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PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT NO. 1101848/0081848

UNDER CHAPTER 19,

TITLE 45.1 OF THE CODE

OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 13RBA03

Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, 5703 Crutchfield Drive, Norton, VA 24273, is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation for a CSMO/NPDES permit renewal (1101848/0081848) for the Long Branch Mine.

The permit site is located approximately 2 miles south of Aily on Long Branch and Lick Creek. The permit is located on the Nora USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle map at latitude 37° 03’ 26” and longitude 82° 17’ 09.”

Drainage from existing NPDES outfalls associated with the permitted operation will be discharged into Long Branch.

A copy of the application materials is available for public inspection and comment at the Dickenson County Building Inspector Office in Clintwood, VA. 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 proposed operation, or an Officer, or Head of any Federal, State, or local government agency or authority may within 30 days of (February 6, 2013) submit written comments or objections to the Division of Mined Land Reclamation concerning the proposed operation (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 25-130.773.13(c) 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) 523-8100 - Attn.: Permit Section. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at dmlrpublicnotice@dmme.virginia.gov

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Public Notice

Application for Bond Release

Under Chapter 19, Title 45.1

Code of Virginia

Publication No. 13 RBA 01

Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC is applying for bond release on Permit No. 1201844 located in Dickenson County 0.5 miles Southeast of Aily on Rush Branch. This permit consists of 41.31 acres. As provided by 4 VAC 25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting that the current total bond amount of $20,000.00 in the form of (insurance surety) posted for this permit be released.

This bond release request is based on the following Phase III reclamation:

Types of Reclamation Work Performed – Permit Reclaimed, seeded/trees planted

Appropriate Date(s) of Reclamation Work Performed – 7/07, 9/07, Trees planted 3-10-08.

Description of Reclamation Results Achieved – well seeded, trees growing good.

Description of the Post-Mining Land Use – Unmanaged forest.

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 after February 6th, 2013 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond release, and may also request, in writing, that the Division of Mined Land Reclamation hold a public hearing or an informal conference. A copy of materials concerning this request will be available for public inspection at the Division of Mined Land Reclamation’s office in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

All correspondence concerning this bond release 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) 523-8100. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at DmlrPublicNotice@dmme.virginia.gov.

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Public Notice

Application for Bond Release

Under Chapter 19, Title 45.1

Code of Virginia

Publication No. 13 RBA 02

Dickenson-Russell Coal Company, LLC is applying for bond release on Permit No. 1201864 located in Dickenson County 2.9 miles South of Aily on head waters of Lick Creek off Route 604. This permit consists of 23.80 acres. As provided by 4 VAC 25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting that the current total bond amount of $10,000.00 in the form of (insurance surety) posted for this permit be released.

This bond release request is based on the following Phase III reclamation:

Types of Reclamation Work Performed – Permit Reclaimed, seeded/trees planted

Appropriate Date(s) of Reclamation Work Performed –6-19 thru 6-22, 6-28 & 29- 07, Trees planted 3-10-08.

Description of Reclamation Results Achieved – well seeded, trees growing good.

Description of the Post-Mining Land Use – Unmanaged forest.

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 after February 6th, 2013 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond release, and may also request, in writing, that the Division of Mined Land Reclamation hold a public hearing or an informal conference. A copy of materials concerning this request will be available for public inspection at the Division of Mined Land Reclamation’s office in Big Stone Gap, Virginia.

All correspondence concerning this bond release 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) 523-8100. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at DmlrPublicNotice@dmme.virginia.gov.

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PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

PERMIT RENEWAL

COAL SURFACE MINING PERMIT NO. 1202009

NPDES PERMIT NO. 0082009

UNDER CHAPTER 19

TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NO.

13-WAC-02

Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC of 5703 Crutchfield Drive, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation (VDMLR) for renewal of CSMO Permit No. 1202009/NPDES Permit No. 0082009, by Application No. 1008434.

Deep Mine #41 is located in Dickenson County, approximately 1.2 miles west of McClure, off State Route 773, on Caney Creek. The permit area is approximately 33.01 acres with a State Plane Northing of 3,582,142 and State Plane Easting of 10,349,206 on the Caney Ridge, Virginia USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle. Drainage and wastewater resulting from the operations will pass through approved sediment control structures prior to being discharged into Caney Creek and the McClure River.

A copy of the application materials will be available for inspection and public comment at the Dickenson County Courthouse in Clintwood, Virginia. A copy of the draft NPDES permit and fact sheet are available for public inspection and comment at VDMLR’s Big Stone Gap office. Any person whose interests are or may be adversely affected by the proposed operation, or any officer or head of any Federal, State, or Local Government agency or authority may within 30 days of February 6, 2013 submit written comments or objections, concerning the proposed operation, and may also request, in writing, that VDMLR hold an informal conference. Requests for an informal conference shall follow the requirements of Section 4 VAC 25-130-773.13 (c) of VDMLR’s regulations.

