Legal Notice

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Notice is hereby given that FOLA COAL COMPANY, L.L.C, PO BOX 180, 2112 LEATHERWOOD RD., BICKMORE, WV, 25019, has submitted an application for the reissuance of Article 11/WVNPDES permit No. WV1022202 to the Department of Environmental Protection, 1159 Nick Rahall Greenway, Fayetteville, WV 25840, in order to MAINTAIN AND OPERATE AN EXISTING SURFACE MINE in the Lower Winefrede, Winifrede, Little Coalburg, Coalburg, Stockton, Stockton A, Clarion, Middle Kittanning, and all splits and riders thereof seam/mineral bed.

The operation will discharge Treated Storm water into Sugarcamp Branch of Rich Creek, Currycamp Fork of Bridge Fork of Rich Creek, Soft wood Hollow of Bridge Fork of Rich Creek, Grassy Lot Hollow of Bridge Fork of Rich Creek, Unnamed Tributaries of Rich Creek and Rich Creek of Gauley River and is located 2.5 (miles), Southeast of Swiss in Valley District(s) of Fayette County(ies), Longitude 81o 07′ 10″ and Latitude 38o 10′ 56″ (Coordinates form 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 a 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 12-12-20, 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. WV1022202