Renewal of Coal Surface Mining/NPDES Permit. #1010954

September 10, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

RENEWAL OF

COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT

UNDER CHAPTER 19,

TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

APPLICATION NUMBER 1010954

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 20JKC819

Red River Coal Company, Inc. of P.O. Box 668, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation for renewal of CSMO Permit Number 1100787/NPDES Permit Number 0080787 in order to continue the operations at the following location:

The permit area is approximately 8.0 miles southwest on pound off State Route 620 near Fox Gap in Wise County and is located between Fox Gap and the headwaters of Phillips Creek.

The permit area is located on the Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS 7.5- minute quadrangle map.

Drainage and wastewater resulting from the mining operation will be passed through approved sediment control structures and be discharged to Phillips Creek and South Fork Pound River.

The permit boundary and outfall locations are shown on the Renewal map and Surface Water Hydrology Map in Section 21.2 of the renewal application.

A copy of the draft NPDES permit and fact sheet are available for public inspection and comment at the Division's Big Stone Gap office. A copy of the application materials is available electronically for public inspection at:

https://dmme,virginia.gov/

DmlrPermits.

Any person whose interests are or may be adversely affected by the Renewal application, or an Officer, or Head of any Federal, State, or local government agency or authority may within 30 days of October 2, 2020 submit written comments or objections to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation concerning the renewal application; and may also request, in writing, that the Division hold an Informal Conference concerning the application. A request for an informal conference shall follow the requirements of 4 VAC 25-130-773.13c of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations.

All correspondence concerning the application should be submitted to the Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, 3405 Mountain Empire Rd, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219, Telephone: (276) 523-8202 Attn.: Permit Section. Written comments and a request for an informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at

dmlrpublicnotice@

dmme.virginia.gov.

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