Raleigh

Legal Notice

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
DEPARTMENT OF
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION
DIVISION OF MINING AND
RECLAMATION

PUBLIC NOTICE OF BLASTING OPERATIONS

Notice is hereby given that Republic Energy LLC., 4101 Slate Dr., Scarbro, West Virginia 25917, telephone no. (304) 595-1870 permit number S-3002-15 situated in the Valley District of Fayette County and the Clear Fork District of Raleigh County approximately 4 miles northeast of Clear Creek, WV will be conducting blasting activities in accordance with all State and Federal Laws and is approved by the Department of Environmental Protection.

Blasting activities will occur Monday through Saturday from “sunrise to sunset”. No blasting shall be conducted on Sunday. Blasting is to commence on May 21, 2021 and continue through May 21, 2022.

Ten minutes prior to and immediately after each blast, all access to the specific area will be safeguarded from unauthorized entry. The warning signal prior to each blast shall be from an air horn audible to at least one half mile from the blast. The warning will be given three (3) minutes prior to detonation and will consist of three (3) short blasts of five (5) seconds duration with five (5) seconds between each blast. The all clear signal shall be one long blast from an air horn of twenty (20) seconds duration.

Blasting shall be conducted in such a way as to prevent adverse impacts to the public or the environment.

Blasting activities will not be conducted at times other than those announced in the blasting schedule except in the event of an emergency situation where rain, lightening, or other atmospheric conditions, or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonations.