Department of Environmental Protection Office of Explosives and Blasting PUBLIC NOTICE OF BLASTING OPERATIONS Notice is hereby given that Newgate Development of Beckley, LLC, 818 North Eisenhower Drive, Beckley, WV 25801, Phone (304) 252-1074, Permit No. S-3014-11 situated in Slab Fork District of Raleigh County, approximately 1.90 miles North of Helen, WV, 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”. No blasting shall be conducted on Sunday. Blasting is to commence on January 30, 2015 and continue through January 30, 2016. Public access to the blasting area will be controlled and safeguarded against unauthorized entry by guarding and/or blocking the access roads ten (10) minutes before and immediately after each blast. The warning signal prior to each blast shall be from an air horn, siren or other device audible to at least one-half (1/2) mile from the blast site. 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 indicated by one (1) signal of twenty (20) seconds duration. Blasting shall be conducted in such a way so 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 situation where rain, lightening, or other atmospheric conditions, or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonations. 1-22-THU-1-RH; L 2465