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, is requesting Stage III FINAL bond release (150.8 acres) for the Hale #1 Operation (SMP #14080103), located in Rush Township, Centre County, approximately 2 miles southeast of Houtzdale, PA, as shown on the Houtzdale, PA U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-Minute Quadrangle map on the properties JR Land Company, Inc. The receiving streams for this operation are Moshannon Creek and Mountain Branch.

Stage III bond release of $30,015 is requested for this operation. Total bond held is $30,015. The release area has been backfilled and regraded to approximate original contour and planted in grasses and trees.

The application, plans and other data concerning this operation are available for public inspection by appointment only at the Clearfield County Conservation District, 6395 Clearfield Woodland Highway, Suite 2, Clearfield, PA 16830.

Written comments, objections and requests for a public hearing or informal conference may be submitted to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection’s Moshannon District Office, 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866, within 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.