Case
File Name: In Re Black Hills Bentonite
EQC Docket Number: 22-4801
Date Opened: 9/26/2022
AG Attorney: James Kaste
Prevailing Party: Respondent
Date of Disposition: 5/16/2023
Date File Closed: 5/16/2023
Archive Date: 8/29/2023
Archive Box:
City: Moorcroft
County: Crook
DEQ File Number: TFN 7 1/018
Division: Land Quality
Case type: Non-Permit Holder Appeal
Hearing Examiner: Majorie Bedessem
Summary: Petitioners have appealed the DEQ decision to approve the surface mining permit for Black Hills Bentonite
Hearing
TitleWhenLocation
Prehearing Conference11/2/2022 10:00:00 AM2300 Capitol Ave. Room 134, Hathaway Bldg. Cheyenne WY or via video/telephone.
Prehearing Conference11/2/2022 10:00:00 AM2300 Capitol Ave. Room 134, Hathaway Bldg. Cheyenne WY or via video/telephone.
Final Hearing Continued to later date2/22/2023 9:00:00 AMContinued to later date
Scheduling Conference3/3/2023 1:30:00 PMZoom/telephonic 2300 Capitol Ave. Room 134 Hathaway Bldg. Cheyenne WY
Scheduling Conference3/3/2023 1:30:00 PMZoom/telephonic 2300 Capitol Ave. Room 134 Hathaway Bldg. Cheyenne WY
Scheduling Conference3/3/2023 1:30:00 PMZoom/telephonic 2300 Capitol Ave. Room 134 Hathaway Bldg. Cheyenne WY https://us06web.zoom.us/j/88004146429?pwd=eFlldkgvUEJhNG5DeHJhT1lKZzVaQT09

Documents

 ViewDateTitleFiled ByDocument TypeStatus
9/26/2022Petition for HearingJim RubyPleadingAccepted
9/26/2022Donald Dihle agreed to receive service by emailDonald DihleEmail Service AgreementAccepted
9/27/2022David DeWald agreed to receive service by emailDavid DeWaldEmail Service AgreementAccepted
9/27/2022Mike Thomas agreed to receive service by emailMike ThomasEmail Service AgreementAccepted
9/28/2022Entry of AppearanceDavid DeWaldPleadingAccepted
10/7/2022Stengle PetitionJim RubyPleadingAccepted
10/10/2022Mark Stengle agreed to receive service by emailMark StengleEmail Service AgreementAccepted
10/11/2022Wineteer Petition for HearingJim RubyPleadingAccepted
10/18/2022Order for Prehearing ConferenceJim RubyOrderAccepted
10/18/2022Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted
11/10/2022Signed Order of ScheduleJim RubyOrderAccepted
11/10/2022Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted
11/16/2022Entry of AppearanceJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
11/16/2022Entry of Appearance for TolleyJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
11/16/2022Patrick Tolley agreed to receive service by emailPatrick TolleyEmail Service AgreementAccepted
11/22/2022Motion for Admission Pro Hac Vice of Stephen BainPatrick TolleyPleadingAccepted
11/22/2022[Proposed] Order Granting Motion for Admission Pro Hace Vice of Stephen BainPatrick TolleyDraft OrderAccepted
11/28/2022Order for Admission Pro Hac ViceJim RubyOrderAccepted
11/28/2022Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted
11/30/2022Entry of Appearance Stephen BainJim RubyPleadingAccepted
11/30/2022Stephen Bain agreed to receive service by emailStephen BainEmail Service AgreementAccepted
11/30/2022Stephen Bain agreed to receive service by emailStephen BainEmail Service AgreementAccepted
11/30/2022Stephen Bain agreed to receive service by emailStephen BainEmail Service AgreementAccepted
12/1/2022Department of Environmental Quality's Designation of WitnessesDavid DeWaldPleadingAccepted
12/1/2022Black Hills Bentonite LLC's Witness ListStephen BainPleadingAccepted
12/1/2022John Masterson agreed to receive service by emailJohn MastersonEmail Service AgreementAccepted
12/5/2022Entry of Appearance for Jennifer McDowellJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
12/8/2022Notice of Service of Discovery ResponsesDavid DeWaldPleadingAccepted
12/9/2022Jennifer McDowell McDowell agreed to receive service by emailJennifer McDowell McDowellEmail Service AgreementAccepted
1/9/2023Winteer voluntary dismissal of claimJim RubyPleadingAccepted
1/10/2023Order setting date and location for final hearingJim RubyOrderAccepted
1/10/2023Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted
1/23/2023Dihle ExhibitJoe GirardinPleading ExhibitEnabled
2/3/2023Department of Environmental Quality's Exhibit ListDavid DeWaldPleadingAccepted
2/3/2023DEQ 1(Removed)Jim RubyPleading ExhibitRemoved
2/3/2023DEQ 2(Removed)Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitRemoved
2/6/2023Black Hills Bentonite LLC's Trial Exhibit ListStephen BainPleadingAccepted
2/6/2023Notice of Service of Department of Environmental Quality's Hearing ExhibitsDavid DeWaldPleadingAccepted
2/7/2023Dihle Stipulation to ExhibitsJim RubyPleadingAccepted
2/7/2023BlackHills Stipulation to ExhibitsJim RubyPleadingAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ Stipulation to ExhibitsJim RubyPleadingAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 2Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 3Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 4Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 4(Removed)Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitRemoved
2/7/2023DEQ 5Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 6Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 7Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 8Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 9Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 10Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 11Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 12Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023BHB 1Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023BHB 2Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023BHB 3Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023Stengle Stipulation to ExhibitsJim RubyPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023DEQ 1Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023Stengle ExhibitJoe GirardinPleading ExhibitAccepted
2/7/2023BHB 3(Removed)Joe GirardinPleading ExhibitRemoved
2/14/2023Notice of Service of Discovery Responses StengleJoe GirardinPleadingAccepted
2/27/2023Prehearing Conference Order 2Jim RubyOrderAccepted
2/27/2023Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted
3/3/2023Order for final hearing 2Jim RubyOrderAccepted
3/3/2023Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted
5/8/2023Final Hearing TranscriptJim RubyTranscriptAccepted
5/16/2023Findings of Fact, Conclusion of Law and OrderJim RubyOrderAccepted
5/16/2023Certificate of ServiceJim RubyCertificate of ServiceAccepted

Exhibits

 ViewDateTitleFiled ByDocument TypeStatus
2/3/2023DEQ 1(Removed)Jim RubyFinal ExhibitRemoved
2/7/2023Tst0001(Removed)Joe GirardinFinal ExhibitRemoved

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