Application for Bond Reduction - PUBLICATION NUMBER: 24JKC313 - Red River Coal

March 28, 2024


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. 1100044 located one mile north of Dixiana off Route 620, in Wise County. This permit consists of 207.23 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $189,800.00 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 $0.00 on Increment Numbers 4, 6, 7, 9 and 10 and deleting undisturbed and un-bonded Increment Number 8.

This bond reduction request is based on completion of 14 full growing seasons and the following reclamation:

1. Completion of backfilling & regrading on Increment Numbers 4, 5, 7, 9 and 10 containing 62.72 acres and deleting undisturbed and un-bonded Increment Number 8 containing 35.22.

2. Reclamation and seeding with trees planted was completed in 2010.

3. The post-mining land use of unmanaged forest has been established through 10 growing seasons as confirmed by a vegetative study.

4. The area was to be returned to unmanaged forest post mining.

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 April 19, 2024 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond release, 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

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

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