The Colowyo Coal Mine permit
June 18, 2011
NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION
The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 90 (TR-90) for the Colowyo Coal Mine (Permit No. C-1981-019), submitted by Colowyo Coal Company L.P. Ownership of the land affected by TR-90 is federal, state, and private. The application provides a technical demonstration that runoff from a 2.7-acre topsoil stockpile and a 0.4-acre access road will meet effluent limitations and water quality requirements for downstream waters, without a sediment control pond or other treatment. The application also provides documentation that an electric power transmission line owner has no objections to the mine operator’s application for Phase III (final) bond release in the area along the transmission line right-of-way. The bond release application, file SL-05, has been submitted separately from the application for TR-90.
The Colowyo Coal Mine is a surface coal mine located in Moffat County, approximately 28 miles south of Craig, Colorado. Coal interest is Federal, and the surface affected is Federal, state and private land. The permit area encompasses approximately 12,250.95 acres.
This proposed decision is based on a finding that the proposed operation will comply with all requirements of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act, Section 34 33 101, et seq., C.R.S., and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
Copies of the proposed decision, including stipulations, are on file for public inspection at the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Room 215, Centennial Building, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Persons with an interest that may be adversely affected by the proposed decision may request a formal hearing before the Mined Land Reclamation Board on the proposed decision. Such request must be made within ten (10) days of the initial publication of this notice, must be in writing, and must state with reasonable specificity the reasons for the request and the objections to the proposed decision.
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