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Navajo Mine Phase I Bond Release Application

Navajo Transitional Energy Company (NTEC), Navajo Mine has filed an application with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) for Phase I bond liability release of portions of lands located within the Navajo Mine lease (permit No. NM-0003F, issued on September 25, 2009). NTEC is not seeking a release from bond liability associated with its current Surety Bond Number 09143016 held through Zurich American Insurance Company, but only to release the lands described below in the bond release application documents.

The Phase I bond release application consists of information contained in the currently approved permit application package (OSMRE Permit No. NM-0003F). The application outlines NTEC’s reclamation operations on Permanent Program lands. The total size of the area sought for release is 1,240 acres. Reclamation on these areas was completed between 1993 and 2014. Reclamation activities consisted of back filling and regrading to the approximate original contour or to the approved final surface. Other reclamation activities during this time include mitigation of unsuitable material and drainage control construction. Navajo Mine permit is under Navajo Tribal Coal Lease 14-20-603-2505 and pursuant to the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 30, Subchapter E, Part 750, 773, and 774.

If you have any questions, comments, or wish to request a hearing or informal conference regarding this bond release application, please contact:

Mr. Tom Wright, Reclamation Specialist
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Albuquerque Field Office
435 Montano Road, NE
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone:: 505-761-8990

Ms. Alfreda Cornfield
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Farmington Field Office
501 Airport Dr. Suite 117
Farmington, NM 87401
Phone: 505-326-5291

Mr. Robert Postle, Division Manager
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320
Denver, CO 80202-3050
Phone: 303-293-5041

For an accessible versions of the PDFs listed below, please contact Tom Wright, Alfreda Cornfield, or Bob Postle. Contact information is listed above.

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