PUBLIC NOTICE OF BLASTING SCHEDULE
Mountainside Coal Co., Inc., 7692 South Highway 25W, Williamsburg, KY 40769; Phone: (606) 785-7277 proposes the following blasting schedule. The blasting site encompasses approximately 136 acres of contour surface mining located approximately 2.5 miles west of the community of JelIico Creek in Whitley County, and approximately 2.0 miles east of the community of Hollyhill, in McCreary County along KY Route 92 and KY Route 1673. The surface of the area on which blasting operations will be conducted is owned by George & Daisy Caddell, Bobby & Freda Mays, Donnie Patrick, Donald B. Patrick, Ronnie Patrick, Thomas & lnez Troxel, Paul & Delores Rowe, and White Lumber Sales, LLC.
Detonations of explosives are proposed to occur from sunrise to sunset Monday through Saturday. The blasting schedule is for a period from July 2012 to July 2013. Entry to the blasting area will be regulated by signs and barriers. A warning signal will be given, that consists of a one minute series of long blasts of a siren, sounded five (5) minutes prior to the blast signal. The blast signal will consist of a series of short siren blasts given one (1) minute prior to the detonation of the shot. A post-detonation allclear signal, consisting of a prolonged siren signal, will follow the inspection of the blast site. When the permittee conducts an unscheduled blast, the permittee, using audible signals, shall notify all persons within one-half mile of the blasting site and document the reason for the unscheduled blast.
This notice is published pursuant to CF 715.19 Surface Mining and Reclamation and Enforcement Provisions and KRS 350.220 and the regulations relating thereto. The Kentucky DMRE Permit Number is 918-0429.
NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MINE
Pursuant to Application No 874-5008, Renewal
In accordance with the provisions of KRS 350.055, notice is hereby given that Southfork Coal Co., 80 Terrace Drive, Bristol, VA. 24202, has applied for a renewal of an existing underground coal mining and reclamation operation located 1.3 miles southeast of Hollyhill in McCreary and Whitley Counties, Kentucky. The operation disturbs 14.47 acres and underlies an additional 105.0 acres for a total of 119.47 acres within the permit boundary.
The operation is located approximately 0.8 miles southwest of the junction of KY Route 478 with KY. Route 92, and approximately 0.6 miles southeast of the Pleasant Run stream. The latitude is 36 degrees, 39 minutes, and 37 seconds, and the longitude is 84 degrees, 18 minutes, and 31 seconds.
The operation is located on the Hollyhill USGS 7 2 Minute Quadrangle Map. The disturbed surface is owned by Joe Patrick, Terry E. Forcht and Bobby K. Mays. The operation will underlie land owned by Joe Patrick and Terry E. Forcht.
This is the final advertisement of this application. All comments, objections, and/or requests for a permit conference must be received within 30 days of today’s date. The application has been filed for public inspection at the Department of Surface Mining, Reclamation and Enforcement’s Middlesboro Regional Office, 1804 East Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro, KY 40906. Written comments, objections or requests for a permit conference must be filed with the Director, Division of Permits, #2 Hudson Hollow, U.S. 127 South, Frankfort, KY 40601.
NOTICE OF BOND RELEASE
In accordance with the provisions of KRS 350.093, notice is hereby given that G & S Coal, Inc., 11016 Highway 92 East, Williamsburg, KY 40769, has applied for a combined Phase II and III bond release of Permit No. 918-5172, which was last issued on 5-18-2007. This application covers an area of 8.5 acres of surface area and located 1.2 miles southeast of Gausdale in Whitley County.
The permit area is approximately 0.75 mile northeast of Power Branch Road’s junction with KY Route 11, and 0.25 mile north of Powers Branch. The latitude is 36 44’ 21”. The longitude is 83 58’ 09”.
The KY Bonding Pool bond now in effect is $9,400.00, of which approximately 100 percent is requested to be included in this phase of bond release.
Reclamation work performed includes: As of April 15, 2012, the mine site has been revegetated and the post mining land use of pastureland has been achieved.
Written comments, objections, and requests for a public hearing must be submitted to the Cabinet at: Director, Division of Mine Reclamation Enforcement, #2 Hudson Hollow, Frankfort, KY 40601, by September 1, 2012.
A public hearing has been scheduled for 9:00 a.m. On September 5, 2012, at the DMRE Middlesboro Regional Office, 1804 E. Cumberland Ave., Middlesboro, KY 40965. This hearing will be canceled if the Cabinet does not receive a request in writing for the public hearing by September 1, 2012.