DEP Permit WV 1018027

Notice is hereby given that Mettiki Coal (WV), LLC 771 Corporate Drive, Suite 1000, Lexington, Kentucky 40503 has submitted an application for the reissuance of Article 11 /WVNPDES Permit No. WV1018027 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 47 School Street, Suite 301, Philippi, West Virginia 26416-1150, in order to maintain, monitor, and operate the loadout facility, haulroad, bath house/sewage, coal handling system, coal loading facility and Article 3 underground “E” deep mine [U-2001-04] in the Upper Freeport seam The operation will discharge treated mine water and stormwater into Beaver Creek of the Blackwater River of the Black Fork River of the Cheat River; Elk Run of the North Branch of the Potomac River; and Buffalo Creek of the North Branch of the Potomac River and is located 5.5 (miles), northeast of Davis, in the Davis District of Tucker County and the Union District of Grant County, Longitude 79° 22’ 54” and Latitude 39° 11’ 14” (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.
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 March 13, 2015, 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. 304-457-3219      Article 11/NPDES Permit No. WV1018027