Written by The Culbertson Searchlight
The State of Montana will offer detailed training on a range of topics that includes air quality and discharge permitting, compliance requirements, and best business practices for contractors, opencut mining, materials processors, and the oil and gas industry.
The trainings will be in Sidney on Oct. 1-3 at the Mondak Heritage Center, 120 3rd Ave SE, and will be conducted by representatives of the Departments of Environmental Quality and Transportation.
The trainings are free of charge and open to qualified registrants.
The three-day series is designed specifically to address practices surrounding opencut mining and associated development and growth seen in recent years throughout northeastern Montana.
"This training series provides valuable information that will save owner-operators and contractors time and money as they grow with the region," said Darrick Turner, manager of DEQ's Small Business Environmental Assistance Program. "Attendees will come away with a better understanding of the state's environmental regulations and the permitting processes."
Topics will include air quality and discharge permitting and inspections.
A full day is devoted to siting and compliance requirements and permitting for opencut operations.
Enforcement and transportation issues will also be addressed.