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Notice of Completed Reclamation

Notice of Completed Reclamation


RLE Pawnee Properties, LLC, (RLE) 222 N LaSalle St, Ste. 705, Chicago, IL 60601, is the Permittee for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Office of Mines and Minerals, Coal Mining and Reclamation Permit #405 located in Sections 10, 11, 14, & 15 T13N, R4W, in Christian County, Illinois. The permit for the 528.36-acre area was issued on 8/27/2008.


RLE has posted a $2,920,066 Bond for the 348.56 acres remaining under bond. RLE has filed an application for bond release on portions of the site that were affected by mining activity prior to 2008.  An applicable portion of the existing bond is being requested for release as follows: Phase I release on 10.74 acres consisting of 9.87 acres of Industrial/Commercial land and 0.87 acers of low-capacity Herbaceous Wildlife Habitat. This request also includes Phase II & Phase III release (100% of the remaining bonded amount) on 39.46 acres consisting of 17.17 acres Industrial/Commercial land and 22.29 acres of Wildlife Habitat.  The 22.29 acres of wildlife habitat incudes 3.14 acres of low-capacity Wetlands and 19.15 acres of low-capacity Herbaceous Wildlife Habitat.


Written comments or objections to the proposed bond release and requests for a public hearing, pursuant to 62 ILL. Adm. Code 1800.40(d), may be filed with the Department by any person with a valid legal interest which might be adversely affected by release of the bond, or the responsible officer or head of any Federal, State, or local governmental agency which has jurisdiction by law or special expertise with respect to any environmental, social, or economic impact involved in the operation or which is authorized to develop and enforce environmental standards with respect to such operations.  All written comments, objections and requests for public hearing shall be filed with the Illinois Department of Natural Resources-Office of Mines and Minerals-Land Reclamation Division, One Natural Resources Way, Springfield, Illinois 62702-1271 within thirty (30) days following the last advertisement of this notice.


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