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Apr 11, 2012


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Daniel R. Kenney


Billings Company Resolves Mining Violation


Helena --The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has received a $14,025 administrative penalty in settlement of its enforcement action against C & S Construction, Inc. of Billings for a violation of the Montana Opencut Mining Act at the Pease Ranch in Richland County, Montana.

In February 2012, DEQ and C&S entered into an Administrative Order on Consent citing C & S for conducting opencut operations without a permit and assessed a $14,025 administrative penalty to resolve the violation.

Persons who have questions about the requirements for opencut mining operations may contact DEQ’s Industrial and Energy Minerals Bureau at (406) 444-4970 or should visit DEQ’s web site at

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