Public Notice for a New Permit for Opencut Mining Permit #3204 for Plaggemeyer Pit Site

Department: County Commissioners, Road & Bridge

Public Notice:  As required by Section 82-4-432 (5)(6), MCA, Sweet Grass County, PO Box 888, Big Timber, Montana, 59011, Phone 406-932-5140 hereby gives notice that on February 10th, 2020 it received receipt of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s determination of administrative completeness for a New Permit for Opencut Mining Permit #3204 for Plaggemeyer Pit Site.

Plaggemeyer Pit site is located in Sweet Grass County 6 miles south of Melville and 14 miles north of Big Timber off of Highway 191 N, this permit is for a 20.2-acre site, of which 24 inches will be stripped and stockpiled for reclamation and overburden materials. Sweet Grass County will bid to crush 1 inch minus gravel for county road maintenance (150,000 ton), which will occur as needed through the pit permit year of 2030, no permanent facilities will be erected on site only stock piles of gravel, with loading equipment. Plaggemeyer Pit site will access Highway 191 N directly across Highway 191 N (east) of Wheeler Creek Road with the following legal description:

Township 3 North, Range 14 East Section 11
This site can be viewed on maps posted at Plaggemeyer Pit entrance site off Highway 191 N, Orchard Lane and Highway 191 N, Sweet Grass County Clerk and Recorders office located at 115 West 5th Avenue in Big Timber, Montana.

A complete copy of the New Permit with map of site for Plaggemeyer Pit Application is available for owning or inspection at the following locations:
-Sweet Grass County Clerk and Recorders Office, 115 West 5th Avenue, Big Timber, MT 59011
-Montana Dept of Environmental Quality, 1218 E 6th Avenue, Helena, MT 59601
-Electronic Copies of the Application may be viewed by going to:
                         http://sweetgrasscountygov.com  or http://deq.mt.gov/Mining/opencut

Written comments, objections and/or request for informal conference on this application may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Quality, Opencut Section, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901 or at the contact information listed above, the DEQ will accept requests for a public meeting or comments until March 11, 2020.

Public Notice for Plaggemeyer Pit Site – PDF Download

Plaggemeyer pit area map – PDF Download

Plaggemeyer Pit Plan of Operation and Application 2019 (v1r2) – PDF Download

 

 

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