APPLICATION FOR COAL SURFACE EXPLORATION/NPDES PERMIT IRON MOUNTAIN COLLIERIES, LLC, PUBLICATION NUMBER: 21CEV23

April 26, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

COAL SURFACE

EXPLORATION/NPDES

PERMIT UNDER CHAPTER 19, TITLE 45.1 OF THE

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 21CEV23

APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011094

IRON MOUNTAIN COLLIERIES, LLC OF 220 OLD GRAY STATION ROAD UNIT 8066, JOHNSON CITY, TENNESSEE 37615–3794 IS APPLYING TO THE VIRGINIA DIVISION OF MINED LAND RECLAMATION FOR A PERMIT TO CONDUCT COAL SURFACE EXPLORATION AND RECLAMATION OPERATIONS AT THE FOLLOWING LOCATION. TOTAL SURFACE ACREAGE TO BE AFFECTED BY THIS EXPLORATION IS 5.60 ACRES. IT IS PROPOSED THAT THIS EXPLORATION PERMIT WILL EXCAVATE NO LESS THAN 500 TONS OR MORE THAN 4000 TONS OF COAL TO BE TESTED FOR A POTENTIAL SALES ORDER. THE EXPLORATION SITE IS LOCATED APPROXIMATELY 0.94 MILES WEST OF THE INTERSECTION OF HIGHWAY 78 AND 686 AND LOCATED ON UNNAMED TRIBUTARIES OF PREACHER CREEK AND LOONEY CREEK. THIS PROPOSED EXPLORATION IS LOCATED ON THE APPALACHIA U.S.G.S. QUADRANGLE MAP.

THIS PROPOSED EXPLORATION WILL BE ON LANDS OWNED BY PENN VIRGINIA OPERATING COMPANY.

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 27, 2021, SUBMIT WRITTEN COMMENTS OR OBJECTIONS CONCERNING THIS APPLICATION AND MAY ALSO REQUEST, IN WRITING, THAT THE DIVISION OF MINED LAND RECLAMATION HOLD AN INFORMAL CONFERENCE CONCERNING THIS APPLICATION. A COPY OF THE APPLICATION MATERIALS IS AVAILABLE ELECTRONICALLY FOR PUBLIC INSPECTION AT

https://dmme.virginia.gov/

DmlrPermits.

ALL CORRESPONDENCE CONCERNING THIS APPLICATION SHOULD BE SUBMITTED TO THE DIVISION OF MINED LAND RECLAMATION (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

DmlrPublicNotice@

dmme.virginia.gov.

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