Details for Public Notice- Application For Bond Reduction


PUBLIC NOTICE APPLICATION FOR BOND REDUCTION UNDER CHAPTER 19, TITLE 45.1 CODE OF VIRGINIA PUBLICATION NO. 06RES21 APPLICATION NO. 1011158 The Black Diamond Company is applying for bond reduction on Permit No. 1102096 located in Tazewell County, 3.2 miles north of Richlands on Town Hill Creek. The site is at approximate Virginia State Plane Northing 3589450 and Easting 10510750. This permit consists of 100.08 acres which are bonded under the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Fund (Pool Bond) for $669,000 in the form of insurance surety. As provided by 4VAC25-130-800.40 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, the Applicant is requesting a bond reduction of $616,000 on increment numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7, consisting of 100.08 acres. This bond reduction request is based on the following Phase II reclamation: 1. Backfilling, regrading, and revegetation have been completed. 2. Trees were planted in 2016. 3. Revegetation has been achieved. 4. The post-mining land uses are unmanaged forestry/undeveloped land, industrial - gas wells/pipelines, and industrial - utilities. 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 November 3, 2021 submit written comments or objections concerning this bond reduction, and may also request, in writing, that 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 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 The Black Diamond Company (Applicant)


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