Notice of Coal Mine Permit Renewal Application - Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, PT0433, TFN 7 1/151

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Public Notice: Coal Mine Permit Renewal Application - Peabody Caballo Mining LLC, PT0433, TFN 7 1/151

     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 2059. 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 at 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, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002 before the close of
business July 3, 2023. Objections may also be submitted by the same deadline via the Land Quality
Division’s electronic comment portal at The Director
shall hold an informal conference if requested, hear the complaint, and take action on the
application in accordance with Wyoming Statute (W.S.) 35-11-406(p) and the Department's Rules
of Practice and Procedure. The Director shall render a decision on the application within thirty
(30) days after the deadline to file objections if no informal conference is requested. An informal
conference shall be held within thirty (30) days after the final date for filing objections unless a
different period is stipulated to by the parties. The Director shall publish notice of the time, date,
and location of the 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 conference. If the
director holds an informal conference, all parties to the conference shall be furnished with a copy
of the final written decision of the Director issuing or denying the permit within sixty (60) days of
the conference. The applicant or objector may appeal the director’s written decision after an
informal conference to the Council. If a hearing is held 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) with a right of judicial review afforded as provided in that act and W.S 35-11-
406(p)(iv). 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).