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Usibelli Coal Mine

Usibelli Coal Mine

Just received this notice from ADEC regarding an air quality permit. I hope they do get their permits to operate. The valley needs more steady jobs.

PUBLIC NOTICE
STATE OF ALASKA
DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION
USIBELLI COAL MINE, INC.
WISHBONE HILL COAL MINING AND PROCESSING OPERATION

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) proposes to issue Air Quality Control (AQC) Minor Permit AQ1227MSS03 to Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc. (Usibelli) for Wishbone Hill Coal Mining and Processing Operation. The permit authorizes Usibelli to install a new Caterpillar generator, Heaters and general mining operations fugitive dust prevention plan. This permit is issued under 18 AAC 50.502(b)(5) and 18 AAC 50.502(c)(1) .

Applicant: Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., 634 South Bailey Street, Suite 204, Palmer, AK 99645

Location: 8 Miles North of Palmer, AK; Latitude 61.7367 and Longitude -148.9514

This action complies with all applicable requirements of 18 AAC 50. ADEC is issuing this preliminary permit decision under AS 46.14 and 18 AAC 50.

Copies of ADEC’s preliminary decision documents for AQ1227MSS03 and the Response to Comments to AQ1227MSS02 are available for public review at: ADEC Air Permits Program, 410 Willoughby Avenue, 2nd Floor, Juneau, AK 99801-1795;
ADEC Air Permits Program, 619 E. Ship Creek Avenue, Ste 249, Anchorage, AK 99501-1677; or the ADEC website: https://myalaska.state.ak.us/dec/air/airtoolsWeb/PublicPermitListings.aspx. For inquiries and copies of documents, you may contact Krystin Bablinskas at the Anchorage address listed above, or call 907 269 7574.

Please direct written comments about the proposed permit to Krystin Bablinskas by 5:00 pm
September 19, 2011 at the Anchorage address listed above; by facsimile at 907 269 7508 or send e-mail to Krystin.Bablinskas@alaska.gov .

ADEC complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If you are a person with a disability who may need a special accommodation in order to participate in this public process, please contact Deborah Pock at (907) 269-0291 or TDD Relay Service 1-800-770-8973/TTY or dial 711 within 30 days of publication of this notice to ensure that any necessary accommodations can be provided.
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Michele Morgan
Office Assistant II
Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Air Quality
(907)465-5104
Fax (907) 465-5129