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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 30 days.

Coal and Coal Bed Natural Gas (CBNG)

Nothing new within the last 30 days.

Oil and Gas

ML&E Bowes Dome 9B-30-32N-20E 2017-09-29
Small rig to drill an Eagle Formation test, 750’MD/TVD.

ML&E Bowes Dome 10-30-32N-20E 2017-09-29
Small rig to drill an Upper Bowes Formation test, 3510’MD/TVD.

Pratt 8-20 2017-09-29
Briscoe Petroleum, LLC plans to drill a 5,000’ MD/TVD oil well with objective formations being the Tensleep and Amsden.

Swayze 4X 2017-09-29
Somont will drill an oil well to 1945’ TVD/MD in the Madison formation. The well will be completed with an open hole. Surface casing to be set at 45’.

Little Jo 12-17 2017-09-26
Permit to drill oil well to 11,200’ TVD/MD in the Red River formation. Surface casing to be set at 1,500’ and cemented to surface.

Kai 16-9 #1H 2017-09-26
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 20,881’MD/10,319’TVD.

Dagney 21-28 2017-09-26
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 20,535’MD/10,311’TVD.

Rowin 17-8 #1H 2017-09-26
Triple derrick drilling rig to drill a single lateral horizontal Bakken Formation test, 21,277’MD/10,319’TVD.

Laas 22-14 2017-09-15
Re-permit to re-enter above well to deepen, perforate and test the Niskua, Duperow, and Souris River formations to a TD of 5,600’.

Unit MC 14-29H 2017-08-29
Denbury plans to drill a horizontal oil well in the Mission Canyon formation, 12,367’ MD / 7,212’ TVD. Surface casing to be set at 2,000’ and cemented back to surface.

Cut Bank 3D Survey 2017-08-29
Rock Creek Oil, Inc. (henceforth referred to as the proponent) has requested to conduct a seismic survey on the state trust land listed above. Please see attached map for state trust land location and entire project area. This project would utilize heavy vibration equipment and seismic detecting equipment for the purpose of oil and gas exploration. The proponents plan would include 13 source lines and 11 receiver lines on state trust land. Source lines would run north-south, approximately 400 feet apart, with heavy vibration equipment traffic. Receiver lines with geophones would run east-west, approximately 330 feet apart, with small UTV vehicle and foot traffic. The proponent would use shot holes in steep terrain where heavy vibration vehicles cannot travel (slopes greater than 15%); however no shot holes would be approved on state trust lands.

Della 14-23 #1H 2017-08-02
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a single lateral Bakken formation test, 20,487’ MD, 10,131’ TVD. Surface casing will be set at 1900’ and cemented to surface.

Doris 10-3 #1H 2017-08-02
Kraken Operating LLC plans to drill a single lateral Bakken formation test, 20,568’ MD, 10,086’ TVD. Surface casing will be set at 1900’ and cemented to surface.

NECBSU S-802 2017-07-17
The plan is to re-enter and deepen the well from the current TD of 2,811’ to 3,150’. The well will be deepened through a portion of the Madison formation for the purpose of water injection. The proposed 4 ½” casing will be run to the proposed TD of 3,150’ and cemented to surface. A workover rig will be utilized. No new location. No reserve pit.

Kiefer Farms 1 2017-07-17
The plan is to drill a gas well to 3,200’ TD/MD in the Duperow formation. Surface casing to be run to 500’ and cemented back to surface.

Other Minerals

McKee Permit to Test for Aggregate 2017-08-31
Madison County has applied for a Permit to Test for Aggregate in the vicinity of their existing McKee gravel pit. The purpose of the test holes is to gather information for the DEQ Opencut application to expand the McKee gravel pit. This EA covers the test hole project only, a more comprehensive EA will cover the gravel pit expansion.

Conservation

Nothing new in the last 30 days.


Forestry

Forest Management/Forest Practices

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Forest Management Activity

MSO East FY18 PCT 2017-10-13
The Missoula Unit of the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is proposing the MSO East FY18 pre-commercial thinning projects. The projects are located SW of Potomac, MT
Objectives of the projects include:
• Increase growth within treated stands
• Concentrate growth in fewer trees to attain merchantable size in a shorter time frame.
• Increased tree vigor to reduce the threat of insect and disease infestation.

