CDMG Permit No. C-94-082

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PUBLIC NOTICE

Seneca Coal Company LLC, 37796 Routt County Road 53, P.O. Box 670, Hayden, Colorado 81639, (CDMG Permit No. C-94-082, approved August 5, 1995) intends to request release of Phase II bond liability on 628.6 acres of its reclaimed lands at the Yoast Mine. A self bond in the amount of $4,305,484 is currently in place and $2,154,845 is being requested for release. Those portions of the mine for which Phase II bond release is requested were topsoiled and revegetated from the beginning of reclamation through 2007 in accordance with the Colorado Division of Minerals and Geology (CDMG) rules and regulations.

The Yoast Mine is located approximately 8.5 miles southeast of Hayden, Colorado. The specific area to which this bond release request applies is:

T6N, R87W

Section 28:Portions of NW¼ , NW¼SW¼, SW¼NE¼

Section 29:Portions of SE¼

Section 32:Portions of NW¼NE¼, W½E½

T5N, R87W

Section 5: Portions of W½E½

Section 8: NW¼, SW¼, W½NE¼, and W½SE¼

Section 16:SW¼NW¼, NW¼SW¼, and portions of SW¼SW¼,

NW¼NW¼, SE¼NW¼, NE¼SW¼, and NW¼SE¼

Section 17:All

Section 18:NE¼SE¼, S½SE¼

Section 19:E½ and portions of E½W½

Section 20:SW¼NW¼, N½NW¼, W½SW¼ and portions of N½NE¼

Section 29:NW¼NW¼

Section 30:N½NE¼

All west of the 6th Principal Meridian; totaling 2,318.3 acres. The USGS 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Maps for Dunckley and Mt. Harris contain the described affected area.

A copy of the bond release application is available for public inspection at the Hayden Public Library, 201 E. Jefferson Avenue, Hayden, Colorado 81639.

Written comments or objections or requests for public hearing or informal conference concerning this application may be submitted to, and additional information obtained from, the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203-2273, (303) 866-3567. Comments must be received within 30 days of the last publication of this notice or within 30 days of the onsite inspection, whichever is later.

The mailing address for Yoast Mine is:

Roy Karo

Reclamation Manager

Seneca Coal Company

P.O. Box 670

Hayden, CO 81639

Published in The Steamboat Pilot & Today

First Publication: March 6, 2011

Final Publication: March 27, 2011

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Published in The Steamboat Pilot & Today First Publication: March 6, 2011 Final Publication: March 27, 2011

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