Permit No. C-2009-087

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NOTICE OF PROPOSED DECISION

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety proposes to Approve Technical Revision Application No. 1 (TR-1) for the Peabody Sage Creek Mine (Permit No. C-2009-087), submitted by Sage Creek Coal Company, LLC. The operator proposes to modify the facility plans in the area near the approved portal site. The application proposes the relocation of the coal handling facilities pad and access road, and relocation of the upper coal stockpile sump to an area closer to the new pad. No changes are proposed to the total amount of material to be removed for portal excavation and no additional disturbance is proposed.

The Peabody Sage Creek Mine is a underground coal mine located in Routt County, approximately 9 miles southeast of Hayden. Coal interest is Federal, state and private, and the surface affected is Federal, state and private land. The permit area encompasses approximately 10,164.00 acres.

This proposed decision is based on a finding that the proposed operation will comply with all requirements of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act, Section 34 33 101, et seq., C.R.S., and the regulations promulgated thereunder.

Copies of the proposed decision, including stipulations, are on file for public inspection at the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, Room 215, Centennial Building, 1313 Sherman Street, Denver, Colorado 80203. Persons with an interest that may be adversely affected by the proposed decision may request a formal hearing before the Mined Land Reclamation Board on the proposed decision. Such request must be made within ten (10) days of the initial publication of this notice, must be in writing, and must state with reasonable specificity the reasons for the request and the objections to the proposed decision.

Published in The Steamboat Pilot & Today

Publication Date: March 27, 2011

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Published in The Steamboat Pilot & Today Publication Date: March 27, 2011

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