APPLICATION FOR PERMIT RENEWAL Paramont Contura, LLC PUBLICATION NO. 22HNM15

July 26, 2022

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

PERMIT RENEWAL

NPDES PERMIT NO.

0082161

APPLICATION NO.

1011223

UNDER CHAPTER 19
TITLE 45.1

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NO. 22HNM15
Paramont Contura, LLC of 5703 Crutchfield Drive, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Mined Land Repurposing Program for a renewal to NPDES Permit No. 0082161, Black Bear Surface Mine, by Application 1011223. The site is approximately 208.52 acres situated in both Russell and Dickenson Counties, approximately 1 mile south of Carrie on Dumps Creek, off State Routes 600 and 618. The permit is located in the Lick Branch and Cane Creek watersheds. All ponds and associated outfalls have been removed. The Duty, Virginia USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle map was used to describe the location of the permit area. Discharge localocations and the permit area may be viewed on the Renewal Map which is attached in Section 21.2 of the application. Additional discharge details are available in the NPDES Application attached in Section 5.15 of the application.
Any person with a valid legal interest which might be adversely affected by this proposal, or an officer or head of any federal, state or local government agency or authority, may within 30 days of July 27, 2022, submit written comments or objections concerning this application, and may also request, in writing, that the Mined Land Repurposing Program hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application materials is available electronically for public inspection at

https://www.energy.virginia.gov/dmlrinquiry/

frmMain.aspx?ctl=4
All correspondence concerning this application should be submitted to the Mined Land Repurposing Program (Attention: Permit Section), 3405 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, Virginia 24219. Telephone (276) 523-8160. Written comments and a request for informal conference may be e-mailed to the Division at

repurposingpublicnotice@

energy.virginia.gov.

Paramont Contura, LLC

(Applicant)

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