APPLICATION FOR BOND REDUCTION PUBLICATION NUMBER: 22JKC815 Red River Coal Company,

September 08, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE

Application for

Bond Reduction

Under Chapter 19

Title 45.1

Code of Virginia

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 22JKC815

APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011303

Red River Coal Company, Inc. is applying for bond reduction on Permit No. 1100044 located in Wise County. One mile north of Dixiana off Route 620 and is on the southern slope of Indian Mountain and extends from Route 620 east to Steve Horn Branch and is located on the Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle map. This permit consists of 408.02 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $216,300.00 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 $26,500.00 on increments Number 4, 8, 10, 11 and 12 containing 167.14 and deleting undisturbed and un-bonded Increment Number 9 containing 33.65 acres for a total of 200.79 acres.

This bond reduction request is based on completion of backfilling & regrading on Increment 4, 8, 10, 11 and 12 containing 167.14 acres completed in 1998 - for Phase III bond release. The post-mining land use of unmanaged forest has been established through 6 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 30, 2022 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond reduction, and may also request, in writing, that Mined Land Repurposing hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application material is available electronically for public inspection at the Mined Land Repurposing office in Big Stone Gap, Virginia or online at

https://www.energy.

virginia.gov/mlrinquiry/

frmMain.aspx?ctl=4

All correspondence should be submitted to the Mined Land Repurposing (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

RepurposingInfo@

energy.virginia.gov.

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