The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection issued a mine and associated water permit on March 16 to a new company, C&D Coal Co. LLC of Tazewell, Va., for a new underground coal mine in Westmoreland County.
The Kinston-West mine permit covers 10 surface acres, 999 underground acres and 599 subsidence control plan acres, said a brief DEP notice in the March 31 Pennsylvania Bulletin. Receiving streams for site water runoff are unnamed tributaries to Loyalhanna Creek. The application was first filed in April 2009.
There is no C&D Coal currently listed in the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration’s mine operations database. There is a C&D Coal, with the same office address as in the DEP notice, that was first registered with the U.S. Office of Surface Mining in 2009 and is 50-50 co-owned by Jim Cooper and Gary Day. The OSM database shows the new Kinston-West permit as the only mine permit in any state held by this company. OSM also shows no other pending mine permit applications for the company.