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Rule Title: BUFFER ZONES
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Department: ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY, DEPARTMENT OF
Chapter: RECLAMATION
Subchapter: Strip and Underground Mine Reclamation Act: Backfilling and Grading Requirements
 
Latest version of the adopted rule presented in Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM):

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17.24.518    BUFFER ZONES

(1) All mining activities, including highwall reduction and related reclamation, must cease at least 100 feet from a property line, permanent structure, unmineable or unreclaimable steep or precipitous terrain, or any area determined by the department to be of unique scenic, historical, cultural, or other unique value.   If special values or problems are encountered, the department may modify buffer zone requirements.

History: 82-4-204, MCA; IMP, 82-4-227, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 725, Eff. 4/1/80; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 30, Eff. 1/13/89; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 3042; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 2768, Eff. 12/3/99.


 

 
MAR Notices Effective From Effective To History Notes
12/3/1999 Current History: 82-4-204, MCA; IMP, 82-4-227, MCA; NEW, 1980 MAR p. 725, Eff. 4/1/80; AMD, 1989 MAR p. 30, Eff. 1/13/89; TRANS, from DSL, 1996 MAR p. 3042; AMD, 1999 MAR p. 2768, Eff. 12/3/99.
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