APPLICATION FOR BOND REDUCTION - PUBLICATION NUMBER: 23JKC425 Red River Coal Company
Under Chapter 19, Title 45.1
Code of Virginia
PUBLICATION NUMBER: 23JKC425
APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011402
Red River Coal Company, Inc. is applying for bond reduction on Permit No. 1100514 located, at Dixiana in Wise County just west of Route 620 and Guest River adjacent to Critical Fork. Pursuant to Section 4 VAC 25-130-800.40 and 4 VAC 25-130-801.17 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Regulations, please be advised that Red River Coal Company, Inc. is applying for Phase III bond release on Increment's 1 and 2 on Permit Number 1100514 and is located on the Flat Gap, VA-KY USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle map.
This permit consists of 4.16 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $100,000.00 in the form of insurance surety. As provided by 4VAC25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting a Phase III bond reduction of $100,000.00 on increments Number 1 and 2 containing 4.16 acres.
This bond reduction request is based on completion of backfilling & regrading on Increment 1 and 2 containing 4.16 acres completed in 2000 - for Phase III bond release. The post-mining land use of unmanaged forest has been established through 23 growing seasons as confirmed by a vegetative study.
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 June 9, 2023 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond reduction, and may also request, in writing, that Mined Land Repurposing hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application material is available electronically for public inspection at the Mined Land Repurposing office in Big Stone Gap, Virginia or online at
All correspondence should be submitted to the Mined Land Repurposing (Attention: Permit Section), 3405 Mountain Empire Rd., 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
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