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Notice is hereby given that Republic Energy, LLC, 4101 Slate Drive, Scarbro, WV 25917, has submitted an application for the modification of Article 11 / WVNPDES Permit No. WV1028804 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 1159 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840 in order to incorporate changes to the WV Coal NPDES rules (47 CSR 30 5.1.f ) cited as conditions in Section C of the draft permit are those filed with the Secretary of State on April 30, 2015, approved by the legislature as part of House Bill 2283 on March 11, 2015 and the USEPA approval letter dated March 27, 2019.

The operation will discharge treated and storm water into unnamed tributaries of Left Fork of White Oak Creek of Clear Fork of the Coal River; unnamed tributaries of/and Skitter Creek, unnamed tributaries of Milburn Creek, and unnamed tributaries of Paint Creek of Upper Kanawha River and is located 4 miles northeast of Clear Creek, WV in Valley and Clear Fork District(s) of Fayette and Raleigh County(ies) Longitude: 81deg. 19′ 33″ and Latitude: 37deg. 58′ 17″ (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 Article 11 WV/NPDES 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 January 18, 2020, 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 a t the DEP Regional Office located at the address above.

DEP Telephone No.: 304-574-4465 Article 11/NPDES Permit No.: WV1028804