Twentymile Coal, LLC (TC), 29515 Routt County Road 27, Oak Creek, Colorado 80467, has submitted applications for two Technical Revisions (TR's) to the Foidel Creek Mine Permit, Permit Number C-82-056. The revisions (TR11-77 and TR11-78) address construction, operation, and reclamation of the 15-Left Ventilation Shaft and the 16-Left Utility Borehole installation.
The mine permit area encompasses approximately 19,940 acres, located approximately 23 miles southwest of Steamboat Springs on Routt County Road 33, and approximately 7.3 miles northwest of Oak Creek on Routt County Road 27. Mine offices and major surface facilities are located adjacent to Foidel Creek, near the intersection of these two roads. The mine permit area is covered by the Cow Creek, Dunkley, Milner, Mount Harris, Oak Creek, and Rattlesnake Butte USGS 7.5 minute quadrangle maps. The lands affected by the proposed revisions are located in the SW/4, SE/4, Section 24, T5N, R87W (TR11-77) and portions of Sections 23, 26, and 27, T5N, R87W (TR11-78). TC controls the surface and coal in this area. The Mine Permit Area includes all or portions of Sections 7 through 9, T4N, R86W; T5N, R86W, except Sections 34 through 36; and Sections 13, 22 through 24, 25 through 27, and 34 through 36, T5N, R87W. The ownership, precise location, and boundaries of lands within the Permit are identified on pages 2.03-13 through 2.08-18 and 2.03-22 and 2.03-23.1, and Map 1, of the Mine Permit Application Package (PAP), and are included in this public notice by reference.
Copies of the PAP, including the referenced Technical Revision applications, (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 Technical Revision applications are 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 the Technical Revision applications should be submitted to the State of Colorado, Division of Reclamation, Mining, and Safety (CDRMS), 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203-2273 within ten days of the date of publication of this notice. Some of the proposed activities (TR11-78) would occur within 100 feet of the outside right-of-way of Routt County Road 27, at location between its intersections with RCR51D and RCR37A. A public hearing to determine whether the interests of the public and affected landowners will be protected can be requested by contacting the CDRMS in writing within 30 days after the publication of this notice. If a hearing is requested, it would be held in either Steamboat Springs or Hayden, both of which are in the locality of the proposed operations.
Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today
Publication Date: August 28, 2011