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600 E. Boulevard, Dept. 408
Bismarck, ND 58505-0480

701.328.2400 - Phone
877.245.6685 - Toll-Free
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Jurisdiction: Abandoned Mine Lands

Current Projects

Currently Planned Projects (February 2019)

For questions about these projects, contact Dean Moos at the North Dakota Public Service Commission, 600 East Boulevard Ave., Dept. 408, Bismarck, ND 58505-0480 or 701-328-4099, dmoos@nd.gov.

For bid opportunities, refer to North Dakota State Procurement Online.

 

2019 Exploratory Drilling AML Project

This project will involve rotary drilling and casing to locate and characterize underground mines in parking lots and near buildings at an industrial subdivision near Williston. The bid opening for this project will be held March 12. The project will be conducted between April and July 2019. The estimated contract cost for this project is $400,000.

 

2019-2020 Sinkhole Filling AML Project

This project will be conducted to fill hazardous sinkholes caused by collapse of underground coal mines. The bid opening for this project will be held February 28. The project will be conducted between April 2019 and December 2020. The maximum total bid price for this project is $200,000.

 

2019 Morton County Phase 2 AML Project

This 30-acre project will eliminate about 4,400 feet of dangerous final pit highwalls at five abandoned surface coal mines in Morton County. These mines have steep highwalls about 10-40 feet high. The proposed reclamation work involves backfilling the highwalls with earthen material from adjacent spoil piles and borrow areas. About 150,000 cubic yards of earthen material will be moved in the reclamation process. The bid opening for this project will be held April 18, 2019. The project will be conducted between June and September 2019. The estimated contract cost for this project is $332,350.

 

2019 Williams County Road 9 Phase 7 and Noonan AML Project

This two-site AML drilling and grouting project will stabilize collapsing underground coal mines at an industrial subdivision near Williston and along roads and trails near Noonan. Project work includes rotary drilling, casing drilled holes and pumping cementitious grout and foamed sand to stabilize underground mine voids and reduce the potential for mine collapse and sinkholes. Testing of the grout and sand materials will be covered under a separate contract. The bid openings for this project will be held April 18, 2019. The project will be conducted between June and August 2018. Estimated total contract costs for this project are $1 million.

 

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