Source: May 28, 2015 Read More →


ADVERTISEMENT Notice is hereby given that POCAHONTAS COAL COMPANY LLC, 109 APPALACHIAN DRIVE, BECKLEY, WV 25801 has submitted an application for a request for State Certification as required by Section 401 of the Clean Water Act to the Department of Environmental Protection, 254 Industrial Drive, Oak Hill, WV 25901-6102. this activity is authorized by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers General Permit No. 50, which covers the construction of one (1) temporary road crossing and the construction of a mining operation in jurisdictional waters of the U.S.. The activity will impact Unnamed Tributaries of Tommy Creek of Stone Coal Creek of Winding Gulf of Guyandotte River and is located 2.5 miles southeast of Rhodell in Slab Fork District of Raleigh County, Longitude 81 f 15′ 42″ and Latitude 37 f 35′ 33″ (Coordinates from USGS Topographic Map). Pursuant to Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, the State has Certified with conditions, that the above described activity will comply with Sections 301, 302, 303, 306 and 307 of the Federal Clean Water Act and other appropriate requirements of State Law. When issuing certification, the WVDEP considered the impact on water resources, fish and wildlife, recreation, critical habitats, wetlands and other natural resources under its jurisdiction from the category of activities authorized by the general permit and has conditioned its certification by requiring this notice amount other conditions. Any person adversely affected or aggrieved by the Department’s certification authorizing this activity may request a hearing appealing to the Department’s certification within thirty (30) calendar days after the publication of this notice pursuant to Title 47, Legislative Rules. Such requests for a hearing shall identify the requesting party’s interest and the manner in which the interest is aggrieved or adversely affected. Such requests shall this be sent to the WVDEP at the above address. Comments on the proposed certification or requests for a public hearing shall be in writing and if a public hearing is requests shall state the nature of the issues proposed to be raised in the hearing. Such written comments or requests should be sent to the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) at the address above, and must also reference the Article 11/WVNPDES permit number shown above. Comments received by June 27, 2015 or thirty (30) days from date of publication, will be considered. DEP Telephone No. (304) 465-1911 Article 11/NPDES Permit No. WV1027972 5-28-THU-1-RH; LG 3014