Permit Renewal Application - Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC PT0433

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Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, PT0433 - Permit Renewal Application

Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC of Gillette, WY has applied for a coal mining permit renewal from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming.  The coal mining permit area will be located in all or portions of:  Sections 31 through 36, T49N, R71W; Section 31, T49N, R70W; Sections 5 through 8, 17 through 19, and 30, T48N, R70W; Sections 1 through 28, and T48N, R71W; 6th Principal Meridian, all located in Campbell County, Wyoming.  The Caballo Mine is approximately ten miles south of Gillette, WY and four miles east of Highway 59 on Bishop Road.  This area can be found on Coyote Draw, The Gap, and Saddle Horse Draw USGS quadrangle map(s).  Three Campbell County Roads (Bishop Road, Fairview Road and Four Corners Road) are located, in whole or in part, within 100 feet of the affected area of Caballo Mine.  The original permit to mine was granted in 1976 and is estimated to continue until 2038.  The land, after mining, will be returned to grazing land and wildlife habitat.  Information regarding this application may be reviewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Sheridan, Wyoming or the Campbell County Clerk's Office, Gillette, Wyoming.  Written objections to the proposed mining operation must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th Street, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business May 24, 2018.  The Director may hold an informal conference if requested, hear the complaint and take action on the application in accordance with the Department's Rules of Practice and Procedure.  The complainants shall have a right of appeal to the Environmental Quality Council where the complaint will be heard a second time. A conference shall be held if the Director determines that the nature of the complaint or the position of the complainants indicates that an attempt to informally resolve the disputes is preferable to a contested case proceeding. An informal conference or a public hearing shall be held within twenty (20) days after the final date for filing objections unless a different period is stipulated to by the parties. The Council or Director shall publish notice of the time, date and location of the hearing or conference in a newspaper of general circulation in the locality of the proposed operation once a week for two (2) consecutive weeks immediately prior to the hearing or conference. The hearing would be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-115), and the right of judicial review would be afforded as provided in that act.  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Conservation Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as given in W.S. §35-11-406(j).