Tuesday, March 27, 2018

April 10 DEP Meeting On Tunnel Ridge Deep Mining Permit In Washington County

The Department of Environmental Protection Tuesday announced it will hold an informal public conference on the expansion of the Tunnel Ridge underground coal mine on April 10 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Donegal Township Municipal Building Gymnasium, 34 N. Liberty Street, West Alexander, PA 15376.
DEP will accept feedback on Tunnel Ridge, LLC’s application to revise the Tunnel Ridge Mine permit (Permit Application No. 63091301) to change 1,206.43 acres in the existing underground permit area and subsidence control plan area from development mining only to full extraction longwall mining located in Donegal and West Finley Townships, Washington County.
Representatives of DEP District Mining Operations will be available to answer general questions on the permit applications and receive both written and oral testimony regarding the application.
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 Washington County Recorder of Deeds Office, 100 West Beau Street, Room 2014, Washington, PA 15301.
Questions should be directed to Lauren Fraley, DEP Southwest Regional Office, 412-442-4203 or send email to: lfraley@pa.gov.
Frazier: April 10 Hearing Set For Longwall Mining In Washington County

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