STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA
DIVISION OF MINING AND
PUBLIC NOTICE OF BLASTING OPERATIONS
Notice is hereby given that Nicholas Contura, LLC., P.O. Box 707, Summersville, West Virginia 26651, telephone no. (304) 872-5065 permit number S-3002-95 situated in Plateau / Clear Fork Districts of Fayette / Raleigh Counties approximately 2.1 miles northwest of Pax, 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, siren, or other device 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, siren, or other approved devices 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.