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DEQ accepting public comment on bond release for garnet quarry

Thursday, October 27, 2016/Categories: Department of Environmental Quality/Tags:

HELENA – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is accepting comments on a request from Garnet USA LLC for a full bond release for the Red Wash Alluvial site located near Alder in Madison County.

DEQ has previously approved a partial bond release reflecting the successful reclamation of most of the disturbed land at the site. Bond in the amount of $10,800 was retained to ensure reclamation of erosion features and a parking area. DEQ inspected the site on Aug. 4, 2016 and now proposes releasing the remainder of the reclamation bond.

DEQ may not release or decrease a reclamation bond until the public has had an opportunity for a hearing and a hearing has been held if requested. A request for a hearing on the proposed bond release must be submitted by Nov. 25, 2016 to the postal or email address below.

Comments on the proposed bond release or requests for additional information should be sent to Herb Rolfes, DEQ Hard Rock Mining Bureau, P.O. Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901. Mr. Rolfes can also be reached at 406-444-3841 or at hrolfes@mt.gov .

For more information or to set up an interview for this story, please contact Lisa Peterson, DEQ Public Information Officer at 406-444-2929 or by email to lpeterson@mt.gov .

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