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DEP July 19 Public Conference On Bailey Mine Expansion Permit, Greene County

The Department of Environmental Protection Thursday announced it will hold an informal public conference on July 19 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Ryerson Station State Park Visitor Center, 361 Bristoria Road, Wind Ridge, PA 15380 to gather public feedback on a permit application from Consol Pennsylvania Coal Company LLC (Consol).

Consol applied to revise the Bailey Mine & Prep Plant (Permit No. 30841316) for the addition of 4,875 acres of underground permit area and subsidence control plan area for development mining located in Richhill, Gray, and Center Townships in Greene County.

Representatives of DEP District Mining Operations will be available to answer general questions on the permit application and receive both written and oral testimony regarding the application.

Testimony will be placed into the public record for the application and considered in the application review process.

Individuals wishing to attend who require an auxiliary aid, service or other accommodation to participate should contact Bonnie Herbert at 724-769-1100. The AT&T Relay Service is available by calling 1-800-654-5984 (TTD users) or 1-800-654-5988 (voice users) and request that the call be relayed to Bonnie Herbert at the number above.

Copies of the application are on file for public review at the DEP California District Mining Office, 25 Technology Drive, California Technology Park, Coal Center, PA 15423. Interested individuals should call 724-769-1100 to schedule an appointment.

[Note: This is the underground mine involved in damaging the dam at Ryerson Station State Park and the current legislation to retroactively rollback environmental protection standards for streams in Senate Bill 624.  Click Here for more).]

Questions should be directed to Lauren Fraley, DEP Southwest Regional Office, by calling 412-442-4203 or send email to: lfraley@pa.gov.

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[Posted: June 22, 2017]


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