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NOTICE OF INTENTION TO MINE

Pursuant to Application No. 867-0493 Renewal 3

In accordance with KRS 350.055, notice is hereby given that Sapphire Coal Company, 1073 Riverview Street, Grundy, VA 24614, has applied for renewal of a permit for an existing surface coal mining and reclamation operation located 0.6 miles northeast of Colson in Letcher County. The operation will disturb 411.60 surface acres, making a total area of 411.60 acres within the permit boundary.

The operation is approximately 0.6 miles northeast from KY Route 931 and KY Route 1410 near Colson in Letcher County and is located 0.05 miles east of Buck Creek.

The operation is located on the Mayking U.S.G.S. 7.5 minute quadrangle map. The operation will use the underground room and pillar mining method.

The surface owners for the permit area are Bruce and Mildred Baker, Bible Baptist Church, Claude Collins, Sandra Cook, Dennis and Nancy Ratliff, Mountain Mineral Properties, Inc., Bennie Craft, Michael Neal Collins, Seals Heirs (Earl M. Cornett, Elizabeth Barnette McFarland, Georgia Barnette Holguin, Mrs. Finley Centers, Maryland Seals, Mrs. Sidney Amburgey, Willie J. Seals, Jr., Orville Seals, Lester Seals, Lois Adams, J. Nelson Seals, Cornelius Seals, Orgus Seals, Regnita Seals James, Clara Seals Strudivant, Dessie P. Amburgey, Emmet Luther Seals, Myrtle T. Craft, Grace S. Amburgey, Floyd Seals, Lawrence Seals, Mattie Seals Amburgey, Kathryn S. Kelly, Ralph B. Seals, Joyce S. Metzger), Hubert Gibson, Carla Ison, Renfrow Baker, Beatrice Banks, Ralph Bates and Myrtle Webb.

The application has been filed for public inspection at the Department for Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s Pikeville Regional Office, 121 Mays Branch Road, Pikeville, Kentucky 41501-9331. Written comments, objections or requests for a permit conference must be filed with the Director, Division of Permits, 300 Sower Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.

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