APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT APPLICATION NUMBER 1010817

February 27, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

RENEWAL OF

COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT

UNDER CHAPTER 19
TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

APPLICATION NUMBER 1010817

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 20JKC0205

Red River Coal Company, Inc. of P.O. Box 668, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation for renewal of NPDES Permit Number 0080717 in order to continue the operations at the following location:

On Buck Knob, approximately 2.0 miles northeast of Dixiana, in Wise County, off Route 620.

The permit area is located on the Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle map.

Drainage and wastewater resulting from the mining operation will be passed through approved sediment control structures and be discharged to Rat Creek, Glady Fork, and Rocky Fork.

The permit and outfall locations are shown on the Surface Water Hydrology Map in Section 21 of the renewal application.

A copy of the draft NPDES permit and fact sheet are available for public inspection and comment at the Division's Big Stone Gap office. Any person whose interests are or may be adversely affected by the Renewal application, or an Officer, or Head of any Federal, State, or local government agency or authority may within 30 days of February 28, 2020 submit written comments or objections to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation concerning the renewal application; and may also request, in writing, that the Division hold an Informal Conference concerning the application. A request for an informal conference shall follow the requirements of 4 VAC 25-130-773.13c of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations.

All correspondence concerning the application should be submitted to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation, P. O. Drawer 900, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219, Telephone: (276) 523-8202 Attn.: Permit Section. Written comments and a request for an informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at

dmlrpublicnotice@

dmme.virginia.gov