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NOTICE OF INTENTIONT TO MINE

Pursuant to Application Number 860-0551 Renewal 4

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.

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