The mine permit area, encompassing approximately 10,164 acres, is located approximately nine miles south of the Town of Hayden, Colorado, off Routt County Road 27. The mine permit area is covered by the Milner, Mount Harris, Rattlesnake Butte, and Dunckley USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle maps. The general legal description for lands affected by the proposed Mine Permit Application Package (PAP) are located in Township 5 North, Range 87 West, all or portions of Sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22; and Township 6 North, Range 87 West, all or portions of Sections 27, 28, 29, 32, 33, 34, 35, and 36.
The permit term is for five (5) years. Affects comprise only a small portion of the entire permit area. Surface and coal ownership within the permit area include Sage Creek Holdings, LLC; the State of Colorado; and the U.S. Department of Interior (Bureau of Land Management). The ownership, precise location, and boundaries of lands within the permit area are identified in Section 2.03, and on Map 2.03-M1, of the PAP, and are included in this public notice by reference.
Copies of the PAP (less confidential material) are available for inspection at the mine office and the office of the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety. A copy of the Transfer of Coal Permit and Succession of Operators application is also available for public inspection at the:
Office of Clerk and Recorder
552 Lincoln Avenue
P.O. Box 773598
Steamboat Springs, Colorado 80477
Written comments or objections to this application should be submitted to the State of Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203-2273 within ten days of the last date of publication of this notice.
Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today
Publication Date: June 5, 2011