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 the Waroquier Coal Company, doing business at P.O. Box 128, Clearfield, PA 16830 has made application to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection to transfer the existing permit from Gregg Barrett Coal, 288 Watts Road, Curwensville, PA 16833.
The current 65.0 acre permit SMP #17000111 is located in Ferguson Township, Clearfield County approximately 3000 feet northwest of the intersection of Township Roads T-420 and T-430 on the properties of Donald Dimmick, Harry G. Reed, Richard L. Humphreys and others. The area is located on the Curwensville and Mahaffey U.S. Geologic Survey 7 1/2 Minute quadrangle map 2.4 inches north and 17.0 inches west from the bottom right hand corner of the printed area of the Curwensville map. Treated waste waters will be discharged into unnamed tributaries to Watts Creek and Watts Creek.
The operator is also proposing to mine within the 100 foot barrier to T-420 beginning approximately 1800 feet northwest of the intersection of T-420 and T-430 and continuing to the northwest for a distance of approximately 2, 150 feet. The application also includes auger mining.
To avoid a direct discharge to unnamed tributaries to Watts Creek and Watts Creek, a non-surface water discharge alternative is proposed to this site utilizing either a baffle system to eliminate suspended solids from discharging from the sediment ponds or an infiltration area to dissipate any discharge to the ground water system.
A copy of the permit transfer/ renewal application is available for public inspection at the D.E.P.,Moshannon District Office, 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866. Written comments, objections and requests for public hearing or informal conference may be submitted to the Department of Environmental Protection, 186 Enterprise Drive, Philipsburg, PA 16866 within 30 days following the last publication date of this notice and must include your name, address, telephone number and a brief statement as to the nature of the objection(s).