U.S. Department of the Interior Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement PUBLIC HEARING Proposed Stream Protection Rule and Draft Environmental Impact Statement Thursday, September 17, 2015 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Charleston Civic Center 200 Civic Center Drive Charleston, WV 25301 The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is holding a public hearing on the proposed Stream Protection Rule and the associated Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS), as part of its public involvement plan under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969. The Public Hearing is to provide information on the proposed rule and the DEIS to the public, and to allow interested parties to submit oral and written comments for the record. We will provide opportunities for interested parties to deliver or write comments onsite at each public hearing. We will also provide a platform for participants to speak with the court reporter who will transcribe their verbal comments for the written record. Additionally, the public will be able to speak in a public hearing format. Those speaking in the public hearing format must register to do so at the hearing, and will be called on a first-come, first-served basis as time allows. Comments will be limited to two minutes in order to allow as many people to speak as possible. OSMRE is accepting written comments on the DEIS and the proposed rule through October 26, 2015. It is not necessary to attend the public hearing to submit written comments. http://www.osmre.gov/programs/rcm/streamprotectionrule.shtm 9-14-MON-1-RH L 3417