Coal Companies Apply for Discharge Permits

November 14, 2008
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Several coal companies are applying for water discharge permits into Letcher County streams.

Notices published by the Division of Water today include the following:

BLUE MOUNTAIN VENTURES, INCORPORATED, US 119 & Pine Creek Road, Mayking, Kentucky. KPDES No. KYG046134. DNR No. 867-0453 A1. AI No. 97639. This permit action involves a new source discharge of surface runoff from a coal mine that enters Pine Creek in Letcher County. Permit Writer: Ross Bishop.

SAPPHIRE COAL COMPANY, KY 160 & Johnson Branch, Hotspot, Kentucky. KPDES No. KYG044585. DNR No. 867-5286. AI No. 14557. This permit action involves a new source discharge of mine runoff from a coal mine that enters an unnamed tributary of Johnson Branch in Letcher County. Permit Writer: Ross Bishop.

XINERGY CORPORATION, Route 1780 and Route 221, Saylor, Kentucky. KPDES No. KYG046298. DNR No. 848-5469. AI No. 100653. This permit action involves a new source discharge of surface runoff from a coal mine that enters Peters Branch in Harlan and Letcher Counties. Permit Writer: Ross Bishop.

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