ACC Coal Q&A – Coal Mine Permitting Complications

Dont forget to register for the October 31st, 2011 Coal Q&A webcast
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Coal Mine Permitting & Complications
A Webcast Dialogue on Critical Coal Industry Issues

Jason Bostic, Vice President
West Virginia Coal Association
Monday, October 31st ~ 2:30-4:30 pm Eastern

In January 2011, the U.S. EPA revoked the existing Section 404, Clean Water Act (CWA) permit of Mingo Logan’s (Arch Coal) Spruce No. 1 mine in West Virginia.  EPA is proposing to restrict coal permits under new guidance now in use throughout Appalachia, using that guidance in lieu of formal rulemaking that requires stakeholder involvement.

On October 6th, 2011, a federal judge in Washington, DC sided in favor with the coal industry and the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection when it ruled that EPA had overstepped its authority when it began an intensive review of individual Clean Water Act permits normally handled by the Army Corps of Engineers.

How does the recent ruling impact coal mine permitting going forward?

Join us as Jason Bostic with the West Virginia Coal Association provides an update on the status of EPA efforts to shutter coal mine permits under the Clean Water Act.

Among the topics to be covered:
• Background on EPA’s involvement in Permitting Programs of the Corps and the States
• Permitting Status under EPA’s Guidance Documents
• Solutions:  Federal Legislation
• New Initiatives from the Office of Surface Mining

There is no charge for member of the American Coal Council or West Virginia Coal Association but pre-registration is required.
Non-members may register for a fee of $45.
Space is limited to the first 50 registrants.
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Located in Charleston, West Virginia, the West Virginia Coal Association is a trade association representing more than 90% of the state’s underground and surface coal mine production. Its purpose is to have a unified voice representing the state’s coal industry as well as increase emphasis on coal as a reliable energy source to help the nation achieve energy independence.

The American Coal Council’s Coal Q&A Program provides a forum to address critical issues affecting the U.S. coal industry ~ including coal producers, consumers and transporters.  Each program begins with a topic briefing by a leading industry analyst or representative, followed by a moderated Q&A session.  
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27. October 2011 by Jason Hayes
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