Notice of Phase 2 Bond Release Application - Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, TFN 7 3/132

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Public Notice: Phase 2 Bond Release Application - Peabody Cabally Mining, LLC, TFN 7 3/132

Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, Rawhide Mine, of St. Louis, MO (Permit No. 240-T8) has applied
for a Phase 2 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 all or portions of the following: Section 19 in T51N, R71W;
Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 24 in T51N, R72W; Sections 31, 32,
33 and 34 in T52N, R72W; Sections 1 and 12 in T51N, R73W; and in Section 36 in 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 Moyer Springs and Rawhide
School USGS quadrangle maps. The parcels to be released from bond are located in Sections 4, 5,
9, and 10 in T51N, R72W. This bond release request includes approximately 249 acres and is for
the completion of vegetation establishment and the stabilization of the surface of reclaimed lands,
according to the approved reclamation plan. Seeding for vegetation establishment on these lands
occurred between 2017 and 2018. The total amount of bond to be released is $57,558.30 which is
15% of the incremental bond for those 249 acres.

Information regarding the mining operation, reclamation procedures and areas proposed for release
may be reviewed in the Office 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 October 10, 2022. Objections may also be submitted by the same deadline via the Land
Quality Division’s electronic comment portal at 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.