Notice of Bond Release Application - Kemmerer Operations LLC, PT0379, TFN 7 6/191

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Bond Release Application - Kemmerer Operations LLC, PT0379, TFN 7 6/191

Kemmerer Operations, LLC of Kemmerer, Wyoming, Permit No. 379-T10, has applied for Area bond release from the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality for the State of Wyoming. This permit was originally approved on August 7, 1975. The current permit is
379-T10 and was approved February 28, 2022. The coal mining permit area is located in all or portions of: Township 21 North, Range 116 West, Township 21 North, Range 117 West, Township 20
North, Range 117 West, Township 19 North, Range 117 West, and Township 20 North, Range 117 West, 6th P.M. Lincoln County, Wyoming. The Kemmerer Mine is located approximately six miles to the southwest of the town of Kemmerer. This area can be found on the Kemmerer III and IV, Elkol, and
Warfield Creek USGS quadrangle maps. The parcels to be released from bond are located in Sections 18 & 19 of Township 21 North, Range 116 West. This bond release request includes ±62 Acres. This request is for area bond release under Category Five. The total amount represented by this bond release request is $5,965,886. This reclamation was performed throughout 2022 and 2023. Grading of the area meets approximate original contour.

Information regarding the mining operation, reclamation procedures and area proposed for release may be viewed in the Office of the Land Quality Division of the Department of Environmental Quality in Cheyenne and Lander, Wyoming, and the mine office of Kemmerer Operations, LLC in Kemmerer, 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 W. 17th Street, Suite 10, Cheyenne, WY 82002, before the close of business on the 29th of February 2024. 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.