17.24.1803 APPLICATION FOR PERMIT: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS AND PROCEDURES
(1) If desired by the applicant, meetings with
departmental staff may be arranged prior to formal permit application. Such meetings would provide further
information and clarify guidelines to be used in preparing application
(2) The application shall contain in completed
form all of the proposed mining area resource inventories, maps, data,
analyses, surveys and other information deemed necessary by the department to
determine the acceptability of the proposed mining area under the criteria
specified in 82-4-227(2) through (6) , MCA.
The application shall also contain such resource data, maps, surveys,
analyses, and other information as the department deems necessary for a
preliminary review of the proposed mining area under the criteria specified in
82-4-227(1) and (5) , MCA. If the application is not basically complete
regarding the information required to determine acceptability under the
criteria specified in this section required at the time of application the
department shall notify the applicant within 90 days of receipt of the
application and delineate deficient areas.
When the department determines the application is basically complete,
the 365 day review period established in 82-4-122, MCA, begins on the
date the last of the application materials was submitted.
(3) If field inspections or an in-depth review of
application materials submitted reveals that supplemental information is necessary,
the department shall require such information at any time during the review
process. If the necessary supplemental
information is not submitted by the applicant in time for adequate departmental
consideration and review, the permit shall be denied. If a permit is denied solely on these grounds, an applicant may
submit a new application form, reference the supportive information previously
submitted and request a waiver of the 365 day review period.
(4) All tests, analyses, or surveys carried out
pursuant to these rules and regulations shall be performed or certified by a
qualified person. The method and/or
procedures used in a given test, analysis or survey shall be documented and
(5) An application for a mine site location permit
shall be made on forms provided by the department.
(6) Three copies of all applications, maps,
reports or other data shall be required.
History: 82-4-111, 82-4-112, MCA; IMP, 82-4-122, MCA; NEW, Eff. 4/4/75; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 2852.