Application for Bond Reduction

December 22, 2021


Application for

Bond Reduction

Under Chapter 19

Title 45.1

Code of Virginia



Ridgetop Development LLC, P.O. Box 1090, Oceana, West Virginia 24870 is applying for a bond reduction of $ 129,600 on Permit No. 1102134 located in Wise County, 5 Miles West of Norton near Blackwood and Route 603 at coordinates North 3527349, West 10,251,850.20 on the Norton Quadrangle. This permit consists of 240.34 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $ 426,600 in the form of cash. As provided by 4VAC25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting a bond reduction of $ 129,600. A total of 91.37 acres are being deleted.

This bond reduction request is based on completion of 6 full growing season(s) and the following reclamation: The implementation and utilization of an Industrial Post-Mining Land Use on 90.11 acres.

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 January 11, 2022 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond release, and may also request, in writing, that the Mined Land Repurposing Program hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application materials is available electronically for public inspection at


All correspondence concerning this application should be submitted to the Mined Land Repurposing Program (Attention: Permit Section), 3405 Mountain Empire Road, 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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