Notice is hereby given that FOLA COAL COMPANY LLC, PO BOX 180, 2112 LEATHERWOOD RD, BICKMORE, WV 25019 submitted an application for the reissuance of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1017969 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 105 S Railroad Street, Philippi, WV 26416-1150 in order to Surface Mine in the Clarion, Coalburg, Stockton, and Winifrede seam/mineral bed. The operation will discharge treated and untreated storm water into Unnamed Tributary of Peachorchard Branch and Peachorchard Branch of Twentymile Creek of Gauley River and is located 4.1 miles southeast of Bickmore in Henry/Jefferson Districts of Clay and Nicholas Counties, Longitude 81o 3’ 20.0000” and Latitude 38o 20’ 31.0000” (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 March 6, 2015, or thirty (30) days from date of publication, will be considered. A copy of the Article 11/WVNPDES application, draft permit, rational page, 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) 457-3219
Article 11/NPDES Permit No. WV1017969