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 underground coal
mining and reclamation operation located 0.5 miles northeast of Hot
Spot in Letcher County. The proposed operation will disturb 48.73
surface acres a total area of 48.73 acres within the permit boundary.
The operation is approximately 0.5 miles northeast from KY Highway 160’s junction with Johnson Branch Road and located south
of Smoot Creek. The operation is located on the Blackey/Roxana
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 is Kentucky River Coal
Corporation, Sapphire Coal Company, and KYCOGA Company LLC.
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 Mine Permits, 300 Sower
Boulevard, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601.