APPLICATION FOR PERMIT RENEWAL Paramont Contura, LLC. PUBLICATION NO. 20JBC11

January 28, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

PERMIT RENEWAL

COAL SURFACE MINING PERMIT NO. 1102197

NPDES PERMIT NO. 0082197

APPLICATION NO. 1010984

UNDER CHAPTER 19
TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NO.

20JBC11

Paramont Contura, LLC of 5703 Crutchfield Drive, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation (VDMLR) for a renewal to Permit No. 1102197, Bold Camp Surface Mine, by Application 1010984. The permit area is approximately 367.70 acres. The surface mine is located in Wise County on Birchfield Creek, approximately 4.3 miles southeast of Pound on Bold Camp Mountain off of Routes 634 and 636. The Pound, Virginia USGS 7.5 minute topographic quadrangle map was used to describe the permit location. Drainage will pass through sediment control structures and be discharged into Ambrose Branch, Birchfield Creek, and Cavenger Hollow of the Pound River of the Russell Fork. Mullins Fork and Indian Creek are additional receiving streams. Discharge locations and the permit area may be viewed on the Renewal Map which is attached in Section 21.2 of the application. Additional discharge details are available in the NPDES Application attached in Section 5.15 of the application.

A copy of the draft NPDES permit and fact sheet are available for public inspection and comment at VDMLR's Big Stone Gap office or viewed online at

https://www.dmme.virginia.

gov/dmlrinquiry/.

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 19, 2021, 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, Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals, and Energy, ATTN: Permitting, 3405 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219, Phone (276) 523-8202. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at

DmlrPublicNotice@

dmme.virginia.gov.

Paramont Contura, LLC

(Applicant)

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