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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

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’.

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’.

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.

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.

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

Shawn Hilty Haul Road License 2018-11-05
This license would allow Shawn Hilty to reconstruct a road on an existing grade. The license covers the stretch of road that will cross the lease neighboring his own and will be valid for ten years.

Sunset Communication Site Hazard Tree Removal 2018-11-01
The Sunset Communications Site Hazard Tree Removal consists of felling hazard trees to create a helicopter landing zone. The purpose is to increase winter access to critical infrastructure. In the winter of 2017-2018 the communications site had technical and was inaccessible for repair. This communications Infrastructure at this site is critical for 911 response in the western and norther western portions of Lewis and Clark County.

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

Spring Development 2018-11-07
Leonard Blixrud, lessee of state lease #7336, has requested authorization to develop a spring on state land for livestock water. The proposed spring development will consist of installing a water collection culvert, burying approximately 300.00’ of water pipeline, installing a stock water tank, and fencing the water source (spring). This project will provide a reliable water source for livestock which will increase distribution of livestock on the state-owned tract

CRP Break 2018-11-02
CRP contract #1010A containing 294.30 acres expired on 09/30/2018. The lessee, Harmon Ranch Inc., has requested to break a portion of these CRP acres. Approximately, 212.56 acres are proposed to be broken up and returned to small grain production. The remaining 81.72 acres will be left in permanent cover and used for grazing land. The tract was last farmed in 1987. The lessee plans to spray the expired CRP out during the spring/summer of 2019 and then direct seed it to either winter wheat in the fall of 2019 or spring wheat in the spring of 2020.

Grabofsky CRP Break 2018-10-25
Breaking ground previously farmed that went into the CRP program and is now going back to farmland

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

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

East Beaver Road Easement 2018-11-15
Grant an easement to the East Beaver Road Users Association on existing roads and allow construction of new roads to access private property, generating additional revenue to the associated trusts.

East Lakeshore Driveway Easement 2018-11-15
Enlarge an existing easement for a private driveway on East Lakeshore Drive for landowner Mike Gustafson. Would provide safer ingress/egress and generate revenue for the trust beneficiaries.

Mark Waldbillig Log Hauling Land Use License 2018-11-09
Mark Waldbillig a logger from Florence Montana has applied to the MT DNRC, Dillon Unit for a Land Use License (LUL) to use an existing road in sections 14 & 15 T4S R15W in Beaverhead County to haul approximately 400 MBF of logs from private land to reach State Highway 278. The logging activity will occur on private lands to the north of the state land in the Big Hole Valley. Use of the road will be limited to dry or frozen conditions to reduce any road damage.

Staffanson Access Road 2018-11-09
The proponents have filed a right of way easement application with the DNRC for a 30-foot existing road. The proponent is seeking to improve the road to an all-weather standard and utilize it for access to deeded ground located in section 15 to the west.

Shawn Hilty Haul Road Improvement 2018-11-05
This license would allow Shawn Hilty to reconstruct a road on an existing grade. The license covers the stretch of road that will cross the lease neighboring his own and will be valid for ten years.

Bear Gulch Easement Grant-Road User's Association 2018-11-01
Grant of an easement to a Road User's Association or individual parities in the SW 1/4 Section 34 T14N R9W across school trust land on existing Bear Gulch Road.

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

MEPA – Public Participation Guide
A tool to assist the public in providing quality comments on Montana's environmental projects.

Links to Other Agency Environmental Documents

Department of Environmental Quality

Department of Transportation Montana

Fish Wildlife and Parks