Current Public Comments:

Name/Title Deadline Related Documents Public Meeting
East Helena ASARCO Smelter Draft Restoration Plan and Environmental Assessment Checklist

Written comments are due on Monday, February 11, 2019 by 5:00 PM and should be sent via email to [email protected] with “East Helena Restoration Plan” in the subject line, or via U.S. Mail to the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program, 1720 9th Ave., P.O. Box 201425, Helena, MT 59620-1425, (406) 444-0205, Attn:  East Helena Restoration Plan Comments. For more information please contact Alicia Stickney, [email protected], (406)444-1346.

 

The State of Montana Natural Resource Damage Program has prepared a restoration plan to address injuries to natural resources from the ASARCO East Helena Smelter. The NRDP is seeking public comments on the restoration plan for the allocation of approximately $5.9 million in funding.

DRAFT East Helena Restoration Plan – January 2019

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM
City of East Helena Fireman’s Hall, 2 E. Pacific St.
NRDP Funding Recommendation for Purchase of the Clark Fork River Ranch January 2019 All comments are due February 9, 2019 at 11:59 PM
Send all comments to the Natural Resource Damage Program, P.O. Box 201425, Helena, MT 59620-1425, faxed to (406) 444-0236, or emailed to [email protected]

NRDP is working with the Montana Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks (FWP), and a local landowner to purchase the 2,650-acre Clark Fork River Ranch (CFRR) which contains five river miles of the Clark Fork River.

CFRR Funding Recommendation

January 16, 2019 at 1:00 PM, Deer Lodge Elks
230 Main St
Deer Lodge, MT 59722

Past Public Comments:

Name/Title Response to Comments
Garrity Mountain WMA Addition – Draft EA (FWP Public Comment) Garrity Mountain WMA Addition – FWP Decision Notice
NRDP Funding Recommendation for Purchase of Graveley-Warm Springs Conservation Easements Graveley-Warm Springs response to public comments January 2019
Proposed Settlement for the Carpenter-Snow Creek Mining District National Priorities List Site (Blue Tee Settlement) not yet available
UCFRB Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Restoration Plans 2018 Draft Update
NRDP Funding Recommendation for Purchase of the Buxbaum-Boulder Creek Conservation Easement Buxbaum Response to Comments – 9/06/2018
2018 Restoration Plan Update Draft Response to Project Abstracts & Public Comments for the 2018 Update to the UCFRB Aquatic and Terrestrial Resources Restoration Plans
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