APPLICATION FOR PERMIT REVISION PUBLICATION NO. 23RBA04 - Paramont Contura
PERMIT REVISION TO
COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES
PERMIT NO. 1102158
UNDER CHAPTER 19
CODE OF VIRGINIA
APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011412
Paramont Contura, LLC, 5703 Crutchfield Dr, Norton, Virginia 24273 is applying to the Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation (VDMLR) for a Revision of Permit No. 1102158 and NPDES Number 0082158 to add approximately 45.68 acres to the existing coal surface mining and reclamation operations.
The additional mining area is in Dickenson County approximately south of Duty. The existing and proposed permit area is situated at latitude 37º 04' 05” and longitude 82º 09' 02” on the Duty7.5' USGS Quadrangle. The permit area being added is situated the headwaters of Tiller Fork and Cane Creek. The Revision Map showing the existing and proposed amended area is attached in Section 21.1 of the application. Surface drainage from the amended area will be controlled by existing Pond 7, 7A, 7B, 10 and 13. These ponds will discharge into Tiller Fork and Cane Creek. The discharge location of both ponds may be viewed in the Surface Water Hydrology Map, which is attached in Section 21.2 of the application.
A copy of the draft NPDES permit and fact sheet are available for public inspection and comment at VDMLR's Big Stone Gap office.
Any person with a valid 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 May 10, 2023 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond reduction, and may also request, in writing, that the Division of Mined Land Repurposing hold an Informal Conference concerning this application. A copy of the application materials is available electronically for public inspection at
All correspondence concerning this application should be submitted to the Division of Mined Land Repurposing (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
Paramont Contura, LLC
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