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 reissuance of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1022024 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 1159 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840 in order to discharge drainage from a coal surface mine/highwall mining operation (Eagle 2 S302805) in the (Upper and Lower) Stockton, (Upper and Lower) Coalburg, (Upper Rider, Rider, Upper and Lower) Winifrede, (Upper A, R, and Rider) Chilton, Hernshaw, (Upper, Middle, Lower) Cedar Grove, Peerless, (Upper and Lower) No. 2 Gas, Powellton, (Upper, Upper Rider, A, Main, and Little) Eagle seam/mineral bed. The operation will discharge Treated and Storm water into unnamed tributaries of/and Sycamore Creek, Lem Fork, Raines Fork, and Workman Creek of Clear Fork; and unnamed tributaries of/and Horse Creek/Sturgeon Fork of Dry Creek, Stockingleg Fork of Rock Creek of Marsh Fork all of the Big Coal River of Coal River and is located 4.7 (miles), southeast of Dorothy , in Marsh Fork and Clear Fork District(s) of Raleigh County(ies), Longitude 81 deg. 24 ‘ 45 ” and Latitude 37 deg. 53 ‘ 42 ” (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 November 3, 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. WV1022024

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