DEP Permit No WV1013882

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Notice is hereby given that WV RECLAIM CO, LLC, 2122 LEATHERWOOD ROAD, BICKMORE, WV 25019 has submitted an application for the reissuance of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1013882 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 47 School Street, Suite 301, Philippi, WV 26416-1150 in order to maintain and monitor an abandoned deep mine in the Lower Kittanning seam of coal, maintain and monitor and operate a surface, augering and highwall mining operation in the Kittanning, Clarion, Stockton and Coalburg seam/mineral bed.
The operation will discharge treated and stormwater into Frank’s Branch and Lilly’s Fork of Buffalo Creek of Elk River and is located 4.6 miles east of Bickmore, in Henry District of Clay County, Longitude 81° 01’ 08” and Latitude 38° 22’ 52” (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. Where applicable, a full Tier 2 anti-degradation review has been conducted.
Comments on the 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/NPDES permit number shown above. Comments received by August 1, 2022, 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 Number 304-457-3219 Permit Number: WV1013882