All correspondence should be submitted to VDMLR, P.O. Drawer 900, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219, Attn: Permit Section, Phone (276) 523-8202. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to VDMLR at DmlrPublicNotice@dmme.virginia.gov.

Paramont Coal Company

Virginia, LLC

(Applicant)

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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

Operations Name:

900134 w/PL

Application Number: 21856

Take Notice that, pursuant to Code of Virginia, Section 45.1-361.30.E., the undersigned operator proposes to file, or has filed, an application for gas and oil operations known as 900134 w/PL with the Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, Division of Gas and Oil under Code of Virginia, Section 45.1-361.29, with respect to an operation on the lands of Heartwood Forestland Fund, IV, LP, ACIN, LLC, WBRD, LLC, Alpha Land and Reserves, LLC, Dickenson-Russell Coal Company, LLC and Range Resources - Pine Mountain, Inc., on the Big Sandy Fuel Corporation tract(s) of 4,141.88 acres, more or less, tract(s) in the Sandlick District, DICKENSON City/County, Virginia.

The application is on file with the Division of Gas and Oil identifying the proposed location and all work to be performed at the described site. Any inquiries should be directed to the Division of Gas and Oil at 276-415-9700.

Code of Virginia Section 45.1-361.30 identifies persons with rights to file objections to the gas and oil operation. Persons objecting to a permit must state their reasons for objecting within 15 days of the date of receipt of notice. Written objections must be filed with the Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Division of Gas and Oil, P. O. Drawer 159, Lebanon, Virginia 24266.

Operator: Range Resources-

Pine Mountain

Address: P. O. Box 2136

Abingdon, VA 24212

Telephone Number: (276)628-9001

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NOTICE OF

APPLICATION FOR

Operations Name:

900135 w/PL

Application Number: 21964

Take Notice that, pursuant to Code of Virginia, Section 45.1-361.30.E., the undersigned operator proposes to file, or has filed, an application for gas and oil operations known as 900135 w/PL with the Department of Mines, Minerals & Energy, Division of Gas and Oil under Code of Virginia, Section 45.1-361.29, with respect to an operation on the lands of Heartwood Forestland Fund, IV, LP, ACIN, LLC, WBRD, LLC, Alpha Land and Reserves, LLC, Dickenson-Russell Coal Company, LLC and Range Resources - Pine Mountain, Inc., on the Big Sandy Fuel Corporation tract(s) of 4,141.88 acres, more or less, tract(s) in the Sandlick District, DICKENSON City/County, Virginia.

The application is on file with the Division of Gas and Oil identifying the proposed location and all work to be performed at the described site. Any inquiries should be directed to the Division of Gas and Oil at 276-415-9700.

Code of Virginia Section 45.1-361.30 identifies persons with rights to file objections to the gas and oil operation. Persons objecting to a permit must state their reasons for objecting within 15 days of the date of receipt of notice. Written objections must be filed with the Director, Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy, Division of Gas and Oil, P. O. Drawer 159, Lebanon, Virginia 24266.

Operator: Range Resources-

Pine Mountain

Address: P. O. Box 2136

Abingdon, VA 24212

Telephone Number: (276)628-9001

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PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

PERMIT REVISION TO

CSMO PERMIT #1101955

NPDES PERMIT NO. 0081955

UNDER CHAPTER 19

TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NO.

12RBA11

Paramont Coal Company Virginia, LLC, 5703 Crutchfield Dr, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation (VDMLR) for a Revision of Permit No. 1101955 and NPDES Number 0081955 in order to add approximately 279.78 acres to the existing coal surface mining and reclamation operations and to add three ponds, (17, 18 & 19) and two NPDES points, (017 and 018) at the following location:

The additional mining area is located in Buchanan and Dickenson Counties approximately south of Duty. The existing and proposed permit area is at latitude 38º 44’ 13” and longitude 84º 30’ 17” on the Duty 7.5’ USGS Quadrangle. The permit area being added is situated along the drainage divide of Left Fork of Cane Creek and Three Forks Branch. Surface drainage will be passed through sediment control structures prior to being discharge into receiving streams. Surface drainage from the proposed permit area will enter Cane Creek, Left Fork, Indian Creek and Three Fork Branch.

A copy of the application materials will be available for inspection and public comment at the Circuit Court Clerk’s Office at the Buchanan County Courthouse, Grundy, Virginia and the Dickenson County Courthouse, Clintwood, Virginia. A copy of the draft NPDES permit and fact sheet are available for public inspection and comment at VDMLR’s Big Stone Gap office.

Any person whose interests are or may be adversely affected by the proposed operation, or any officer or head of any Federal, State, or Local Government agency or authority may within 30 days of January 16, 2013, submit written comments or objections, concerning the proposed operation, and may also request in writing, that VDMLR hold an informal conference concerning the application. A request for an informal conference shall follow the requirements of 4 VAC 25-130-773.13(c) of VDMLR’S Regulations.

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

dmlrpublicnotice@dmme.viriginia.gov.

Paramont Coal Company

Virginia, LLC

Applicant

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