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36.22.503    NOTIFICATION

(1) The county clerk and recorder of the county in which a permit for geophysical activity is issued shall immediately forward notice of the issuance of such permit to the board of oil and gas conservation at its office in Billings, Montana.

(2) The board shall notify the county clerk and recorder of the county if the person, firm, or corporation which has obtained a permit is not in compliance with any applicable requirement for engaging in geophysical activity within the state.

(3) If the board of oil and gas conservation determines that a person, firm, or corporation has violated any provisions of this act, the board shall take necessary action to assure compliance.

(4) Before commencing geophysical activity, the person, firm, or corporation shall notify the surface user as to the approximate time schedule of the planned activity and upon request the following information shall also be furnished;

(a) the name and permanent address of the geophysical exploration firm along with the name and address of the firm's designated agent for the state if different from that of the firm's;

(b) evidence of a valid permit to engage in geophysical exploration;

(c) name and address of the company insuring the geophysical firm;

(d) the number of the bond required in section 82-1-104, MCA, to be filed with the secretary of state;

(e) a description of the surface areas where the planned geophysical activity will take place;

(f) anticipated need, if any, to obtain water from the surface user during planned geophysical activity.

History: Sec. 82-11-111, MCA; IMP, Sec. 82-1-103, and Sec. 82-1-105 through 82-1-107, MCA; NEW, Eff. 12/24/77; AMD, 1982 MAR p. 1398, Eff. 7/16/82.

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