Details for PUBLIC NOTICE Pursuant to the "Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation



Pursuant to the "Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act" and the "Clean Streams Law", notice is hereby given that RES Coal LLC, 51 Airport Road, Clearfield, PA 16830 has made application to the PA Department of Environmental Protection for Stage II bond release on the following permit:

The 294.8 acre Deer Creek West Operation, SMP #17060107, located 1.0 mile northeast of LeContes Mills, east of Township Road T-895 Gillingham Road, north of State Route 879 Shawville Frenchville Highway and west of Deer Creek, as shown on the LeContes Mills, PA U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 Minute Quadrangle on the lands of A.L. Moore Heirs, Synergen, Inc., Shannon Land and Mining Company, Richard A. & Elaine M. Davis and others. The receiving streams for this proposed permit are Deer Creek and an Unnamed Tributary to Deer Creek.

Stage ll Bond Release is being requested for 132 acres in the amount of $40,121. The amount of bond currently held on this permit is $80,492. The release area has been backfilled and regraded to approximate original contour and has drainage controls in place in accordance with the approved reclamation plan & planted in grasses and trees.

A copy of the Stage ll Completion Report application is on file for public review by appointment only at the Clearfield County Conservation District, 6395 Clearfield Woodland Highway, Suite 2, Clearfield, PA 16830.

Written comments, objections or a request for a public hearing or informal conference concerning this bond release may be submitted to the PA Department of Environmental Protection, Moshannon District Mining Office, 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, within thirty (30) days from the date of the final (4th) publication of this notice and must include the person's name, address, telephone number and a brief statement as to the nature of the objection(s).