Application for Bond Reduction - Red River Coal Company, Inc. - PUBLICATION NUMBER: 23JKC830

September 14, 2023


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. 1100033 located In Wise County approximately nine miles north of Norton in Wise County, VA near the headwaters of Guest River and is located on the Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS quadrangle map. This permit consists of 826.21 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $651,800.00 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 $59,000.00 on increment Number 3.

This bond reduction request is based on completion of backfilling & regrading on Increment 3 containing 471.76 acres completed in 2017 - 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 October 6, 2023 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

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

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