STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
DIVISION OF MINING AND
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BLASTING OPERATIONS
RE: Blasting operations
Permit Number S-3015-99,
S-3010-03, S-3010-06 and
Notice is hereby given that Republic Energy LLC., P.O. Box 69 Pax, WV 25904, Telephone (304)877-6050 will be conducting blasting activities at the Pax Surface Mine Complex which consists of Permit Nos. S-3015-99, S-3010-03, S-3018-03 and S-3010-06. The complex is situated in the Clear Fork District of Raleigh County and the Plateau District of Fayette County, approximately 1.5 miles North of Clear Creek, WV and 2.0 miles West of Pax, WV. Blasting shall be conducted in accordance with all and Federal Laws and as 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 5/21/2021 and continue through 5/21/2022.
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 a siren 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 a siren of twenty (20) seconds duration.
Blasting shall be conducted in such a way so as to prevent adverse impacts to the public or the environment.
Blasting activities will not be conducted at times other than those announced in this blasting schedule except in the event of an emergency situation where rain, lightning, or other atmospheric conditions, or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonations.
*NO BLASTING SHALL BE CONDUCTED ON SUNDAYS.