Public Notice of Coal Mine Permit Application - Brook Mining Co., LLC

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Coal Mine Permit Application - Brook Mining Co., LLC

The Brook Mining Co., LLC of 1101 Sugarview Drive, Suite 201, Sheridan, WY 82801 has applied for a coal mining permit 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: Sections 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15 Township 57N, Range 85W, and Sections 7, 8, 9, 10, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22 and 27 Township 57N, Range 84W Sheridan County, Wyoming. The Brook Mine is located approximately 8 miles Northwest of Sheridan, Wyoming. This area can be found on the Acme and Monarch USGS quadrangle maps. The proposed operation is scheduled to begin in July 2020 and is estimated to continue until 2062. The land, after mining, will be returned to grazing, wildlife habitat and recreational land uses. 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 Sheridan County Clerk's Office Sheridan, Wyoming.

Written objections to the proposed mining operation must be received by the Deputy Director of the Department of Environmental Quality, 200 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business April 23, 2020. Written objections may also be submitted via the Department of Environmental Quality’s online public comment system at http://lq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com. The Director may hold an informal conference if requested, hear the complaint and act on the application in accordance with the Department's Rules of Practice and Procedure. 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 public hearing. 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. All parties as given in W.S. §35-11-406(j) will be mailed a copy of this notice. The Wyoming Oil and Gas Commission will be mailed a copy of the application mine plan map as required by W.S. §35-11-406(j).