Details for PUBLIC NOTICE BLASTING SCHEDULE

PUBLIC NOTICE BLASTING SCHEDULE

In accordance with Indiana Code 312-IAC-25-6-31, United Minerals Company, LLC, 566 Dickeyville Road, Lynnville, IN 47619, (812) 922-1015, hereby provides public notice of the schedule for planned blasting operations at West 61 Mine, Mining Permit #S-00361 located near Lynnville, Indiana.

1. BLASTING AREA

All of the W ½ of the NE ¼ and all of the NW ¼ in section 15. All of the NE ¼, all of the NW ¼, and all of the SE ¼ of the NE ¼ in section 16. All of the above are located in T4S; R8W, Hart Township, Warrick County, Indiana.

2. DATES & TIMES

Blasting may be conducted daily from sunrise to sunset, according to prevailing local time. This schedule will be in effect for twelve months from the date of publication.

3. ACCESS CONTROL

The permit area is identified by signs at each access road and by markers along the perimeter. The blasting area is also marked at each point of access by a sign reading “BLASTING AREA” which explains the “BLASTING WARNING” signal and the “ALL CLEAR” signal. All access to the immediate area of the detonation is controlled by mine personnel before, during and after the detonation up until the “ALL CLEAR” signal is sounded. All areas containing charged holes are marked, posted, barricaded, flagged or guarded against unauthorized entry.

4. AUDIBLE WARNING SIGNALS

Warning signals consist of the “BLASTING WARNING” signal which is one (1) long siren blast one (1) minute prior to detonation and the “ALL CLEAR” signal which is three (3) short siren blasts indicating that the blasting area is all clear.

5. EMERGENCY DETONATIONS

Unavoidable hazardous conditions may arise which mandate deviations from the blasting schedule. These are discretionary judgments made by the Certified Blaster in charge in the field. All conditions that may be life endangering to the public or the work force are not foreseeable. Some of these conditions include, but are not limited to, lightning, potential land or rock slides, highwall instabilities, flooding, etc.

6. PRE-BLAST SURVEYS

Residents or owners of dwellings or structures within one mile of the permit area may request that a pre-blast survey be conducted on their dwelling or structures. Written requests for a survey should be submitted to either of the two addresses listed below:

Director, Division of Reclamation

Indiana Department of Natural

Resources

14619 W St Rd 48

Jasonville, IN 47438

812.665.2207

United Minerals Company, LLC

ATTN: Andrew Nelson

566 Dickeyville Road

Lynnville, IN 47619

812.922.1045 hspaxlp

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