PUBLIC NOTICE OF SURFACE MINING BLASTING SCHEDULE - Big D Enterprises - Permit No. 1102354

May 14, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE

OF SURFACE MINING BLASTING SCHEDULE

In compliance with Section 816.64 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, notice is hereby given that Big D Enterprises, Inc. having been issued Surface Mine Permit No. 1102354 located 3.3 miles Southwest of Nora Virginia, will be conducting blasting on the area covered by the permit. 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:

TIME PERIOD

May 2024 through

May 2025

DAYS

Monday through Saturday TIMES

Sunrise to 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 indicated 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 of the permit boundary desiring to have a pre-blast survey conducted may notify, in writing, Mined Land Repurposing, 3405 Mountain Empire Road, Big Stone Gap, VA 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.

Big D Enterprises, Inc.

PO Box 467

Norton, VA 24273

(276) 275-7227

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