Notice of Project Submittal:Indiana Department of Natural Resources

NOTICE OF PROJECT SUBMITTAL FOR APPROVAL OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO RECLAIM ABANDONED MINE LANDS

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation, Abandoned Mine Land Program is preparing a project for submittal to the U.S. Office of Surface Mining to receive approval to use grant funds to reclaim this project. This site was selected pursuant to the approved Indiana State Abandoned Mine Land Plan, as amended. Sites eligible for reclamation under this program are those that were mined for coal or were disturbed by coal mining prior to August 3, 1977; or were mined for coal or disturbed by coal mining prior to July 26, 1982, and where available reclamation bond is inadequate for reclamation purposes; or were mined for coal or disturbed by coal mining prior to November 5, 1990, and the surety company has become insolvent.

Written comments or requests for additional information should be filed within thirty days of this notice. If sufficient written interest is expressed by residents proximal to the intended reclamation site, a public meeting may be scheduled. Those interested in responding to this notice should address all communication to:

Mark Stacy

Environmental Specialist

Division of Reclamation

14619 West State Road 48

Jasonville, IN 47438-7056

Site 2318

The problem is within a family property in Rosedale, IN within the Florida Township of Parke County, T14N, Section 27, Range 8W. The problem consists of an abandoned mine shaft approximately fifty (50) feet in diameter and fifteen (15) feet down to a vertical opening. The vertical opening is six (6) feet in diameter with an unknown depth at least greater than eight (8) feet. Reclamation will consist of mobilizing equipment to excavate to a stable base, removing and stacking metal dumped into the opening for the landowner, then backfilling with aggregate and revegetating the disturbed areas with seed and mulch.

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