PUBLIC NOTICE OF SURFACE MINING BLASTING SCHEDULE Paramont Contura, Permit No. 1102186
PUBLIC NOTICE OF
In compliance with Section 4 VAC 25-130-816.64 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, notice is hereby given that Paramont Contura Virginia, LLC, having been issued Surface Mine Permit No. 1102186, will be conducting blasting operations on the permit area. The permit area is located approximately 2 miles south of Aily on Long Branch and Lick Creek off State Routes 670 and 604 in Dickenson County. Blasting will be in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws and will commence according to the following schedule of dates and times, as approved by the regulatory authority:
October 31, 2023 thru
November 1, 2024
Mon. thru Sat.
Sunrise - Sunset
1:00 p.m. - Sunset
Access to the blasting area will be controlled to prevent unauthorized entry at least ten (10) minutes prior to any blasting event. A warning signal, indicated by three long blasts on an air horn, will be sounded to clear the area. Then another warning signal indicated by two long blasts on an air horn, two-minute delay, then one long horn blast prior to the blasting and an all-clear signal indicted by three short blasts will be audible within a range of one-half mile from the point of the blast in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.
Also, blasting will not be conducted at times other than those announced except in emergency situations where rain, lightning, atmospheric conditions, or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonation as approved by the regulatory authority.
Anyone owning a dwelling or structure located within one-half mile radius of the permit boundary desiring to have a pre-blast survey conducted may notify Division of Mined Land Reclamation (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
5703 Crutchfield Drive
Norton, VA 24273
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