Notice of Application for Permit Amendment - Western Fuels-Wyoming, Inc. PT0599

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Application to Amend PT0599 - Western Fuels-Wyoming, Inc.

Western Fuels-Wyoming, Inc. of Gillette, Wyoming has applied for a coal mining permit amendment from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming.  The coal mining permit amendment area is located in parts of Sections 5 & 6 of Township 50 North, Range 71 West in Campbell County, Wyoming.  The permit amendment area is located approximately 3.5 miles north of I-90 on Garner Lake Road.  This area can be found on the Gillette East, Wyo USGS quadrangle map.  The original permit to mine was granted on May 11, 1989 and mining is estimated to continue until 2065.  The land after mining will be returned to a wildlife and livestock grazing use.  Information regarding the proposed mining operation and reclamation procedures 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 in Gillette, Wyoming. Written objections to the revision must be received by the Administrator of the Land Quality Division, Department of Environmental Quality, 200 West 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY  82002, before the close of business March 22, 2019.  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 shall be afforded as provided in that act.  The Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as required in W.S. §35-11-406(j).