Final Notice and Public Explanation of a Proposed Activity in a 100-Year/500-year Floodplain To: All interested Agencies, Groups and Individuals This is to give notice that the Mingo County Commission has conducted an evaluation as required by Executive Order 11988, in accordance with HUD regulations at 24 CFR 55.20 Subpart C Procedures for Making Determinations on Floodplain Management and Wetlands Protection. The activity is funded under the Small Cities Block Grant program, project number 13SCBG0003. The proposed project(s) is located in the Ben Creek area of Mingo County, WV, including County Rts 8/1, 8/9 and sections of County Route 8 and 10/1. With over half of the proposed project located in the floodplain, the project consists of the construction of approximately 59,860 linear feet of 8-inch, 5,424 linear feet of 2-inch, 944 linear feet of 1-inch and 7,435 linear feet of 3/4 inch diameter water line. In addition, a 220,000 gallon water storage tank will be constructed as well as a booster pump station. The Mingo County Commission has considered the following alternatives and mitigation measures to be taken to minimize adverse impacts and to restore and preserve natural and beneficial values: The action of this project is the only feasible and permanent solution to the water quality problem in the study area which consists of an extension of the Mingo County PSD’s water system from the current southern terminus of the MCPSD distribution system near the intersection of U.S. Route 52 and County Route 8. Two alternatives considered but were non-selections included No Action, but because of potential health hazards associated with this alternative, further consideration of this alternative was not considered. A second alternative was to obtain water from the Town of Matewan. However, with the increased demand associated with the Ben Creek project, the Town of Matewan distribution system would not have the capacity to supply the proposed project. Therefore no further consideration was given to this alternative. To minimize any adverse impacts, all land will be restored to previous condition upon completion of construction. The Mingo County Commission is in compliance with state and local floodplain/wetland protection procedures. The Mingo County Commission has reevaluated the alternatives to building in the floodplain and has determined that it has no practicable alternative. Environmental files that document compliance with steps 3 through 6 of Executive Order 11988 are available for public inspection, review and copying upon request at the times and location delineated in the last paragraph of this notice for receipt of comments. There are three primary purposes for this notice. First, people who may be affected by activities in floodplains and those who have an interest in the protection of the natural environment should be given an opportunity to express their concerns and provide information about these areas. Second, an adequate public notice program can be an important public educational tool. The dissemination of information and request for public comment about floodplains can facilitate and enhance Federal efforts to reduce the risks and impacts associated with the occupancy and modification of these special areas. Third, as a matter of fairness, when the Federal government determines it will participate in actions taking place in floodplains, it must inform those who may be put at greater or continued risk. Written comments must be received by the Mingo County Commission at the following address on or before September 9, 2014 located at 75 East 2nd Avenue, Room 308, Williamson, WV 25661. (304) 235-0378, Attention: Greg Smith, President. A full description of the project may also be reviewed from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the same address listed above. Comments may also be submitted via email at mvwebb @ ntelos .net. 9:2
Legal Notice Public Hearing The Mingo County Solid Waste Authority will hold it's second public hearing to review the documents prepared for submission of the mandatory five-year review and updates to the Mingo County Commercial Solid Waste Facility Siting Plan and the Mingo County Comprehensive Litter and Solid Waste Control Plan. The hearing will be held at the following date, time and place:Time: 1:00 P.M. until 2:00 P.M.Date: October 2, 2014 Place: Mingo County Community Services Building1st Floor Conference Room815 Alderson St.Williamson, WV 25661 The current plans can be reviewed prior to the pubic hearing at the office of the Solid Waste Authority in the Mingo County Community Services Building, the Mingo County Clerk's Office in the Mingo County Courthouse on the first floor, the Williamson Public Library, the Delbarton Library Center, the Kermit Library, the Library in Gilbert and the Region II Planning and Development Council, 1221 Sixth Ave., Huntington, WV 25701. The public comment period will be extended an additional ten (10) days or until September 16, 2014, in order that all interested persons may be given the opportunity to comment in writing as well. Written comments may be sent to Mingo County Solid Waste Authority, P.O. Box 1317, Williamson, WV 25661. 9:2
AIR QUALITY PERMIT NOTICENotice of Application Notice is given that Delbarton Mining Company has applied to the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, for a General Permit Registration Modification to the preparation plant and railcar loadout facility located near Delbarton, in Mingo County, West Virginia. The facility coordinates are as follows: latitude 37.744317 and longitude –82.206286 zone 17. The applicant estimates the decrease in the facility total potential to discharge the following Regulated Air Pollutants will be: particulate matter baseline emissions of 5 tons per year, point source emissions particulate matter less than 10 microns total of 2 tons per year, and a decrease in the controlled facility emission total of 5 tons per year. Startup of operation is planned to begin upon permit approval. Written comments will be received by the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Air Quality, 601 57th Street, SE, Charleston, WV 25304, for at least 30 calendar days from the date of publication of this notice. Any questions regarding this permit application should be directed to the DAQ at (304) 926-0499, extension 1227, during normal business hours. Dated this the 29 day of August 2014 By: Delbarton Mining CompanyMichael G. SmithAuthorized AgentPO Box 1120Holden, WV 25625 8:29
The Southwestern Regional Day Report Center is currently seeking applicants for a Full-Time Volunteer Coordinator at our Mingo County Day Report Center in Williamson, WV. Rate of pay will be $11.40 an hour with benefits and must have a high school diploma, with some experience working in the Criminal Justice field. Applicants will be responsible for administering urine drug screens, providing direct supervision to community service workers, and establishing partnerships with non - profit organizations in Mingo County. Please send resumes to the Southwestern Regional Day Report Center by September 15, 2014, Attn: Michelle Akers, 420 Main Street, Logan, WV 25601.