Notice of Bond Release Application - Peabody Caballo Mining LLC, PT0433, TFN 7 4/176

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Public Notice: Bond Release Application - Peabody Caballo Mining LLC, PT0433, TFN 7 4/176

Peabody Caballo Mining, LLC, Caballo Mine, Permit No. 433-T8, Caller Box 3034, Gillette,
Wyoming 82717-3034, 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 June 21, 1976. The coal mining permit area is located in all or portions of the following: Sections
31, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36, T49N, R71W; Section 31, T49N, R70W; Sections 5, 6, 7, 8, 17, 18, 19,
and 30, T48N, R70W; Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21,
22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, and 28 T48N, R71W, in Campbell County, Wyoming. The Caballo Mine is
approximately 14 miles southeast of Gillette, Wyoming, off Wyoming Highway 59 and Bishop Road.
This area can be found on The Gap, The Gap SW, Saddle Horse Butte and Coyote Draw USGS
quadrangle maps. The parcels to be released from bond are located in Sections 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16,
23, 24, 26, 27, 28 in T48N, R71W. This bond release request includes approximately 551.4 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 1986 and 2019. The total amount of bond to be released is $158,169 which
is 15% of the incremental bond for those 551.4 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 November 2, 2023. 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.