Pursuant to Application Number 860-0551
In accordance with KRS 350.055, notice is hereby
given that Blue Diamond Mining, LLC,
3228 Summit Square Place, Suite 180, Lexington, Kentucky
40509, has applied for a renewal of a permit for
a surface coal mining and reclamation operation
located approximately 0.5 miles north of Carcassonne in Letcher and Knott Counties.
The proposed operation will disturb 761.07 surface acres
and 13.90 acres of auger acres, and the total area
within the permit boundary will be 764.87 acres.
The operation is approximately 2.0 miles southeast from KY 15’s junction with KY 160 and located
0.5 miles east of Defeated Creek.
The operation is located on the Blackey and Vicco
USGS 7½ minute quadrangles. The operation will
use the surface area and auger mining methods
of surface mining. The surface area is owned by
Carrs Fork Corporation, Montgomery Coal Corporation, Susan Jent, et.al. (Carolyn Miller, Hubert
and Geraldine Jent, Thomas and Jeanetta Jent,
Elmer and Patricia Jent, John and Glenda Jent,
LeRoy and Ellen Jent, Evalee Rogers, Ellen Asher,
Corina and Bruce A. Bates, Geneva and Gene
Pearl, Lena and Larry Beckley and Phyllis and
Doug Owens), H.D. Caudill, Leeco, Inc., Kodak
Mining Company, Lenville Smith, Crawford/Mulholland, Josephine Harris and Gwendolyn Fields.
The operation underlies land owned by Carrs Fork
Corporation and Josephine Harris.
The application has been filed for public inspection at the Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement’s Hazard Regional Office, 556 Village
Lane, P.O. Box 851, Hazard, Kentucky 41702.
Written comments, objections or requests for
a permit conference must be filed with the
Director, Division of Mine Permits, 300 Sower
Boulevard, Frankfort, KY 40601.
This is the final advertisement of the application.
All comments, objections, or requests for a permit
conference must be received within thirty (30)
days of today’s date.