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In an effort to provide the citizens of Illinois a more timely review of applications for coal mining permits the Office of Mines and Minerals has established an initiative to make available all new permit and significant revision applications for review on the Land Reclamation web site. Applications for surface coal mining and reclamation operations will continue to be available for review at the county courthouse where mining is proposed and at the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, Springfield, Illinois office. Applications for mining operations proposed in the southern part of Illinois are available for review at our Benton office.
Applicants are required to advertise in a paper of general circulation their intent for mining.  Any comments or concerns you may have regarding any of the applications listed must be received within 30 days from the last public notice date.  Comments may be submitted via US mail;
            Illinois Department of Natural Resources
            Office of Mines & Minerals, Land Reclamation Division
            One Natural Resources Way
            Springfield, IL  62702-1207
or via email at
Please, when submitting comments to the Department, include your name and address so we may notify you of the Department's decision, and specific information as to the company, mine and permit number you are commenting on.


Permit 56 and 209, Revisions 12 and 3, Macoupin Energy, LLC, No. 1 Mine, Macoupin County

Public Hearing
Pursuant to 62 Ill. Adm. Code 1773.14 promulgated under the Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act, the Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, Land Reclamation Division hereby gives notice that a Public Hearing for submission of comments will be conducted by the Department for significant revision No. 12 to Permit No. 56 and significant revision No. 3 to Permit 2019 which was submitted by Macoupin Energy, LLC, No. 1 Mine.  The public hearing is scheduled for 5:30 pm on Thursday, July 18, 2019 at the Carlinville Public Library, 510 N. Broad St., Carlinville, IL. 

Permit Application No. 335, Revision No. 2, White County Coal, LLC, Pattiki Mine, White County

Permit Application No. 399, Revision No. 2, Hillsboro Energy, LLC, Deer Run Mine, Montgomery County

Permit Application No. 429, Sunrise Coal LLC, Bulldog Mine, Vermilion County

Permit Application No. 443, Vigo Coal Operating Co., LLC, Friendsville Mine, Wabash County

Permit Application No. 451 & No. 401 Revision No. 1, The American Coal Company, Galatia Mine, Saline County

Permit Application No. 452, Sunrise Coa, LLC, Oaktown Mine, Lawrence and Crawford County
Permit Application No. 456, Williamson Energy, LLC, Pond Creek Mine, Williamson County
 Permit Application No. 459, Eagle River Coal, LLC, No. 1 Mine, Saline County