020-01-13
Triple derrick rig 20,912’MD/10,254’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 2,025’.

Butch Cassidy 1H 2020-01-13
Prima Exploration, Inc. plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,779’ MD, 10,231’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,200’.

Diamond Point 3D Seismic 2019-12-13
Paragon Geophysical is proposing to conduct a seismic survey of State Trust Land minerals and adjacent private minerals located within the town of Culbertson and extending 2 miles north of Culbertson. 460 Acres of State Trust Land minerals are included in the project boundary.

Mayson Phoenix 17-20 #2H 2019-12-11
Triple derrick rig 20,858’MD/10,279’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 1,880’.

Mayson Phoenix 17-20 #3H 2019-12-11
Triple derrick rig 20,699’MD/10,279’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 1,880’.

Mayson Phoenix 17-20 #4H 2019-12-11
Triple derrick rig 20,747’MD/10,279’ TVD Bakken Formation horizontal well test. Surface casing to be set at 1,880’.

Hiland Pipeline LUL-1226 conversion to Easement 2019-11-27
Kinder Morgan, Inc has applied to the DNRC Eastern Land Office to convert previously obtained Land Use License -1126 for a 6” steel gas pipeline to a right of way easement. The proponent has submitted a DS-406 along with supporting documentation for the easement application. This pipeline has already been placed and is currently in operation under LUL-1226. LUL-1226 currently covers approximately 382 rods of pipeline on the tract listed above.

Minerals

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forestry

Forest Practices

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forest Improvement Projects

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Timber Sales

Murray Lake Blowdown 2020-02-13
Salvage approximately 20 loads of blown down timber near Murray Lake in the Stillwater State Forest to capture the commercial value of the timber and generate revenue for the school Trusts.

Forest Management Activities

6 Mile PCT 2020-01-29
Precommercial thinning on 12 acres of overstocked Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine. Regeneration will be thinned in order to promote growth of remaining trees and reduce susceptibility of stand to disease and insect infestation.

Land Banking Sales

Land Banking Sale - Rosebud Co 4N43E36 2020-01-28 
Land Banking sale of lessee nominated parcel.

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Agriculture/LUL

Red Rock Springs Ranch Stock Water Pipeline LUL 2020 2020-02-06
This environmental assessment (EA) is being conducted to study effects of a proposed buried stock water pipeline and a stock tank to be located on the above referenced Trust Land Tracts. The proponent, Red Rock Springs Ranch, Bart Storey – Manager, has submitted a land use license application to initiate this EA. The pipeline would originate at a spring on adjacent BLM located in the SWSENE, Section 15, T12S R9W. A stock water tank is proposed along the pipeline route in the NWNENW of Section 16 near the border with BLM. The pipeline route would then enter BLM land in the SWSW of Section 9 and proceed approximately ½ mile North into section 9 where the final stock tank will be located. Length of pipeline on Trust Land would be approximately 7,700 feet. The purpose of the new line is to provide upland water sources to a dry area.

Madison County Harrison Transfer Site 2020-01-31
The purpose of this Land Use License would be to allow the use of the Trust Land, T1S R2E Sect. 24, as a 2.5-acre site for a waste transfer station for Madison County.

Prinzing CRP Break Request 2020-01-23
Dennis Prinzing has requested to break approximately 165 acres of recently expired CRP and return the land to agricultural production.

Minow Ranch Inc Stock Water Pipeline 2020-01-23
Minow Ranch Inc has requested of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to license a previously constructed stock water pipeline on state owned tract T1N-R51E-Sec 36.

Recreational Use

MDT Winter Survival Training Course 2020-01-24
Authorize use of DNRC ground for a MDT winter survival training course to include tent camping, campfire use, and snow cave construction immediately west of the Seeley Lake Airport

Rights-of-Way/Easement

S36, Northern Telephone Buried Fiber Project 2020-02-21
Northern Telephone Cooperative, Inc. has applied for an easement to install a buried fiber optic cable on state land. The proposed easement route parallels an existing Northern Telephone and is located adjacent to the Kevin – Oilmont highway. The proposed utility ROW will encumber 0.318 acres of state trust land.

Mid-Rivers Communications Baker Exchange Fiber Optic 2020-2 2020-02-21
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 cable across State Trust Lands.

Mid-Rivers Communications Fallon Exchange 2020-2 2020-02-21
MidRivers 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 cable across State Trust Lands.

Sewer & Water Line Easement for Treatment Plant 2020-02-13
Easement required to provide sewer & waterline upgrades to the new water treatment plant facility.

Sewer & Water Main ROW, Belgrade treatment plant 2020-02-10
Easement to provide Sewer & waterline upgrades to the new water treatment plant facility.These easements would encumber 3.065 acres and return a one time fee of to the permanent fund for the Common Schools Trust.

Mid-Rivers Communications Fallon Exchange 2020 2020-02-06
Mid-Rivers Communications has requested from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation a right of way easement for the purpose of placing an underground fiber optic cable across the referenced tracts of State Trust Land.

Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative Fiber Optic Line 2020-02-03
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative, Inc. has requested right of way easements from the DNRC Eastern Land Office. These ROW easements are for the purpose of placing underground fiber optic cables across the above mentioned tracts of State Trust Land and will provide more effective telecommunications and internet services to the local community.

Underground Powerline 2020-01-31
Right-of-way for replacing and maintaining an existing damaged underground power line extending twenty feet by ten feet on each side of a centerline all within S1/2 SE1/4 of Section 16, township 33 North, Range 9 East. 

The application is that they have RoW/access on adjacent property and are trying to increase their efficiency to their Rudyard substation. In this case they want access closer to a road way and so they will be replacing a damaged cable to make it easier to access and better access for their substation in the long run.

Mid-Rivers Fiber Optic Easement - South Roundup Area
Mid-Rivers Telephone Cooperative is applying for a 16’ wide easement on a parcel of Trust land in Musselshell County for the underground installation of fiber optic cable as described as the West ½ of Section 32-T6N-R26E. The proposed 16’ wide (2.18 acre) easement would be located along the west side of Majerus Road.

Weeds

Nothing new in the last 30 days. 

Wind

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Broadwater-Missouri Project Main Canal Measurement Station Rehabilitation 2020-02-10
The Main Canal Measurement Station is part of the Broadwater-Missouri Project, owned and managed by the Montana Department of Natural Resources & Conservation’s (DNRC) State Water Projects Bureau (SWPB). The Main Canal serves as a primary irrigation water conveyance source that serves two distribution canals, all operated and maintained by the Broadwater-Missouri Water Users Association. Currently, the Main Canal Measurement Station is not operational. SWPB has determined the need to make the measurement station operational again which will provide reliable water measurement data to better manage and conserve the natural resource. The action alternative plans for rehabilitating the Main Canal Measurement Station with improved water measurement technology.

Water Rights

 

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