Legal Notice


Notice is hereby given that RAMACO RESOURCES, LLC 250 W MAIN ST, SUITE 1800, LEXINGTON, KY 40507 has submitted an application for the reissuance of Article 11/WVNPDES Permit No. WV1023837 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 1159 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840 in order to operate and maintain the Squire Jim No. 4 Deep Mine and Haulroad in the Squire Jim seam/mineral bed.

The operation will discharge Treated Storm water into Unnamed Tributary (31 Hollow) of Right Fork of Beech Fork of Dry Fork of Tug Fork River and is located 2.8 (miles), Southwest of Squire, in Big Creek District(s) of McDowell County(ies), Longitude 81o 38′ 48″ and Latitude 37o 12′ 33″ (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 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 April 29th, 2023, or thirty (30) days from the date of publication, will be considered. A copy of the Article 11/WVNPDES application, draft permit and the 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. WV1023837

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