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1539 Eleventh Ave. Helena, MT 59601
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Public Notices


Administrative Rules

Pursuant to statute, DNRC maintains a list of "interested persons" who are notified when the department proposes to amend or adopt its administrative rules. If you would like you or your organization to be on this list, please contact (attention Legal Unit, ARM Coordinator). Please provide your name, e-mail address, physical address, and the topics you wish to be notified of: conservation districts and resource development, forestry, oil and gas conservation, trust land management, and/or water resources.

Proposed Rules, Amendments and Adoptions

MAR 36-22-199 (Burlington Northern Santa Fe Somers Site Controlled Groundwater Area)

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-198 (Lockwood Solvent Groundwater Plume Site Controlled Groundwater Area)

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-196 (Water Right Permitting)

Notice of Amendment and Repeal   (Note: The title has been updated to Notice of Amendment and Repeal, but it is the same document as titled Notice of Adoption and Repeal that was sent to Interested Parties) 

Notice of Extension of Comment Period on Proposed Amendment and Repeal

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment and Repeal

MAR 36-22-193 (Oil and Gas Notification of Application for Permit to Drill)

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment

MAR 36-22-192 (Oil and Gas Privilege and License Tax)

Notice of Amendment

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment

MAR 36-22-184 (Cabin Site Leasing)

Notice of Amendment, Adoption, and Repeal

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Amendment, Adoption, and Repeal

MAR 36-22-187 (Carbon Sequestration Equipment)

Notice of Adoption

Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Adoption

MAR 36-22-186 (Carbon Sequestration Equipment)

Notice of Adoption of Temporary Rule

Notice of Proposal of Temporary Rule

Land Sales Process

Oil & Gas Lease Sale

NOTICE OF STATE OF MONTANA OIL & GAS LEASE SALE.  The Department of Natural Resources and Conservation will hold an oil and gas lease sale at 9:00 a.m., December 4, 2018 in the DNRC Montana Room, 1539 11th Avenue, Helena, MT. The December sale includes 38 tracts in the following counties: Dawson (16), Musselshell (1), Richland (2), Roosevelt (4), Sheridan (1), Teton (1), and Toole (13). All sales will be by competitive oral bidding. A description of tracts and maps are available on the DNRC website:  http://dnrc.mt.gov/divisions/trust/minerals-management/oil-and-gas-leasing-information

Scoping Notices

Proposed Land Banking Sale - Flathead County 2018-10-08
The Montana DNRC, Kalispell Unit Office is hereby inviting public comment regarding the possible sale of one parcel (0.043 acres) of School Trust Land located within Flathead County through the Land Banking program.

Denbury CCA Pipeline Trust Land Right of Way Easements Scoping Notice 2018-11-01
DNRC is seeking comments under MEPA regarding the proposed issuance of easements across these tracts for the Denbury CCA Pipeline.Written comments will be considered if received no later than December 5th, 2018.

Green Calico Timber Sale 2018-08-21
The Montana DNRC, Eastern Land Office is proposing the a Land Banking Sale. The proposed project is located approximately 19 air miles northwest of Plains, MT.

Draft Environmental Assessment

Draft Environmental Assessment Vermiculite Mountain Land Exchange

The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation (DNRC) and the Kootenai
Development Company are proposing a land exchange in Lincoln County. The proposal identifies 640
acres of State Land located within the Libby Superfund Site OU3 to be exchanged for Kootenai
Development Company's 1,239.43 acres of deeded private land.

Close the Loop Trail and Public Recreation Use Easements Draft Environmental Assessment

The Montana DNRC, Stillwater Unit has released the draft EA for the Close the Loop Trail and Public Recreation Use Easements. There is a 30-day public review period for this draft EA. Please send comments by April 21, 2018 to Nicole Stickney, DNRC Stillwater Unit, at nstickney@mt.gov or 406-881-2666.

Final Environmental Impact Statement

Wood Lion Multiple Timber Sale Project Decision Notice
The Montana DNRC has released the Wood Lion Decision Notice.

Wood Lion Multiple Timber Sale Project FEIS
The Montana DNRC, Swan Unit has released the Wood Lion FEIS.

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