Legal Notice

Notice is hereby given that REPUBLIC ENERGY, LLC P. O. BOX 69, 622 Packs Branch Road, PAX, WV 25904 has submitted an application for the modification of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1028791 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 1159 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840 in order to change the classification of Outlet 026 from on-bench precipitation induced to non-precipitation induced. The operation will discharge Treated and Storm water into unnamed tributaries of/and Workman Creek, unnamed tributaries of/and Stover Fork, unnamed tributaries of Clear Fork – all of Clear Fork; unnamed tributaries of/and Blackburn Branch, unnamed tributaries of/and Dillon Branch, unnamed tributaries of/and Wingrove Branch – all of Sandlick Creek of Marsh Fork of Big Coal River of Coal River and is located 4.2 (miles), south of Clear Creek, WV , in Clear Fork and Marsh Fork District(s) of Raleigh County(ies), Longitude 81deg.21’04 ” and Latitude 37deg.51′ 16 ” (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 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 September 14 2022, 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. 304-574-4465 Article 11/NPDES Permit No. WV1028791