Timber Sales

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

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Land Use/Land Use Licenses

Skyway Towers LLC Road Use 2017-09-19
Skyway Towers LLC has filed an application with the DNRC for the purpose of utilizing an existing two track road on state land for the purposes of construction and maintenance of a cellular tower on deeded land to the west.

Land Banking Sale

2017 Land Banking Spotted Dog WMA 2017-09-29
The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) is evaluating a proposal to sell State Trust Lands leased to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks (FWP) within FWP’s Spotted Dog Wildlife Management Area (WMA) located in Powell County, northeast of Deer Lodge. FWP desires to own these lands and manage them for the benefit of wildlife as a part of the Spotted Dog WMA. FWP has nominated the State Trust Lands for sale in accordance with DNRC Land Banking procedures.

Land Sales

Nothing new in the last 30 days.

Land Exchanges

Libby Unit Land Exchange 2017-10-03
DNRC is responding to a request to exchange 640 acres of school trust land for private forest land of equal or greater value within the Libby Unit jurisdiction. Comments would be considered by the Land Board in their decision of whether to grant preliminary approval to proceed with detailed analysis.

Agriculture

Valentine Stockwater 2017-10-13
Kyle Grimsrud has proposed to run a water pipeline from a well on deeded land to his state lease. The pipeline will be roughly .25 mile in length and it will service one stock tank.

Malesich Ranch Stock Water Development 2017-09-29
Malesich Ranch has submitted a request to construct stock water developments on Montana Trust Land located in 7 sections. Some of these developments are reconstructions of existing developments and some would be new construction. The sites are located approximately 10 to 14 miles East – Northeast of Dillon.
Maps of the proposed projects are attached to this document. A summary of the proposed projects is listed below.
Previously Farmed: T6S R6W Sections 30 & 31 – Improvements to sections 30 & 31 would include 6,000 feet of buried pipeline in primarily previously farmed ground. Two new stock tanks would be placed, one to be located in the SESW of Section 30 and the second in the SESW of Section 31.
T6S R7W Section 36 – Improvements to this section would include replacement or addition of a second tank to two existing stock tank locations, these would be located in the NESE, and SESW.
T7S R6W Section 6 – Improvements include 5,575’ of buried pipeline and two new stock tanks to be located in the center of Section 6.
Upper Crittenden Creek Spring Development: T7S R6W Section 16 – Improvement request includes a new spring development to include a headbox, approximately 1,000-1,200’ of pipe, and a stock tank. Location of the project is the N½NWNW.
Holden Spring: T7S R7W Sections 23 & 24 – This request includes re-developing an existing spring headbox, adding one new stock tank to the SENW of Section 24, and adding 125’ of new pipeline and 2 new stock tanks to the NENE of Section 23.
Pipelines would be buried using a dozer and ripper to minimize ground disturbance. The proposed improvements are part of an NRCS cost share project and has been funded for 2017.

Stone Farms Water Line 2017-09-15
Stone Farms needs a new residential water line, they have applied for a land use license to install across T22N R11E S18 N1/2 of NE1/4

Recreational Use

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Rights-of-Way/Easement

3 Rivers Communications Buried Fiber Optic 2017-10-03
3 Rivers Communications has requested to install a buried fiber optic cable to service a Mobile Communications / T-Mobile Cell site. The proposed easement route is located just off of the edge of the existing access road. The fiber optic cable will be buried 42” deep and will be installed using a vibratory plow. The easement will be 20.00’ wide.

Livingston Hospital Feeder-Yellowstone River Crossing 2017-09-26
The proposed utility easement application is for crossing the Yellowstone River in order to connect existing NorthWestern Energy facilities, and to connect two different circuits together on the west and east sides of the Yellowstone river. The existing railroad and highway bridges provide a narrow, protected river crossing that allows NorthWestern Energy to span the river at an acceptable design distance.

Range Telephone T9S-R54E-Sec 16 2017-09-19
Range Telephone Cooperative has requested an easement on state owned land for the placement of a telecommunication line.

Weeds

Nothing new within the last 30 days

Wind

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Water

Water Right Environmental Assessments.

Dam Facilities, Reservoirs, and Hydropower

Nothing new within the last 30 days.

Water Rights

MEPA – Public Participation Guide
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Links to Other Agency Environmental Documents

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Fish Wildlife and Parks