APPLICATION FOR COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT - PUBLICATION NUMBER: 24JLM10, Paramont Contura, LLC

May 28, 2024

PUBLIC NOTICE

APPLICATION FOR

COAL SURFACE MINING/NPDES PERMIT

UNDER CHAPTER 19

TITLE 45.1 OF THE

CODE OF VIRGINIA

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 24JLM10

APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011571

Paramont Contura, LLC of 5703 Crutchfield Drive, Norton, VA 24273 is applying to the Division of Mined Land Repurposing for a permit to conduct coal surface mining and reclamation operations at the following location:

The proposed site is in Dickenson County approximately 0.2 miles north of Aily next to Laurel Branch. The proposed permit area covers approximately 183.21 acres at north 3,578,777 and east 10,378,887 on the Nora 7.5' USGS Quadrangle. Access to the permit will be off State Route 670. The Application Map showing the proposed permit area is attached in Section 21.2 of the application.

Surface drainage will pass through approved sediment control structures. Surface drainage will be discharged into Laurel Branch and Lick Creek. The discharge location may be viewed in the Surface Water Hydrology Map, which is attached in Section 21.2 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 June 19, 2024 submit written comments or objections concerning this application 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

https://dmme.virginia.gov/DmlrPermits.

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

repurposingpublicnotice@energy.virginia.gov

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