APPLICATION FOR RENEWAL- PUBLICATION NUMBER: 22JKC1024 - Red River Coal Company,

November 10, 2022

APPLICATION FOR

RENEWAL OF

COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT NO.1100033
UNDER CHAPTER 19
TITLE 45.1 OF THE

CODE OF VIRGINIA

APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011338

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 22JKC1024

Red River Coal Company, Inc. of P.O. Box 668, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mine Land Reclamation to renew CSMO Permit Number 1100033/NPDES Permit Number 0080033 in order to continue the operations at the following location: approximately nine miles north of Norton in Wise County, VA near the headwaters of Guest River and is located on the Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS quadrangle map. The permit area can be reached by turning west off Rt. 620 approximately 1.2 miles north of the intersection of Rt. 620 and 701.

Drainage and wastewater resulting from the mining operation will be discharged to Guest River, Critical Fork, Powell River, Phillips Creek, and South Fork Pound River.

The proposed operation will come within 100 feet of State Route 620.

The permit boundary is shown on the Renewal 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 December 2, 2022 submit written comments or objections concerning this application, and may also request, in writing, that the Mined Land Repurposing Program hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application materials is available electronically for public inspection at

https://www.energy.virginia.gov/epinquiry/frmMain.aspx

All correspondence concerning this application should be submitted to the Mined Land Repurposing Program (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

repurposingpublicnotice@

energy.virginia.gov.

11-11-4t s12-2