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Legals for September, 14 2022

| September 14, 2022 12:00 AM

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Announces the Second Five-Year Review for the Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine and Mill Superfund Site in Mineral County, Montana The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the State of Montana, is conducting the second five-year review of the Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine and Mill (IMM) Superfund Site in Mineral County, Montana. Five-year reviews provide an opportunity to evaluate the implementation and performance of a remedy to determine whether it remains protective of human health and the environment. The second five-year review will be completed in 2023. Cleanup actions at the Site address arsenic and heavy metal contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water resulting from the operation of the Flat Creek IMM from 1909 to 1930 and from 1947 to 1953. The EPA led several removal actions between 2002 and 2011. The EPA added the Site on the Superfund program's National Priorities List in 2009. The Site includes three operable units (OUs). This five-year review will focus on cleanup actions at OU1, which addressed contamination in the town of Superior. Cleanup actions have not yet been selected at OU2 and OU3. The OU1 long-term remedy, selected in 2012, included removing and disposing of remaining contaminated soil and institutional controls. OU1 cleanup activities were completed in 2013.We want to hear from you! Community members are encouraged to share information that may be helpful in the five-year review process. Community members who have questions, or who would like to participate in a community interview are asked to contact Allie by March 15, 2023: Allie Archer EPA Remedial Project Manager Phone: 406-438-6255 Email: archer.allie@epa.gov Dana Barnicoat EPA Community Involvement Coordinator Phone: 406-560-6261 Email: barnicoat.dana@epa.gov Due to Covid-19, the most current site information is only available online at: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/flat-creek Published in the Mineral Independent on September 14, 2022. MNAXLP

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 8 Announces the Second Five-Year Review for the Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine and Mill Superfund Site in Mineral County, Montana The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), in cooperation with the State of Montana, is conducting the second five-year review of the Flat Creek Iron Mountain Mine and Mill (IMM) Superfund Site in Mineral County, Montana. Five-year reviews provide an opportunity to evaluate the implementation and performance of a remedy to determine whether it remains protective of human health and the environment. The second five-year review will be completed in 2023. Cleanup actions at the Site address arsenic and heavy metal contamination of soil, groundwater and surface water resulting from the operation of the Flat Creek IMM from 1909 to 1930 and from 1947 to 1953. The EPA led several removal actions between 2002 and 2011. The EPA added the Site on the Superfund program's National Priorities List in 2009. The Site includes three operable units (OUs). This five-year review will focus on cleanup actions at OU1, which addressed contamination in the town of Superior. Cleanup actions have not yet been selected at OU2 and OU3. The OU1 long-term remedy, selected in 2012, included removing and disposing of remaining contaminated soil and institutional controls. OU1 cleanup activities were completed in 2013.We want to hear from you! Community members are encouraged to share information that may be helpful in the five-year review process. Community members who have questions, or who would like to participate in a community interview are asked to contact Allie by March 15, 2023: Allie Archer EPA Remedial Project Manager Phone: 406-438-6255 Email: archer.allie@epa.gov Dana Barnicoat EPA Community Involvement Coordinator Phone: 406-560-6261 Email: barnicoat.dana@epa.gov Due to Covid-19, the most current site information is only available online at: http://www.epa.gov/superfund/flat-creek Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on September 14, 2022. MNAXLP

MINERAL COUNTY COMMISSIONERS PUBLIC HEARING FOR AMENDED PLAT PAT ANDERSON MINOR AMENDED LOT 1 OCTOBER 7, 2022 The Mineral County Commissioners will hold a public hearing regarding the proposed Amended Plat Pat Anderson Minor Amended Lot 1 Subdivision, on October 7, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. The hearing will be held in the Mineral County Commissioners Conference Room located in the Courthouse Annex, 300 River Street, Superior. The Amended Plat Pat Anderson Minor Amended Lot 1 is a proposed 2-lot minor subdivision. The property is located off of Pattee Road, lying south of Interstate 90 and south of the Clark Fork River, located in Section 34, Township 17 North, Range 26 West, P.M.M. The subdivision would result in 2 residential lots. The 2 lots range in size from 4 acres to 6.11 acres. The lots are proposed to install individual onsite wells and individual onsite sewage treatment and disposal system. The proposal will have access from Pattee Road. The owners/developers of the property are Donald and Patricia Pickering of Superior, MT. The designated representative is Ron Warren of Rocky Mountain Surveyors, located in Plains, Montana. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Mineral County Environmental Health and Planning Department at 822-3525, or send your comments by October 7, 2022 to PO Box 396, Superior, MT 59872 Published in the Mineral Independent on September 14, September 21, 2022. MNAXLP

