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. WV1015214 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 1159 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840 in order to close outlets 001 002 003 and 004 and instream monitoring sites DSSC and DSUTMC while changing this permit to storm water coverage only in the Middle Kittanning, Lower Kittanning, Upper Mercer, Stockton, Coalburg, Winifrede and all splits thereof seam/mineral bed. The operation will discharge Storm water into Unnamed Trib of Skitter Creek, Big Hollow, Milburn Creek and Unamed Trib of Paint Creek; and Left Fork, Road Branch and Unnamed Trib of White Oak Creek of Clear Fork of Big Coal River of Coal River; All of Upper Kanawha River and is located 3.5 (miles), northeast of Clear Creek , in Valley and Clear Fork District(s) of Fayette and Raleigh County(ies), Longitude 81 deg. 19 ‘ 42 ” and Latitude 37 deg. 57 ‘ 53 ” (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 5, 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. WV1015214