(1) Sixty days before the boring of test holes or the initiation of other underground exploration, investigation, or experimentation, related to the possible future development of geothermal resources, every person shall submit an initial field report to the department.

(2) Within each initial field report shall be included:

(a) a description of the area involved in the investigation shown on a suitable map, and the probable location of test holes, sample sites, access roads, staging areas, areas where trees or soil are to be removed, and all other such activities. A suitable map would be one with a scale of 1:24,000, except in unusual cases or situations the department may recommend the scale;

(b) a summary of environmental impacts which would be created by the planned activities and a description of any plans to lessen, eliminate, or enhance such environmental impacts;

(c) a description of activities and methods which will be employed in the investigation.

History: 75-20-1001, MCA; IMP, 75-20-1001, MCA; NEW, Eff. 10/5/74; TRANS, from DNRC, 1996 MAR p. 2863.