APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL OF NPDES PERMIT Red River Coal Company, Inc. Permit Number 0081401

September 27, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

RENEWAL OF

NPDES PERMIT

UNDER CHAPTER 19
TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

APPLICATION NUMBER 1011161

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 21JKC0909

Red River Coal Company, Inc. of P.O. Box 668, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation for renewal of NPDES Permit Number 0081401 in order to continue the operations at the following location:

North Fox Gap surface mine is located in Wise County approximately 6.5 miles southwest of Pound. The proposed permit area is north of Fox Gap on South Fork Pound River off State Route 620.

The permit area is located on the Flat Gap USGS quadrangle map.

Drainage and wastewater resulting from the mining operation will be discharged to South Fork Pound River and Rat Creek.

The permit boundary and outfall locations are shown on the Surface Water Hydrology Map in Section 21.2 of the renewal application.

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 September 28, 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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