Notice of Bond Release Application - Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, Rawhide Mine PT0240

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Public Notice: Bond Release Application - Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, Rawhide Mine PT0240

Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, Rawhide Mine, Permit No. 240-T7, Caller Box 3034,
Gillette, Wyoming 82717-3034, has applied for an Area Bond Release and a Phase 1
Bond Release from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality
for the State of Wyoming. This permit was originally approved on January 31, 1975. The
coal mining permit area is located in Section 19 T51N, R71W; Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 24 T51N, R72W; Sections 31, 32, 33 and 34 T52N,
R72W; Sections 1 and 12 T51N, R73W; and in Section 36 T52N, R73W, in Campbell
County, Wyoming. The Rawhide Mine is approximately 8 miles northeast of Gillette,
Wyoming off Wyoming Highway 59. This area can be found on the following quadrangle
maps: Moyer Springs and Rawhide School. The parcels to be released from bond are
located in Sections 10, 11, and 14 in T51N, R72W. This bond release request includes
approximately 182.3 acres. The Area Bond Release is for the completion of backfill,
rough grading and contouring which occurred from 2017-2018. The Phase 1 Bond
Release is for the completion of final grading, topsoil replacement and drainage
reconstruction which occurred from 2014-2121. The total amount of bond to be released
is $185,029.00 which is 60% of the incremental bond for those 182.3 acres. Information
regarding the Area Bond Release and the Phase 1 Bond Release may be reviewed in
the offices of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in
Cheyenne and Sheridan, Wyoming. Written objections to the proposed bond release
request 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 June 20, 2022. Objections may also be submitted by the same
deadline via the Land Quality Division’s electronic comment portal at
http://lq.wyomingdeq.commentinput.com/. If written objections are filed, and a public
hearing is requested, the Environmental Quality Council (Council) shall hold a public
hearing within sixty (60) days after the final date for filing objections unless a different
period is stipulated to by all parties. The Council shall publish notice of the time, date and
location of the hearing 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. The hearing shall be conducted as a contested case in accordance with the
Wyoming Administrative Procedure Act (W.S. §16-3-101 through §16-3-115), with a right
of judicial review as provided in that act. Without prejudice to the objector or applicant’s
right to a hearing before the Council, the Administrator may hold an informal conference
to resolve written objections after notification to all parties. The Administrator shall make
a record of the conference unless waived by all parties, which shall be accessible to all
parties. The Administrator shall furnish all parties of the conference with a written finding
of the Division based on the conference, and the reasons for the finding.