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The applicant shall submit construction and reclamation plans for all intended preparatory work. Such plans shall be capable of meeting all applicable requirements which would be included in an application for permit under Title 82, chapter 4, part 2, MCA. Such plans shall include:

(1) a map showing proposed locations of railroad loops, spurs or extensive waste and refuse areas, coal handling facilities, office and maintenance buildings, all roads, dragline erection sites and other related disturbances;

(2) the estimated depths of all cuts or excavations and fills needed for on-site construction;

(3) overall dimensions for coal handling facilities, office or maintenance buildings and railroad loops insofar as disturbance is concerned;

(4) photographic transects of the proposed mine facility area.   Photographic points and direction shall be located on an accompanying map.   Estimated depths of proposed cuts and fills shall be identified on each photograph containing areas where cuts and/or fills are anticipated;

(5) a detailed plan, including timetables, showing the method and manner of reclaiming all disturbances related to preparatory work.   Such plans shall include a description of the method and manner of reclaiming land affected by construction of railroad loops, office and maintenance areas, coal handling facilities and other disturbances associated with such preparatory work;

(6) an estimate of water usage expected to result from preparatory work activities, as well as a detailed narrative of planned procurement for such water.   This narrative shall document that the water rights of other landowners will not be adversely affected;

(7) further information as the department may require.   The department will notify the applicant in writing as to what additional information is 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.

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