PUBLIC NOTICE Seneca Property, LLC,

80467 | 08/11/2019 | Ad id: 8-0000466306-01
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PUBLIC NOTICE Seneca Property, LLC, 29515 Routt County Road 27, Oak Creek, Colorado 80467, has requested release of Partial Phase II liability on 5.2 acres, Partial Phase III Liability on 437.10 acres, and partial Phase II/ III combined liability on 443.7 acres of its reclaimed lands at the Seneca II West Mine (CDRMS Permit No. C 1982-057, approved December 31, 1985). The Seneca II-West Mine is located approximately seven mile south of the Town of Hayden, Colorado, off of Routt County Road 53. The specific area to which this bond release request applies is included within the Permit Area located as follows: T5N, R88W Section 9 : Portions of SE 1/4 NE 1/4 , NE 1/4 SE 1/4 , & W 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 10: S 1/2 S 1/2 NW 1/4 , SW 1/4 , SE 1/4 , Portions of S 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 11: Portions of S 1/2 S 1/2 SW 1/4 Section 14: Portions of SW 1/4 , NW 1/4 , & S 1/2 S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 15: ALL Section 16: Portions of W 1/2 NW 1/4 , SE 1/4 NW 1/4 , NE 1/4 SW 1/4 , SE 1/4 Section 21: Portions of E 1/2 NE 1/4 Section 22: NW 1/4 , NE 1/4 , N 1/2 SE 1/4 , SW 1/4 SE 1/4 , Portions of N 1/2 SW 1/4 , & SW 1/4 SE 1/4 Section 23: NW 1/4 , SW 1/4 , W 1/2 E 1/2 , W 1/2 E 1/2 E 1/2 Section 26: W 1/2 , W 1/2 E 1/2 , & Portions of W 1/2 E 1/2 NE 1/4 and W 1/2 E 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 27: E 1/2 Section 34: NE 1/4 , N 1/2 SE 1/4 , & Portions of N 1/2 S 1/2 SE 1/4 Section 35: NW 1/4 ,W 1/2 NE 1/4 , N 1/2 SW 1/4 , & Portions of N 1/2 S 1/2 SW 1/4 , NW 1/4 SE 1/4 , NW 1/4 SW 1/4 SE 1/4 , NW 1/4 NE 1/4 SE 1/4 and W 1/2 E 1/2 NE 1/4 All located west of the 6th Principal Meridian; totaling 3,878.5 acres, of which 5.2 acres for Phase II Release, 437.1 acres for Phase III release, and 443.7 acres for Phase II/ III combined release are requested in the combined Partial Bond Release (SL-6). The USGS 7.5 Minute Quadrangle maps for Hayden Gulch, Dunckley and Mt. Harris contain the described affected area. A Corporate Surety Bond in the amount of $3,790,697.28 is currently in place of which $2,500,000 is being requested for release. Pursuant to Rule 3.01.1, a permittee may request Phase I bond Release upon successful completion of backfilling, regarding, and drainage control in accordance with the approved reclamation plan. A permittee may request Phase II bond Release upon the establishment of vegetation which supports the approved postmining land use and which meets the approved success standard for cover, pursuit to Rule 4.15.8. A permittee may request Phase III Bond Release upon completion of all surface mining operations in accordance with the approved reclamation plan, and the final inspection and procedures of Rule 3.03.2 have been satisfied, achieving postmining land used of Rangeland. Phase III shall not be released prior to a ten year liability period specified for vegetation responsibility and success. The portion of the mine for which Bond Release is being requested consists primarily of permanent roads, permanent ponds, and previously released areas. Reclamation of the disturbed mining areas and demolition of non-permanent structures occurred throughout the reclamation phases from 1993 through 2013. The approved reclamation plan can be viewed in its entirety in the Seneca II West Mine Permit Application Package located at the Twentymile Mine Office, Oak Creek, Colorado. A copy of the SL-6 bond release application is available for public inspection at the Twentymile Mine Office, 29515 Routt County Road 27, Oak Creek, Colorado 80467. Written comments or objections or requests for public hearing or informal conference concerning this application may be submitted to, and additional information obtained from, the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety, 1313 Sherman Street, Room 215, Denver, Colorado 80203-2273, (303) 866-3567. Comments must be received within 30 days of the last publication of this notice or within 30 days of the onsite inspection, whichever is later. Published in the Steamboat Pilot & Today on August 11, 18 and 25, 2019 and September 1, 2019. 0000466306