APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL - PUBLICATION NUMBER: 24BLG01 - Ridgetop Development LLC

February 08, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

RENEWAL/REISSUANCE

OF COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT NO. 1102293/0082293

UNDER CHAPTER 19

TITLE 45.1 OF THE

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 24BLG01

Application Number

1011561

Ridgetop Development LLC of P.O. Box 86, Pound, VA 24279 is applying to the Virginia Mined Land Purposing Program for a renewal of Permit No. 1102293/0082293 in order to continue operations at the following location: 5 miles NW of Norton on Roaring Fork near Route 603. The permit contains 38.87 acres and is located on the Norton USGS 7.5-minute quadrangle map. The Renewal Map showing the permit area is attached in Section 21.2 of the application.

Drainage and wastewater resulting from the permitted operation will be discharged into Roaring Fork. The runoff will be from existing surface mine sediment control structures. These discharge locations can be seen on the Renewal Map in Application Section 21.2.

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 March 1, 2024 submit written comments or objections concerning this application 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

https://www.energy.virginia.gov/epinquiry/frmMain.aspx

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

repurposingpublicnotice@energy.virginia.gov.

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