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Kayenta and Black Mesa Mine

Virtual Informal Conference

OSMRE held a virtual informal conference on January 27, 2022, to receive comments on two proposed Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) performance bond release applications submitted by Peabody Western Coal Company (PWCC).

The virtual informal conference was held to discuss PWCC’s J19, J21W, and N9 application for Phase I bond release and the J16, J19, and J21 application for Phase II bond release at the Kayenta Mine, SMCRA permit AZ-0001F. A copy of the entire virtual informal conference is available below:

OSMRE is accepting written comments until February 7, 2022, on the 2 proposed bond release applications.  Written comments should be addressed to:

Amy Ryser
OSMRE One Denver Federal Center
Building 41
Lakewood, CO 80225

Copies of the bond release applications are available below under "related materials" as well as for public review at the following locations:

  • The Navajo Nation Minerals Department, Office of Surface Mining, Window Rock, AZ 86515
  • Forest Lake Chapter House Navajo Route 41, 14 Miles North of Pinon, Pinon, AZ 86510
  • PWCC’s Kayenta Mine Mesa Central Warehouse Office Complex, 8 miles from Hwy 160 and Route 41 Junction, Kayenta Arizona 86033
  • Hopi Tribe, Office of Mining and Mineral Resources, Highway 264, Kykotsmovi, AZ 86039

Materials Related to Kayenta and Black Mesa Mines Bond Releases:


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