PUBLIC NOTICE OF SURFACE MINING BLASTING SCHEDULE

April 16, 2020

PUBLIC NOTICE

OF SURFACE MINING BLASTING SCHEDULE

In compliance with Section 4 VAC 25-130-816.64 in Chapter 19 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulation, notice is hereby given that Ambrose Branch Coal Company, Inc., having been issued Surface Mine Permit No. 1500883 will be conducting blasting on the area covered by the permit located in Wise County, approximately 4.5 miles south of Pound, Virginia in Cavenger Hollow. The permit area is located on the Pound USGS quadrangle at N. 3,570,570.072 and E. 10,290,114.0037. The blasting will comply with applicable state and federal laws. Blasting will be conducted from:

TIME PERIOD

May 1, 2020 thru

April 30, 2021

DAYS

Mon. thru Sat. TIMES

Sunrise - Sunset

Access to the blasting area will be controlled to prevent unauthorized entry at least ten (10) minutes prior to any blasting event. A warning signal, indicated by three (3) long blasts on an air horn, will be sounded to clear the area. Then another warning signal indicated by two (2) long blasts on an air horn, a two minute delay, then one (1) long horn blast prior to the blasting and an all-clear signal indicated by three (3) short blasts will be audible within a range of one-half mile from the point of the blast in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

Blasting will not be conducted at times other than those announced except in emergency situations where weather or public safety requires unscheduled detonation as approved by the regulatory authority.

Anyone owning a dwelling or structure located within one-half mile of the permit boundary desiring to have a pre-blast survey conducted may notify the Division of Mined Land Reclamation, P.O. Drawer 900, Big Stone Gap, VA 24219, phone (276) 523-8190.
Ambrose Branch

Coal Company, Inc.

P.O. Box 806

Pound, Virginia 24279

Phone (276)796-7270