[Federal Register Volume 75, Number 85 (Tuesday, May 4, 2010)]
[Notices]
[Pages 23760-23761]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2010-10415]


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ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

[EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985; FRL-9144-7]


Notice of Public Hearing Regarding Environmental Protection 
Agency Region III's Proposed Determination To Prohibit, Restrict, or 
Deny the Specification, or the Use for Specification (Including 
Withdrawal of Specification), of an Area as a Disposal Site; Spruce No. 
1 Surface Mine, Logan County, WV

AGENCY: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

ACTION: Notice of public hearing.

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SUMMARY: On April 2, 2010, EPA Region III published its Proposed 
determination to Prohibit, Restrict, or Deny the Specification, or the 
Use for Specification (including Withdrawal of Specification), of an 
Area as a Disposal Site; Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine, Logan County, West 
Virginia in the Federal Register soliciting comments from the public. 
The permittee is Mingo Logan Coal Company. That notice can be found at 
http://www.regulations.gov (search for EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985). Relevant 
documents are also available on EPA's Web site at http://www.epa.gov/region3/mtntop/spruce1.html. EPA has decided that it would be in the 
public interest to conduct a public hearing on the Proposed 404(c) 
Determination for the Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine.
    Date and Location: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 
III, (EPA) will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 18, 2010, at 7 
p.m. at the Charleston Civic Center (South Hall), located at 200 Civic 
Center Drive, Charleston, WV 25301. Registration will begin at 5 p.m.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For information regarding this notice 
of a public hearing, contact the Office of Environmental Programs;

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Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division; U.S. Environmental 
Protection Agency, Region III; 1650 Arch Street; Philadelphia, 
Pennsylvania 19103. The telephone number for information about this 
hearing and to sign up to give oral comments is 877-368-3552. The EPA 
office can also be reached via electronic mail at R3_Spruce_Surface_Mine@epa.gov. This mailbox is for information on the notice only and is 
not the official comment submission forum. If you would like to submit 
written comments you may do so at the public hearing or on-line at 
http://www.regulations.gov (search for EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985). For those 
who have special needs and require auxiliary aids and/or services to 
fully participate in the public hearing, please call 215-814-2760.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:
    The purpose of the public hearing is to obtain public testimony or 
comment on EPA's proposed 404(c) action on the Spruce No. 1 Mine 
project. The Regional Administrator will designate the official 
(Presiding Officer) who will preside at the public hearing. Any person 
may appear at the hearing and submit oral and/or written statements or 
data and may be represented by counsel or other authorized 
representatives.
    In anticipation of a large turnout for the hearing, advanced sign-
up is recommended for all, but especially for those planning to make 
oral comments due to time and capacity limitations. The following 
information is requested for sign-up: First name, Last name, City, 
State, Email address, and Phone number. To sign up, go to http://www.epa.gov/region3/mtntop/spruce1hearing.html and click on the link, 
``Registering ahead of time is recommended.'' You may also sign up by 
phone at 877-368-3552. You will receive confirmation that your 
registration has been received. Speakers will be on a first-registered 
basis, followed by those who sign up for public comment on-site the day 
of the public hearing. Audio-visual equipment will not be provided. If 
you would like to submit written comments you may do so at the public 
hearing or on-line at http://www.regulations.gov (search for EPA-R03-
OW-2009-0985).
    To maximize the number of individuals who are able to speak at the 
hearing, oral statements will be limited to two minutes per person. The 
Presiding Officer will establish other reasonable limits on the nature 
and length of time for oral presentation. There will be no direct 
questioning of any hearing participant, although the Presiding Officer 
may make appropriate inquiries of any such participant. EPA will not 
respond to questions/comments during the hearing. EPA will consider the 
comments received at the public hearing and other comments submitted 
pursuant to the instructions set forth in the public notice at http://www.regulations.gov (search for EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985) when it develops 
its Final Determination to Prohibit, Restrict, or Deny the 
Specification, or the Use for Specification (including Withdrawal of 
Specification), of an Area as a Disposal Site; Spruce No. 1 Surface 
Mine, Logan County, West Virginia.

    Dated: April 28, 2010.
Shawn M. Garvin,
Regional Administrator, EPA Region III.
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