Legal Notice

Department of
Environmental Protection
Office of Explosives and Blasting


Notice is hereby given that
Lexington Coal Company, 3602 Harewood Mountain Road,
Boomer, WV 25031
Ph. 304-872-7069 ext. 1072
Company Name, Address, and Phone Number

Surface Mine Permit Number

situated in Valley District of Fayette County and, approximately 2.3 miles East of Cannelton will be conducting blasting activities in accordance with all State and Federal Laws and as approved by the Department of Environmental Protection.
Blasting activities will occur Monday through Saturday from “sunrise to sunset” (or list other specific times). No blasting shall be conducted on Sunday. Blasting is to commence on April 18, 2023, and continue through April 18, 2024.
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 (siren). 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 (siren).
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 where rain, lightening, or other atmospheric conditions, or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonations.