Q: When and where is the Public Hearing for the Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine Proposed Determination?

A: EPA Region 3 will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 18, 2010 at the Charleston Civic Center (South Hall) in Charleston, West Virginia.

Q: Where is the Civic Center located?

A: The Charleston Civic Center is located at 200 Civic Center Drive, Charleston, West Virginia. Their phone number is 304-345-1500.

Q: What is the purpose of the Public Hearing?

A: EPA is holding the public hearing to obtain public testimony or comment on EPA’s proposed 404(c) action on the Spruce No. 1 Mine project.

Q: Is the Public Hearing open to anyone?

A: Anyone may appear at the hearing and submit oral and/or written statements or data. On-site registration to speak will begin at 5 p.m.

Q: What about people who have special needs?

A: For those who have special needs and require auxiliary aids and/or services to fully participate in the public hearing, please call 215-814-2760.

Q: Are advanced sign-ups being accepted?

A: Yes. In anticipation of the large turnout for the hearing, advanced sign-up is recommended due to time and capacity limitations, especially for those planning to make oral comments.

Q: How do I sign up?

A: To sign up go to http://www.epa.gov/region3/mtntop/spruce1hearing.html and click on the link which reads “Registering ahead of time is recommended.” You may also sign-up by phone at 877-368-3552.

Q: How do I submit my comments?

A: Submit your comments, identified by Docket ID No EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985, by one of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal (recommended method of comment submission): http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments. Or, go directly to the comments page for this action.

E-mail: ow-docket@epamail.epa.gov. Include the docket number, EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985, in the subject line of the message.


‘‘EPA-R03-OW-2009-0985, Spruce No. 1 Surface Mine’’
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
EPA Docket Center Water Docket, Mail Code 28221T
1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20460

Hand Delivery or Courier:
Director, Office of Environmental Programs
Environmental Assessment and Innovation Division (3EA30)
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 3
1650 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19103

Such deliveries are only accepted during the Regional Office’s normal hours of operation, which are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding federal holidays.

Submit at the Public Hearing: Written comments may also be presented at the hearing.