Application for Bond Reduction- Red River Coal Company, PUBLICATION NUMBER: 21JKC0812

August 26, 2021


Application for

Bond Reduction

Under Chapter 19, Title 45.1

Code of Virginia



Red River Coal Company, Inc. is applying for bond reduction on Permit No. 1102046 located in Wise County, Virginia 2.5 miles southwest of Flat Gap on Phillips Creek in Wise County off State Route 620 and is on the Norton and Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle maps. This permit consists of 468.85 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $480,200.00 in the form of insurance surety. As provided by 4VAC25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting a Phase III bond reduction of $75,600.00 on increment number(s) 3 consisting of 62.80 acres.

This bond reduction request is based on completion of backfilling & regrading on Increment 3 of 62.80 acres completed in 2009 - for Phase III bond release. The post-mining land use of unmanaged forest has been established through 12 growing seasons as confirmed by a vegetative study.

Any person with a valid legal interest which might be adversely affected by this proposal, or an officer or head of any federal, state or local government agency or authority, may within 30 days of September 17, 2021 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond reduction, and may also request, in writing, that the Division of Mined Land Reclamation hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application material is available electronically for public inspection at


All correspondence should be submitted to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation (Attention: Permit Section), 3405 Mountain Empire Rd., Big Stone Gap, Virginia, 24219. Telephone (276) 523-8160. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at


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