APPLICATION FOR COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT Application Number 1010739 Publication Number 20DXB01

January 27, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT

UNDER CHAPTER 19
TITLE 45.1 OF THE

CODE OF VIRGINIA

Application Number

1010739

Publication Number 20DXB01

J.W. Construction Company, Inc. is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation for a new permit, Application 1010739, to conduct coal surface mining and reclamation operations on an approximate 160 acre site at the following location: At coordinates North 3560575.14, East 10,296,445.16, 4 miles North of Wise on Birchfield Road, near State Route 635. The site is located on the Pound quadrangle.

The permit is designed with 4 sediment ponds and 4 NPDES points (001-004) all of which will discharge into Birchfield Creek and Dotson Creek. Sumps will control storm water runoff on the haul road. These proposed structures will be controlling surface runoff and can be viewed on the Surface Water Hydrology Map, which is located in Sections 21.2 and 21.5 of the electronic application. The proposed operation will come within 100' of Route 635.

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 February 18, 2020 submit written comments or objections concerning this application 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