ADVERTISEMENT Notice is hereby given that MARFORK COAL COMPANY INC., PO BOX 457, 370 PACKSVILLE / MARFORK ROAD, WHITESVILLE, WV 25209 has submitted an application 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. The activity will consist of a temporary fill and associated stream enclosure (1544 linear feet) in Ellis Creek (an intermittent stream) associated with a proposed portal area for the Slip Ridge Cedar Grove mine (U302100 / IBR 22). USACOE NWP 50 LRH-2010-900-BCR. The activity will impact Ellis Creek of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River of Coal River of Kanawha River and is located 3.5 miles southwest of Dorothy in Marsh Fork District of Raleigh County, Longitude 81 f 30′ 41″ and Latitude 37 f 53′ 47″ (Coordinates from USGS Topographic Map). Pursuant to Section 401 of the Federal Clean Water Act, the State may, either certify, certify with conditions, deny or waive certification that the proposed 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 may consider the proposed activity’s impact on water resources, fish and wildlife, recreation, critical habitats, wetlands and other natural resources under its jurisdiction. Legislative rules governing the scope of the Department’s certification, public comment, hearing and appeals are in Title 47, Series 5A. Comments on the proposed certification or requests for a public hearing shall be in writing and if a public hearing is requested 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 December 24, 2015, or thirty (30) days from date of publication, will be considered. DEP Telephone No. (304) 465-1911 Article 11/NPDES Permit No. WV1013301 11-24-TUE-1-RH; LG 3724