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Legals for January, 13 2023

| January 13, 2023 12:00 AM

MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF DAN C. BUSBY AKA RED BUSBY AKA DANIEL BUSBY, Deceased Cause No.  DP-22-108 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned has been appointed personal representative of the above-named estate.  All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four (4) months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be either mailed to Maureen Kolodziej, Person al Representative, return receipt requested, PO Box 1630, Thompson Falle, MT 59873, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED this 30th  day of December 2022  s/ Maureen Kolodziej Personal Representative PUBLISHED In The Western News January 6, 13 & 20, 2023. MNAXLP

MONTANA WATER COURT NOTICE TO WATER USERS CONFEDERATED SALISH AND KOOTENAI TRIBES – MONTANA – UNITED STATES COMPACT WC-0001-C-2021 The Montana Water Court has extended the deadline for filing Objections to the Compact Preliminary Decree to February 9, 2023. Order and Objection Form are available at https:// courts.mt.gov/Courts/Water/Notices-Info/PublicNotices. If you have questions, please call the Montana Water Court at 1-800-624-3270 or 1-406-586-4364 or email watercourt@mt.gov. Published In The Western News January 13, 2022. MNAXLP

C. Mark Hash Hash, O’Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP  Attorneys at Law  136 1st Ave. W. P. O. Box 1178 Kalispell, MT 59903-1178 (406) 755-6919 cmhash@hashlaw.com Attorneys for Personal Representative    MONTANA NINETEENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT COURT, LINCOLN COUNTY In The Matter of The Estate of JAMES L. JONES,   Deceased Cause No.  DP-22-148 NOTICE TO CREDITORS NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the undersigned have been appointed Co-Personal Representatives of the above-named estate.  All persons having claims against the said deceased are required to present their claims within four months after the date of the first publication of this notice or said claims will be forever barred. Claims must be either mailed to Beau T. Jones and Casey L. Jones, Personal Representative by certified mail, return receipt requested, c/o Hash, O’Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP, Attorneys at Law, P.O. Box 1178, Kalispell, Montana 59903-1178, or filed with the Clerk of the above-entitled Court. DATED January 6, 2023.  s/  Beau T. Jones  s/ Casey L. Jones Personal Representative’s Attorneys: Hash, O’Brien, Biby & Murray, PLLP  By s/C Mark Hash PUBLISHED In The Western News January 13, 20, & 27, 2023. MNAXLP

DATE OF THIS NOTICE:  January 11, 2023 COMMENT PERIOD ENDS: 11:59 pm on Monday, February 13, 2023. The State of Montana is accepting comments on a proposed settlement agreement in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware that resolves the remainder of the Montana Department of Environmental Quality’s (DEQ’s) amended proof of claim in W.R. Grace & Co.’s (“Grace”) Chapter 11 bankruptcy case for the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. The proposed settlement would resolve the natural resource damage liability of Grace and other affiliated companies to the State of Montana for the Libby Asbestos Superfund Site. The settlement would also resolve Grace’s liabilities to DEQ regarding hazardous or deleterious substances, with certain limited exceptions.   This settlement would not affect Grace’s requirements to continue to perform Superfund work, subject to EPA oversight with DEQ consultation.  Also, this settlement agreement would not affect Grace’s obligations under the Montana Dam Safety Act, MCA § 85-15-105 et seq or the Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation’s regulatory powers. DEQ previously received $5.1 million in costs under a 2008 bankruptcy settlement with Grace, and this proposed settlement is in addition to that payment. The settlement would require Grace to pay $18.5 million to resolve the State’s natural resource damage claims. The Montana Natural Resource Damage Program, on behalf of the Governor, would receive the $18.5 million over ten years, with the first $5 million due within six months of entry of the settlement agreement.  The funds would be used solely to restore, replace, rehabilitate, or acquire the equivalent of injured natural resources and services in or related to Operable Unit 3 or the Lincoln County area, and support therefor, including costs for State restoration plan development and implementation, and administrative, program, legal, technical, and all other related costs, to the extent lawful under CERCLA or CECRA.  Operable Unit 3 generally consists of the former mine site and also includes areas of forest, the Kootenai River, Rainy Creek, and Rainy Creek Road.  Under this settlement, Grace would also provide the State with financial assurance for the Kootenai Development Impoundment Dam. This financial assurance would be available for KDID operation and maintenance and to replace the KDID spillway over the long term (100 years), regardless of whether Grace remains a viable company. To achieve this, Grace would pay installments of approximately $2.7 million to two trusts over a ten-year period.  The value of those trusts would grow over time.   The near-term performance of KDID operation and maintenance work would be assured through a 20-year surety bond purchased by Grace.  The State would also receive the balance of up to $1.5 million from Grace for DEQ and the Natural Resource Damage Program’s costs associated with the settlement. The State of Montana has reserved the right to withdraw or withhold its consent to the Settlement Agreement if the public comments received disclose facts or considerations that indicate the Settlement Agreement is inappropriate, improper, or inadequate.   The proposed settlement is available at: https://dojmt.gov/lands/notices-of-public-comment/.  In addition, copies of the settlement are available at the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program (see address below). Information can also be obtained by calling the Montana Natural Resource Damage Program at (406) 444-0205. Please provide comments via e-mail to nrdp@mt.gov.  The subject line must contain, “Libby Asbestos Settlement Comments.” Or by mail at: Montana Natural Resource Damage Program Attn: Libby Asbestos Settlement Comments P.O. Box 201425 1720 Ninth Avenue Helena, MT 59620-1425 To be considered, comments must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 13, 2023.  PUBLISHED In The Western News January 13, 2023. MNAXLP