PUBLIC NOTICE REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS DEVELOPMENT OF A FLOOD RISK REDUCTION FEASIBILITY STUDY AND MITIGATION PLAN FOR MINERAL COUNTY, ST. REGIS COMMUNITY The Mineral County board of Commissioners in conjunction with the St. Regis Resort Board is requesting proposals from qualified Consultant/Engineering firms for the development of a Flood Risk Reduction Feasibility Study and Mitigation Plan Plan for the Community of St. Regis The County of Mineral has received a 2020 BRIC Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities award from the MT Disaster and Emergency Services (MTDES). Mineral County has one major levee recognized by the National Levee Database. This levee is located in St. Regis spanning approximately 1,400 feet long, from the confluence with the Clark Fork River going upstream. There is approximately $10.5million worth of property, 58 structures, and 80 people behind the levee. The levee was constructed with rip rap material in the 1930s following Flood Events, with more being added in the 1940s. The levee is listed in the national levee data base with a 70-year life span and considered a potential for failure within the context of 100 Yr. flood event. The Mineral Independent noted the 1933 event in 1997 when the levee over-topped, demonstrating further the risk from such an event. The development of new flood plain and flood way maps for Mineral County by DNRC (currently in draft to be published in 2023), most of the St. Regis community and its business area now sit in the flood way area. Future flood control measures will be necessary to ensure protection for property, infrastructure, and human safety, as well as to guide future development of the community, considering that impacts on current buildings in the flood way may experience increased insurance rates; and that new construction in the area will face huge obstacles. More specifically the proposed project will: 1. Identify areas prone to flooding (historic and predicted by the DRAFT floodplain maps for Mineral County) 2. Assess St Regis's vulnerabilities under a range of flooding scenarios; recommend solutions to reduce flooding impacts to St Regis and the surrounding ecosystem, including both engineered mitigation strategies, planning mechanisms, and natural infrastructure approaches. 3. The Project deliverable will be a Flood Risk Reduction Feasibility Study that can be utilized for planning of future improvements. 4. The Flood Risk Reduction Feasibility Study will be performed in accordance with the USACE's 6-Step Planning Process that is widely utilized for flood risk reduction feasibility studies. Soft or hardcopy proposals are due to Mineral County Wednesday September 28, 2022 by 4:00 p.m. Hardcopy proposals may be mailed to the Mineral County Office of Economic Development, 301 2nd Ave. East, P.O. Box 730, Superior, MT 59872. Soft copy proposals may be emailed to mcedc.epark@outlook.com. Please specify whether this evaluation and project reports can be delivered by Sept 30, 2023. Mineral County and its agents reserve the right to reject any or all proposals and to waive any formality and technicality. Published in the Mineral Independent on September 14, September 21, 2022. MNAXLP

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS NOTICE OF SELECTION FOR SCADA SYSTEM PROVIDER TOWN OF PLAINS WATER AND WASTEWATER SYSTEMS The Town of Plains, Montana is seeking proposals for the selection of a SCADA System Provider. The SCADA system will initially serve the wastewater system and be expanded to serve the water system at a later time. The SCADA Provider will provide design, materials and equipment, installation, and integration of the system. Interested parties may contact Rika Lashley, PE, Morrison-Maierle, 406-495-3448, rlashley@m-m.net to request a proposal packet. Complete proposals must be submitted no later than 4:00 pm (MDT) on September 30, 2022. No extensions will be granted. Contractor and any of the Contractor's subcontractors submitting proposals or doing work on this project will be required to be registered with the Montana Department of Labor and Industry (DLI). Forms for registration are available from the Department of Labor and Industry, P.O. Box 8011, 1805 Prospect, Helena, Montana 59604-8011. Information on registration can be obtained by calling 1-406-444-7734. Preference is given to Montana Contractors according to MCA 18-1-102. Contractor is required to be registered with the DLI prior to proposing on this project. All laborers and mechanics employed by Contractor or subcontractors in performance of the construction work shall be paid, for each wage classification, the higher of either the Montana Prevailing Wage Rates or the Federal Davis-Bacon Prevailing Wage Rates. The Contractor must ensure that employees and applicants for employment are not discriminated against on the basis of their race, creed, color, age, religion, sex, physical or mental disabilities, or national origin and must show affirmative action to ensure Equal Employment Opportunities. This project is funded in part or in whole with grant/loan funding from the Montana State Revolving Fund, FEMA, USACE and ARPA. Award of the project will be contingent upon receiving funding and award concurrence from project funding agencies. The right is reserved to reject any or all proposals received, to waive informalities. The Town of Plains is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Published in the Clark Fork Valley Press on September 14, September 21, 2022. MNAXLP

INVITATION TO BID Sealed bids for the Flat Creek Discrete Tailings Removal Project will be received up to and including 5:00 pm onSeptember 27, 2022. Note: Bids shall be submitted on the form provided within the Contract Documents. Contract documents may be secured by emailing pparson@tu. org (406) 218-8635. A PRE-BID WALK-THROUGH IS SCHEDULED FOR September 14, 2022. Participants will meet at the site and attendance is strongly recommended.Contractor Requirements: To qualify for this job, the Contractor must show that applicable experience at abandoned mine cleanup and stream restoration projects. This would include moving, handling, and grading at least 5,000 cubic yards of mine waste and/or tailings and the contractor shall have at least two (2) years of river restoration construction experience and shall have complete at least five (5) river restoration projects. Published in the Mineral Independent on September 14 and September 21, 2022. MNAXLP

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