DEP Permit WV1014064 Fola Coal

Notice is hereby given that Fola Coal Company, LLC, PO BOX 180, Bickmore, WV 25019 has submitted an application for the reissuance of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1014064 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 47 School Street, Suite 301, Philippi, WV 26416-1150 in order to maintain, monitor and operate a surface mine and deep mine in the Middle Kittanning, No. 5 Block, Clarion, Stockton and Coalburg seam/mineral bed. The operation will discharge treated storm water into unnamed tributaries of/and Leatherwood Creek of Elk River, an unnamed tributary of Ike Fork of Lilly Fork of Buffalo Creek of Elk River, and an unnamed tributary of Twentymile Creek of Gauley River of Elk River and is located 5 miles, northwest of Gilboa, in Henry and Grant Districts of Clay and Nicholas Counties, Longitude 80o 59’ 35.0000” and Latitude 38o 21’ 38.0000” (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 April 3, 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. WV1014064