Thursday, July 20, 2017

DEP Public Conference July 26 On Revised Bailey Underground Coal Mine Permit In Greene County

Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it will hold its second public conference on July 26 to gather feedback on two separate permit applications from Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company, LLC. to revise the Bailey Mine & Prep Plant (Permit No. 30841316). This is the second
The informal public conference will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Ryerson Station State Park Visitor Center, 361 Bristoria Road, Wind Ridge, PA 15380.
Consol applied for full extraction (longwall) mining under Polen Run in panels 4L through 5L and to perform stream restoration and/or remediation on segments of Polen Run located in Richhill Township, Greene County.
Consol also applied to revise 2,142 acres of underground permit boundary and subsidence control boundary from development only mining to longwall mining. It is also seeking approval to perform minor forms of stream restoration on three areas of North Fork Dunkard Fork located in Richhill and Aleppo Townships, Greene County.
Representatives of DEP District Mining Operations will be available to answer general questions on the permit application and receive both written and oral testimony. Testimony will be placed into the public record for the application and considered in the application review process.
Individuals wishing to attend who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact Bonnie Herbert at 724-769-1100. The AT&T Relay Service is available by calling 1-800-654-5984 (TTD users) or 1-800-654-5988 (voice users) and request that the call be relayed to Bonnie Herbert at the number above.
Copies of the application are on file for public review at the DEP California District Mining office, 25 Technology Drive, California Technology Park, Coal Center, PA 15423. Interested individuals should call 724-769-1100 to schedule an appointment.
[Note: This is the underground mine involved in damaging the dam at Ryerson Station State Park and the current legislation to retroactively rollback environmental protection standards for streams in Senate Bill 624 now on Gov. Wolf’s desk.  Click Here for more).]
Questions should be directed to Lauren Fraley, DEP Southwest Regional Office, 412-442-4203 or send email to:

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