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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)

Nothing new in the last 90 days.

Oil and Gas

Arrowhead 3D 2018-10-15
Petro-Hunt, LLC has requested to conduct a seismic survey on the State Trust land mentioned above. This project would utilize seismic detecting vibraphone equipment for the purpose of oil and gas exploration. This proposed survey is generalized and encompasses the Woodrow, Sand Creek, and Glendive oil fields north of Glendive.

Eagle 4-9 #5H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,969’ MD, 10,543’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Eagle 4-9 #4H, Eagle 4-9 #3H, Eagle 4-9 #6H.

Eagle 4-9 #3H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 21,172’ MD, 10,543’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Eagle 4-9 #5H, Eagle 4-9 #4H, Eagle 4-9 #6H.

Eagle 4-9 #6H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 21,059’ MD, 10,543’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Eagle 4-9 #5H, Eagle 4-9 #4H, Eagle 4-9 #3H.

Eagle 4-9 #4H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 21,033’ MD, 10,543’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Eagle 4-9 #5H, Eagle 4-9 #3H, Eagle 4-9 #6H.

Fletch 5-8 #5H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,839’ MD, 10,343’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Fletch 5-8 #2H, Fletch 5-8 #3H, Fletch 5-8 #4H.

Fletch 5-8 #4H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,727’ MD, 10,343’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Fletch 5-8 #2H, Fletch 5-8 #3H, Fletch 5-8 #5H.

Fletch 5-8 #3H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,767’ MD, 10,343’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Fletch 5-8 #4H, Fletch 5-8 #2H, Fletch 5-8 #5H.
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Fletch 5-8 #2H 2018-10-15
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Bakken Formation 20,924’ MD, 10,343’ TVD. Three other oil wells will be drilled on this pad, the Fletch 5-8 #4H, Fletch 5-8 #3H, Fletch 5-8 #5H.

Grebe 8-1 2018-10-15
Falcon Energy Partners, LLC plans to drill a well for a Piper/Amsden/Tyler/Heath formation test 5,518’ MD / TVD.

High Butte Ranch 1 2018-10-15
Falcon Energy Partners, LLC plans to drill a well for a Piper/Amsden/Tyler/Heath formation test 4,480’ MD / TVD.

Turner 34-1H 2018-10-15
Glacier Energy LC plans to drill a well for a Nisku formation test 7,886’ MD 3168’ TVD.

Unit CH31-17SH 2018-10-15
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Charles-Madison formation, 12,274’ MD / 7,238’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.
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Unit CH34-6SH 2018-10-15
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Charles-Madison formation, 15,270’ MD / 7,184’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Coral Creek Unit MC11-04SH 2018-09-25
Denbury Onshore plans to drill a horizontal well into the Mission Canyon Formation 12,520’ MD / 7,266’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented to surface.

Coral Creek Unit MC11-04NH 2018-09-25
Denbury Onshore plans to drill a horizontal well into the Mission Canyon Formation 13,420’ MD / 7,255’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented to surface.

Thorpe 1 2018-09-25
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.
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Unit MC 44-20NH 2018-09-25
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Mission Canyon formation, 12,107’ MD / 7,291’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Unit MC 33-29NH 2018-09-25
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Mission Canyon formation, 13,323’ MD / 7,162’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Blue Ridge 20-2 2018-09-25
Goldrock Minerals, LLC plans to drill a vertical well for a Greybull formation test TD/TVD 1,000’.

Spider Monkey #1 2018-08-03
Alta Vista Oil Corporation plans to drill a Charles Formation test, 6,000’ TD. The location is in core Sage Grouse habitat and requires sage grouse approval.

Rock Creek 8-21 Nelson 2018-08-03
Single derrick drilling rig to drill to 2900’ TD, Cut Bank Formation.

Other Minerals

Riverside Contracting Test Permit Proposal 2018-10-04
Riverside Contracting, Inc. has requested to conduct excavation of gravel test holes on the State Trust land mentioned above. This project would utilize a backhoe to dig holes to a depth of approximately 12 feet in depth and backfill the holes once they have been evaluated. The proposed test pits are located in an area of reasonably high gravel demand and fairly low availability.

Wickens Construction, Inc. 2018-10-01
Wickens Construction, Inc. has requested to conduct excavation of borrow material from the State Trust land mentioned above. This project would provide material for an adjacent emergency road repair project where flood-damaged pipe will be replaced with a larger box culvert.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.


Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices

Saw Mill Gulch AP 2018-10-18
The proponent, R-Y Timber, is requesting an SMZ Alternative Practice (AP) to rule 6: (36.11.306) Road Construction in the SMZ, on private land owned located in T11N R5W Section 5. The Proponent is requesting to construct a road with in the SMZ to cross Saw Mill Gulch. The request is for approximately 1400 feet of road construction within the SMZ.

Navone Alternative Practice 2018-10-18
This project involves hazardous fuel reduction on private property within the wildland urban interface (WUI). The preferred action alternative involves operating equipment within the SMZ of a class 2 stream and the harvest of sub-merchantable trees within the SMZ. The Alternative Practice (AP) was developed to allow the preferred action to proceed with potential impacts to the SMZ addressed and mitigated.

