In accordance with KRS 350.093, notice is hereby given that Mountainside Coal Co., Inc., 7692 S. HWY

25W, Williamsburg, KY 40769 has applied for a Phases II Bond Release on Increment 1 of Permit #918-0465, which was last issued on May 13, 2015. The application covers an area of Approximately 150.7 acres of surface area located 2.4 miles northeast of the community of Siler and 1.8 miles north of the confluence of Harpes creek and Puncheon branch in Whitley County. The permit area is approximately 1.16 miles north of the intersection of Puncheon Branch Road and Harpes Creek road.  The latitude is 36⁰ 41’ 51” N and the longitude is 83⁰ 55’ 33”W.

The bond now in effect on Increment 1 is Letters of Credit totaling $121,500.00.

Reclamation work performed includes: Backfilling, grading, fertilizing, seeding, mulching and tree planting

Written comments, objections or requests for a public or informal conference must be filed with the

Director, Division of Field Services, 300 Sower Blvd., Frankfort, KY 40601, by June 30, 2018.

A public hearing on the application has been scheduled for 9:00 A.M. on July 3, 2018 at the Department for Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s Middlesboro Regional Office, 1804 East Cumberland Avenue, Middlesboro, KY 40965‐1229. The hearing will be cancelled if no request for hearing or informal Conference is received by:  June 30, 2018.