Permit No. C-1982-057 |

Permit No. C-1982-057


Notice of Proposed Decision

The Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety has issued a proposed decision to Partially approve Bond Release Application No. 3 (SL-3) for the Seneca II-W Mine, Permit No. C-1982-057. The mine is operated by Seneca Coal Company, LLC under the provisions of the Colorado Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Act of 1979. The bond release application was submitted by Seneca Coal Company, LLC on July 14, 2010. The Division is proposing to approve Phase I bond release on 412.35 acres of disturbed area where Seneca Coal Company has completed backfilling, grading, and drainage reestablishment. The release area includes 29.4 acres in the original permit area and 382.95 acres in the South Extension Area. The affected area is located in Routt County, approximately 9 miles South of Hayden, Colorado.

Copies of the proposed decision are available for review at the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety office, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203, and at the office of the Hayden Public Library.

Any person who has an interest which is or may be adversely affected may request an adjudicatory hearing regarding this proposed decision. Requests for a hearing must be made in writing within thirty (30) days of the first publication of this notice, and shall state with reasonable specificity the reasons for the request and objections to the proposed decision.

Published in The Steamboat Pilot & Today

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First Publication Date: March 27, 2011

Final Publication Date: April 3, 2011


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