Lost Prairie Creek Alternative Practice 2018-09-27
Pyramid Mountain Lumber is seeking an alternative practice for equipment operation within the SMZ to facilitate salvage logging operations of blowdown on private property.

Deer Creek Alternative Practice2018-09-26
Alternative Practice for tree, submerchantable trees, and brush removal within two SMZs.

Forest Management Activity

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Timber Sales

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

Glen Mud Timber Sale 2018-10-01
The DNRC Stillwater Unit is proposing the Glen Mud Timber Sale, which would harvest 1 to 3 MMbf of timber approximately 5 miles SE of Eureka, MT.

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

Orion Wind Resources, LLC Wind Measurement Project 2018-10-05
Orion Wind Resources, LLC has requested permission of the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to install wind measurement equipment on state lands.

McGill Land & Livestock Stock Water Pipeline 2018-10-01
McGill Land & Livestock has requested that the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation license a previously constructed stock water pipeline across state owned tract T2S-R54E-Sec 20.

Ahlgren Stockwater 2018-09-25
To install a livestock water pipeline across State land approximately 600 ft. The pipeline will be installed with a trencher.

LUL #3073363 for the Installation of a Road Approach 2018-09-25
Montana Department of Transportation has requested LUL #3073363 to reconstruct portions of the Galata Highway. The proposed project will include signs, pavement, markings, and drainage features along the route. The fundamental purpose of the project is to bring the highway into current federal design standards and improve safety and drivability for the traveling public. The proposed project will include the installation of an approach off the Galata Highway onto state land. The LUL acreages are listed in the table below.

Land Banking Sales

Lazy T# Red Angus Inc. 2018-10-23
Offered for Sale at Public Auction are 200.00 acres of state land currently held in trust for the benefit Common Schools. Revenue from the sale would be deposited in a special account, with monies from other sales around the State, to purchase replacement lands meeting acquisition criteria related to legal access, productivity, potential income, and proximity to existing state ownership which would then be held in trust for the benefit of the same beneficiary Trust in relative proportion.

Miller Colony 2018-10-23
Offered for Sale at Public Auction are 200.00 acres of state land currently held in trust for the benefit of Capitol Buildings and Common Schools. Revenue from the sale would be deposited in a special account, with monies from other sales around the State, to purchase replacement lands meeting acquisition criteria related to legal access, productivity, potential income, and proximity to existing state ownership which would then be held in trust for the benefit of the same beneficiary Trust in relative proportion.

Land Banking Sale 1047 2018-10-09
Proposed land banking sale of state owned trust land

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Agriculture

Austin Road Electric Utility Installation 2018-10-15
Northwestern Energy is proposing to install a new buried utility line on state trust land.

Clark Land and Cattle Spring Wheat Harvest License 2018-10-03
This Land Use License would allow Clark Land and Cattle to harvest the spring wheat crop that they planted on a lease that has been assigned to another farmer and is therefore no longer farmable by them otherwise.

Cal Phipps Stock Water Reservior 2018-10-01
Cal Phipps has requested permission from the Department of Natural Resources and Conservation permission to construct a reservoir on state owned land.

Richardson Water Line/Stock Tank 2018-09-25
The applicant proposes to install a water conveyance pipeline and associated stock water tank on School Trust land to provide a reliable source of water on the tract for livestock.

Rose Hill Well 2018-09-25
The applicant proposes to drill a water well and install a solar pump and two associated stock water tanks on School Trust land to provide a reliable source of water on the tract for livestock.

Bruckner Well 2018-09-25
The applicant proposes to drill a water well approximately 400’ deep and install a pump and associated stock water tank on School Trust land to provide a reliable source of water on the tract for livestock.

Recreational Use

Wolverine Creek Recreation Use Plan 2018-10-15
Make changes to road use and recreation management in the Wolverine Creek Area Near Dillon.

Rights-of-Way/Easement

NorVal Electric Cooperative, Inc Electric Line 2018-10-05
Norval Electric Cooperative, Inc has requested a right of way easement from the DNRC Eastern Land Office. This ROW easement is for the purpose of placing an underground distribution cable through a new R/W corridor across the above mentioned tract of State Trust Land.

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 2018-08-30 
Extension Letter - 2018-09-27
The State of Montana has proposed restoration actions for aquatic and terrestrial resources of the Upper Clark Fork River Basin. These restoration actions are implemented by the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program (NRDP). As part of the Final Upper Clark Fork River Basin Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Restoration Plan, NRDP has provided funding to prevent fish entrainment in the Allendale canal and promote fish passage while improving water delivery through improved irrigation infrastructure. 


Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) State Water Projects Bureau owns the Allendale canal which is maintained and operated by the Flint Creek Water Users Association (FCWUA). The proposed action includes the installation of a 125 cfs vertical plate fish screen and associated fish bypass and low flow channel return to Flint Creek. This project will also serve to sustain irrigation in the valley by replacing a deteriorated concrete canal intake structure and metal trash rack.

Water Rights

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Links to Other Agency Environmental Documents

Department of Environmental Quality

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Fish Wildlife and Parks