NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MINE
Pursuant to Application Number 918-0434 Renewal
In accordance with the provision of KRS 350.055, notice is hereby given that American Highwall Mining, LLC, P.O. Box 1539, Chilhowie, VA 24319 has applied for a renewal to an existing surface coal mining and reclamation operation located 1.0 miles southeast of Rockholds in Whitley County, Kentucky. The existing operation disturbs approximately 75 acres and will underlie 103 acres for a total of 178 acres.
The renewal area is approximately 1.2 miles east of the junction of Jack’s Fork Road and KY Rt. 26 and located on Helton Hollow of Jacks Fork of Watts Creek.
The operation is located on the Rockholds U.S.G.S. 7 1/2 minute quadrangle map. The surface area to be disturbed is owned by Bart Davis, Barbara Roberts and Daymond & Joyce Helton.
This is the final advertisement of thie application; all comments, objections or requests for a permit conference must be received within 30 days of this date. The application has been filed for public inspection at the Department for Natural Resources Middlesboro Regional Office, 1804 Cumberland Ave., Middlesboro, Kentucky 40965. Written comments, objections, or requests for a permit conference must be filed with the Director, Division of Permits, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.
NOTICE OF BLASTING SCHEDULE
PERMIT NO. 918-0472
In accordance with the provisions of 405 KAR 16:120, Section 3, Alden Resources, LLC, 332 W. Cumberland Gap Pkwy. Corbin, KY 40701, phone No. (606) 523-9760, proposes the following blasting schedule. The blasting site will be conducted on Increment 2 only.
The area is located 0.6 miles east of Rockholds in Whitley County at latitude 36° 50’20” and longitude 84’0521”. The area lies north and northwest of the intersection of Colonel Hollow County Road and State Route 26 and the intersection of the Imperial Hollow stream and State Route 511. Detonations of explosives are proposed to occur from sunrise to sunset and from Monday through Saturday for the period beginning, September 2016 through, September 2017.
Entry to the blasting area will be regulated by signs and barriers. An authorized company representative will prohibit access to the blasting area by unauthorized persons at least ten minutes prior to each detonation. The warning signal shall consist of three long blasts on a siren five minutes prior to the detonation. The blast warning signal will consist of three short blasts on the siren one minute prior to detonation. The all clear signal shall consist of one long blast on a siren following the inspection of the blast site. All roads leading to or near the blast site will remain closed until the all clear signal is given. The warning and all clear signals will be audible within one-half mile from the blast point. The above notice of blasting schedule will be published in the News-Journal at least ten (10) days, but not more than thirty (3 0) days before beginning blasting.
Copies of the above blasting schedule will be mailed to the regional KDSMRE office in Middlesboro, Ky., to the Whitley County Judge Executive, to all local utilities and to each resident within one-half mile of the blasting site at least 10 days prior to, but no sooner than 30 days prior to beginning blasting.wisd-tax-levy