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EPA to hold public hearings about coal permits

In response to requests from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the EPA will hold three public hearings in June to hear from stakeholders and the public about what actions to take on 36 draft individual National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits for coal mining discharges in Kentucky.

The EPA filed a “specific objection” to each of these 36 permits because it was concerned that the draft permits would not protect water quality, the environment and human health consistent with the Clean Water Act (CWA). The 36 permits include eight in Floyd County, including three sought by Laurel Mountain Resources, three by Matt/Co Inc., one by FCDC Coal Inc. and one by PIA Co. Inc.

Filed under: Floyd Co. | Environment | Mining


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