Helena –The Montana Department of Environmental Quality is holding a public meeting to accept comments on a proposed sand and gravel mine in Mineral County. Riverside Contracting Inc. has applied for a permit to operate the Dry Creek site located near I-90, approximately six miles west of Superior. The proposed site is within 1,000 feet of the Clark Fork River and would encompass 52.7 acres.
The operation includes an asphalt plant, crusher, and wash plant. The public meeting is scheduled for 7-9:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2016 in the Mineral County Commissioners Meeting Room at 300 River Street in Superior.
The meeting will begin with an introduction followed by a question and answer session. The portion of the meeting to accept comments from the public is expected to begin by 8:00 p.m. but may begin earlier to ensure adequate time for attendees to provide comments. The meeting will end when attendees have finished providing comments or at 9:00 p.m., whichever comes first.
The permit application and proposed mining plan of operations can be viewed at: http://searchopencutpermits.mt.gov Users should type "Dry Creek" into the "Site Name" field and click on “Application.”
Comments can be submitted at the meeting, by email to DEQOpencut@mt.gov, or mailed to DEQ Opencut Mining Program, PO Box 200901, Helena MT 59620-0901. While there is no specific deadline for comments program staff recommends submitting them by Friday May 20, 2016. For more information call 406-444-4970.
The DEQ will make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities who wish to participate in the meeting. If you require an accommodation, please contact Lisa Peterson at 406-444-2929.406-444-2929