Application for Bond Release - Paramont Contura, LLC Pub. #21RBA07

July 06, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

Application for

Bond Release

Under Chapter 19
Title 45.1

Code of Virginia

PUBLICATION NUMBER: 21RBA07

APPLICATION NUMBER: 1011026
Paramont Contura, LLC is applying for Phase II bond reduction on bonding Increments 3A and 7 and Phase III bond release of bonding Increments 3B, 4, 4A, 4C, 5, 6 & 9 on Permit No. 1102161 located in Dickenson and Russell County 1 mile south of Carrie on Fryingpan Creek, Cane Creek, Hurricane Fork, Roll Pone Branch, Dumps Creek, and Lick Branch. This permit consists of 723.54 acres bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond). As provided by 4VAC25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting that the current total bond amount of $500,900 in the form of insurance surety posted for this permit be reduced by $251,100. 515.02 acres will be deleted from the permit.
This bond reduction request is based on the following Phase III reclamation: The areas proposed for bond release have been reclaimed, revegetated, and the post-mining land use of unmanaged forest/undeveloped land and industrial - gas well(s)/pipeline(s) have been achieved. The most recent reclamation work was completed February 2016.
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 28, 2021 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond release, and may also request, in writing, that the Division of Mined Land Reclamation 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 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

DmlrPublicNotice@

dmme.virginia.gov.

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