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Jul 27, 2012


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Herb Rolfes
Permitting and Compliancence


DEQ Receives Application to Expand Rock Quarry Near Harlowton


Helena – The Montana Department of Environmental Quality has received an application from ES Stone and Structure, Inc. to amend their Operating Permit to add an additional site. The site would be located on private land about two miles south of Harlowton in Wheatland County.

The company’s operating permit currently authorizes them to mine rock at 9 different sites in Golden Valley County, Wheatland County, and Cascade County for landscaping and masonry purposes. The current permit covers 2,654 acres, of which ES Stone is authorized to disturb 500 acres at any one time. If amended, the permit would add 160 acres for a total permitted area of 2,814 acres. The permit would allow 1,500 acres total to be disturbed over the life of mines at all sites.

Copies of the application can be reviewed by the public at DEQ offices at 1520 E 6th Ave., Helena, MT. Copies of the Draft EA can be obtained by contacting: Herb Rolfes, Operating Permit Section Supervisor, Environmental Management Bureau; Department of Environmental Quality, PO Box 200901, Helena, MT 59620-0901, (406)444-3841 or email at

For more information about mining regulations visit the DEQ website at

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