Public Notice of Blasting Schedule

Mountainside Coal Co., Inc., 7692 South HWY. 25W, Williamsburg, Kentucky 40769, Telephone Number: (606) 786-3620, shall conduct blasting operations on its 614 acre surface mine permit, located sixteen and one-half (16.5) miles southeast of Williamsburg, Kentucky, on Kentucky Highway 92, near the community of Siler, in Whitley County, Kentucky.

The proposed operation is approximately two (2) miles northeast of Harpes Creek Road’s intersection with Kentucky Highway 92.

The latitude is 36-41-51N; the longitude is: 83-55-53W. The surface area on which blasting operations will be conducted is owned by Corrigan TLP LLC, TKY Acquisition, LLC, and Edd B. Jones.

Blasting Operations will begin October 24. Blasting will be conducted each day Monday through Saturday during daylight hours. No blasting will be conducted after official sunset. This schedule shall be in effect from October 2011 until October 2012.

Any major alterations to the blasting scheduled will be published. Unscheduled blasting may occur in emergency situations when rain, lightning or other atmospheric conditions or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonation. The nearby residents will be notified of the unscheduled blast by the most appropriate means and the blast shall then proceed as a regular blast. Entry to blasting area will be regulated by signs or barriers. An authorized company representative will prohibit access to the blasting areas by unauthorized persons at least five (5) minutes before each detonation and until the all clear signal is sounded. WARNING SIGNAL: A one (1) minute series of long blasts five (5) minutes prior to the blast signal. BLAST SIGNAL: A series of short blasts one (1) minute prior to the detonation. ALL CLEAR SIGNAL: A prolonged blast following the inspection of the blast area. Events which could necessitate blasting at unscheduled times include, but are not limited to rain, lightning, or other atmospheric conditions, or deteriorated explosives which involve personnel, operational or public safety. Any major alteration of this blasting schedule will be published.

This notice is published pursuant to CFR 715.19 Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement Provisions and KRS 350.220 and the regulations relating thereto. The MSHA ID Number is 15-pending. The Kentucky DNR Permit Number is 918-0422.