ADVERTISEMENT Notice is hereby given that Performance Coal Company, Inc., PO Box 457, 370 Packsville / Marfork Road, Whitesville WV 25209 has submitted an application for the Modification No. 4 of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1012584 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 254 Industrial Drive, Oak Hill WV 25901 in order to accept dewatered deep mine discharges from the adjacent Marfork Coal Company, Inc. – Slip Ridge Cedar Grove Mine (U-3021-00 / WV1013301) to be directed to and through Pond No. 1 of the Ellis Creek Refuse Disposal Facility. The operation will discharge treated and stormwater runoff into Ellis Creek of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River of Coal River of Kanawha River and is located 2.5 (miles), Northwest of Naoma, in Marsh Fork District of Raleigh County, Longitude 81 f 31′ 10″ and Latitude 37 f 54′ 28″ (Coordinates from USGS Topographic Map). The Department of Environmental Protection is seeking information on private surface water intakes for human consumption located in the above listed receiving streams and located down stream of this operation. Please provide your name, phone number, mailing address, the name of the stream being with the intake, and the physical location of the intake. This information needs to be submitted to the address above. An anti-degradation review has been conducted. Tier 1 protection is afforded because effluent limitations ensure compliance with water quality criteria for all designated uses. Tier 2 protection is also afforded because the agency has made a determination that the discharge(s) will not cause significant degradation to the receiving stream(s) for any parameters of concern. Comments on the Article 11/WVNPDES application or requests for a public hearing regarding the Article 11/NPDES application 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 February 7, 2016, or thirty (30) days from date of publication, will be considered. A copy of the Article 11/WVNPDES application, draft permit and fact sheet (if required) will be available for inspection and obtaining copies during normal business hours at the DEP Regional Office located at the address above. DEP Telephone No. 304-465-1911 Article 11/NPDES Permit No. WV1012584 1-8-FRI-1-RH; LG 3860