Matt/Co adds to underground coal mine in eastern Ky.

A company controlled by coal operator Clark Pergrem, Matt/Co Inc., is seeking a wastewater permit from the Kentucky Department for Environmental Protection for an addition to a deep mine located about 1 mile north of Dana in Floyd County.

The DEP on April 6 issued a public notice about the permitting, including an April 5 socioeconomic report signed by Pergrem as the company president. This operation, covered by amendment No. 3 of Kentucky Department for Natural Resources mine permit No. 836-5422, will allow the continuation of at least 15 jobs. The mine would work a total of about 2.5 million tons of coal over its life, leading to revenue of about $105.7m, said the report.

Matt/Co has no mines listed with the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administration under its name. The U.S. Office of Surface Mining database shows the company as 33% owned by Jesse Rudd and 67% owned by Pergrem. OSM data shows that permit 836-5422 is for a mine that has an MSHA ID number of 1518881, and that Cheyenne Enterprises is the mine operator. The mine of that ID number is listed with MSHA under Cheyenne Resources as the #9 deep mine, with MSHA reporting the mine as currently active.

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