On March 14, 2019, the County Commissioners discussed options for regulating cryptocurrency mining operations in Missoula County. At the conclusion of the discussion, the commission directed CAPS staff to develop county-wide interim zoning regulations that would establish criteria that cryptocurrency mining operations must meet. Those criteria will be intended to mitigate the adverse impacts of cryptocurrency mining operations identified by the county, including high energy consumption, noise, and electronic waste.

The Commissioners will hold a public hearing on the proposed interim zoning regulations on Thursday, April 4 at 2:00 pm in the Sophie Moiese Room (#151) of the County Courthouse Annex, 200 W. Broadway. 

Documents for the hearing:

Cryptocurrency Mining Resolution 2019 April DRAFT

Cryptocurrency Mining Zoning Overlay District Regulations DRAFT

Questions? Contact Diana Maneta at dmaneta@missoulacounty.us or (406) 258-3424 or Jennie Dixon at jdixon@missoulacounty.us or (406) 258-4946.

Click here to submit comments on the draft interim zoning regulations.

Past Public Meetings:

June 14, 2018 - First public hearing on cryptocurrency mining

September 27, 2018 - Continuation of June 14 hearing

March 14, 2019 - Discussion of options to regulate cryptocurrency mining operations

Public comments received on this topic from May 2018 through September 28, 2018 are posted here.