Details for APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF COAL SURFACE MINE/NPDES PERMIT NO. (1102054/0082054)

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

RENEWAL OF COAL

SURFACE MINE/NPDES

 PERMIT NO. (1102054/0082054)

UNDER CHAPTER 19

 TITLE 45.1 OF THE

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NUMBER:    

19JBC03

APPLICATION NUMBER: 1010634

A&G Coal Corporation of P.O. Box 2178, Beaver, WV  25813 is applying for Renewal of the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) PERMIT No. 1102054/0082054.

The operation is located 3 miles NE of Appalachia Virginia on Mill Branch.  There are 1279.73 acres in Wise County off of St Rt 603 and US 23, located on the Norton/Appalachia 7.5 minute USGS quadrangle.  The nearest stream is Mill Branch of the Powell River.  The SWH map showing the permit area is attached in Section 21.2 of the application.

There are ten NPDES Outfalls on the permit, 001, 004, 005, 006, 009, 001, 023, 024, 027, and 028.  They are surface discharges and discharge into Mill Branch/Roaring Fork and then into the North Fork of the Powell River.  The location of the discharge can be seen on the SWH Map in Section 21.2.  All discharge points are existing.

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  August 27, 2019 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 materials is available electronically for public inspection at

https://dmme.virginia.gov/

DmlrPermits

All correspondence concerning this application should be submitted to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation (Attention: Permit Section), P. O. Drawer 900, 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

DmlrPublicNotice@

dmme.virginia.gov

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