Notice is hereby given that FOLA COAL COMPANY, L.L.C., PO BOX 180, 2112 LEATHERWOOD RD, 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, monitor and operate a coal loading facility, maintain and monitor an abandoned deep mine in the Lower Kittanning seam of coal, maintain, monitor and operate a surface mine in the Kittanning, Clarion, Stockton and Coalburg seam/mineral bed.
The operation will discharge treated storm water 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. 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 VVV/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 July 5, 2017, 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. WV1013882