PUBLIC NOTICE SURFACE MINING BLASTING SCHEDULE- Paramont Contura- Permit #1102180

October 19, 2021

PUBLIC NOTICE

SURFACE MINING

BLASTING SCHEDULE

In compliance with Section 4 VAC 25-130-816.64 of the Virginia Coal Surface Mining Reclamation Regulations, notice is hereby given that Paramont Contura, LLC, having been issued Surface Mine Permit No. 1102180, will be conducting blasting operations on the permit area. The permit area is located approximately 2 miles southeast of Duty off State Route 602 in Buchanan and Dickenson County. Blasting will be in accordance with all applicable State and Federal laws and will commence according to the following schedule of dates and times, as approved by the regulatory authority:

TIME PERIOD

January 26, 2021 thru

January 25, 2022 DAYS

Mon. thru Sat. TIMES

Sunrise - Sunset

DAYS
Sunday

1:00 p.m. - Sunset

Access to the blasting area will be controlled to prevent unauthorized entry at least ten (10) minutes prior to any blasting event. A warning signal, indicated by three long blasts from an audible warning device, will be sounded to clear the area. Then another warning signal indicated by two long blasts from an audible warning device, two-minute delay, then one long blast from an audible warning device prior to blasting and an all-clear signal indicted by three short blasts from an audible warning device will be audible within a range of one-half mile from the point of the blast in accordance with applicable State and Federal laws.

Also, blasting will not be conducted at times other than those announced except in emergency situations where rain, lightning, atmospheric conditions, or operator or public safety requires unscheduled detonation as approved by the regulatory authority.

Anyone owning a dwelling or structure located within one-half mile radius of the permit boundary desiring to have a pre-blast survey conducted may notify 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

repurposingpublicnotice@energy.virginia.gov

Paramont Contura, LLC

5703 Crutchfield Drive

Norton, VA 24273

(276) 679-7020

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