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Application for Phase II and III Bond Release


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Cottonwood/Wilberg Mine
Cottonwood Fan Portal Area
C/015/0019
Energy West Mining Company
P.O. Box 310
Huntington, Utah 84528

	PacifiCorp, by and through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Energy West
Mining Company ("Energy West") as mine operator, has filed with the
Division of Oil, Gas and Mining an application for Phase II and III
Bond Release for 7.47 acres of the Cottonwood Fan Portal Area of the
Cottonwood/Wilberg Mine.

	The Cottonwood Fan Portal Area is located in the E1/2 of Section 25,
Township 17 South, Range 7 East, SLB&.  The surface and subsurface
lands are owned and controlled by the Corporation of the Presiding
Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS
Church). PacifiCorp is the Leasee of Record for these lands to conduct
surface and underground mining activities.  Mining activities in this
area are no longer being conducted.  Total disturbance associated with
the Cottonwood Fan Portal site is approximately 7.47 acres. 
							
	This portal site was initially disturbed under an exploration permit
issued by the State of Utah for determining subsoil engineering design
data for a major portal facility.  This site included two small soil
stockpiles, and a disturbed drainage collection system with two small
sedimentation basins at the bottom of the slope.  Following updated
plans and mining needs, the once proposed fan portal was no longer
required.  Subsequently, final reclamation of the disturbed area was
initiated.  Approximately half of the disturbed area was reclaimed in
1981.  The remaining portion was completed in November of 1998.  The
remaining 1.86 acres of disturbed area within the vicinity of the
Cottonwood Fan Portal Area includes a soil stockpile area and a sealed
portal site [belt and travelway] into the Cottonwood Mine.  The
sedimentation basins were reclaimed in June of 2002.  Phase I bond
release was approved on March 16, 2004.  

	A Surety bond is posted with the Division for the Cottonwood/Wilberg
mine in the amount of $3,252,000.00.  PacifiCorp is requesting Phase
II and Phase III release of reclamation liability.  The incremental
bond release that is being requested is $109,791.00 (2010 dollars).

	A copy of the Phase III Bond Release application may be examined at
the office of the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining, 1594 West North
Temple, Suite 1210, Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5801 and also at the
Recorders Office located in the Emery County Courthouse in Castle
Dale, Utah. Written comments, objections, or requests for an informal
conference may be submitted to the Division of Oil, Gas, and Mining
address above. Said comments must be submitted thirty (30) days from
the date of the last publication of this notice.

	This notice is being published to comply with the Surface Mining
Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, and State and Federal regulations
promulgated pursuant to said Act.
Published in the Emery County Progress August 10, 17, 24, and 31,
2010.
    
    

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