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Nov 27, 2012


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Dan Kenney


Victor Company Resolves Opencut Mining Violation


Helena -- The Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) received a $3,960 administrative penalty in settlement of its enforcement action against T&T Contracting, Inc. of Victor for a violation of the Montana Opencut Mining Act at the Midway Colony Pit in Pondera County, Montana.

The DEQ issued a Notice of Violation and Administrative Penalty Order in August 2012, citing the company for conducting non-permitted opencut operations at the site. The order required T&T to pay a $3,960 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 visit the DEQ Opencut Mining Program’s web site at

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