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West Virginia Division of Energy Of ice of Coal ield Community Development

About us…

The Of ice of Coal ield Community Development (OCCD) was created during the 1999 legislative session to assist communities affected by surface mining activity throughout the state.

The legislation was effective June 11, 1999, and the OCCD became operational July 1, 2000.

In July 2007, the OCCD became part of the new West Virginia Division of Energy, under the West Virginia Department of Commerce. For more information, contact us at (304) 957-2000.

Our Mission

The mission of the OCCD is to identify and assist communities affected by surface mining activities to develop plans for long-term economic viability after mining.

Prepared in partnership with Marshall University’s Center for Environmental, Geotechnical, and Applied Sciences (CEGAS) and The West Virginia Brown ields Assistance Center at Marshall University

West Virginia Division of Energy Of ice of Coal ield Community Development 1900 Kanawha Blvd., East Main Capitol Complex Building 6, Room 645 Charleston, WV 25305-0311 (304) 957-2000 (800) 982-3386

Of ice of Coal ield Community Development Surface Mine Property Information Package for Future Development

Of ice of Coal ield Community Development

Surface Mine Property Information Package for Future Development

PVR Partners, Former Slaughters Creek Surface Mine Site Chelyan, Kanawha County West Virginia

for Future Development PVR Partners, Former Slaughters Creek Surface Mine Site Chelyan, Kanawha County West Virginia

PVR Partners - Slaughters Creek Former

Surface Mine Property Chelyan, WV

Site Details:

 Over 300 acres of reclaimed surface mine land available for development

 3-Phase Power on-site

 Water and sewer services provided by Chelyan Public Service District and West Virginia American Water

 Rail Service to Area Provided by CSX

 Located next to WV State Route 61

 Near I-77 / I-64 interstate

 Close proximity to Kanawha River, with barge and dock facilities, plus recreational opportunities

 Property owned entirely by PVR Partners

 Located near West Virginia University Institute of Technology in Montgomery, and Yeager Airport in Charleston

Site Owner:

PVR Partners is a publicly traded limited part- nership that owns and operates a network of natural gas midstream pipelines and pro- cessing plants, and owns and manages coal and natural resource properties. To learn more about PVR Partners, visit their website at: www.pvresource.com.

Potential Reuse Options:

Future Housing Development:

 Upscale Housing Developments

 Multi/Single Family Housing

Industrial / Commercial Use:

 Warehousing and Distribution

 Automotive

 Energy Parks (including solar farm)

 Bio Chemical and Chemical Processing

 Natural Gas Related Industries

 Wood products

Contacts:

Rachel Lester, WVDOE, OCCD

(304/957-2000)

Dennis Jarvis, II, Upper Kanawha Valley Eco- nomic Development Corporation

(304/981-6400)

Gary Begley, PVR Partners

(304/949-5630)

George Carico, Marshall University/ WV Brown ields Assistance Center

(304/696-5456)

Partnering Opportunities:

A majority of the Slaughters Creek prop- erty has completed mining operations. Some smaller areas have approved min- ing permits. If market conditions in- crease demand for coal then some smaller sections of the property may become active mining sites. PVR Part-

ners is interested in entertaining op-

tions for redevelopment and investment on the Slaughters Creek site, speci ically

on the areas of the property where min- ing has been completed. The property includes three phase power, water, sewer, and access to Interstates 77/64. PVR Partners may be able to assist with construction of a site access road to ac- commodate development .

77/64. PVR Partners may be able to assist with construction of a site access road to
77/64. PVR Partners may be able to assist with construction of a site access road to

Surface Mine Data Package for Future Redevelopment

Slaughters Creek Site Chelyan, Kanawha County WV Owned by PVR Partners, L.P. (Site location maps provided in Appendix A)

Contacts

Rachel Lester

West Virginia Division of Energy, Office of Coalfield Community Development

Rachel.a.lester@wv.gov

304.957.2000

Gary S. Begley

PVR Partners

304.949.5630

George Carico

Marshall University CEGAS / WV Brownfields Assistance Center

carico@marshall.edu

304.696.5456

Damron Bradshaw

Upper Kanawha Valley Enterprise Community

bbradshaw@ukvec.org

304.595.5991

Dennis Jarvis II

Upper Kanawha Valley Economic Development Corporation

dennisjarvis2@gmail.com

304.981.6400

Property Size

Initially the site is estimated to be +300 acres. The property can easily be divided to create multiple areas, up to 150 acres each.

Property Ownership

The entire property is owned by PVR Partners. Photos are provided in Appendix B.

Utilities

Electric The property has three phase power on-site, provided by American Electric Power

Water/Sewer The Chelyan Public Service District provides sewer service for the region, with a main 8-inch line located near the property. The system has a capacity of over 2 million gallons per day. Water service for the region is provided by West Virginia American Water via a 6-inch main line, also located near the property.

Natural Gas There are numerous gas lines throughout the property. Mountaineer Gas Company offers residential and commercial service in the area. A service line is located near the property on WV State Route 72. Eastern American Energy has a transmission line in the area that may be able to offer excess capacity.

Transportation

Roads The primary access roads are Slaughters Creek Road and Fields Creek Road. Both roads connect to State Route 61, and are in close proximity to Interstates 64 and 77. PVR Partners may be able to assist with building an access road onto the property to meet anticipated development needs, at an approximate maximum grade of 8%.

Rail CSX Rail provides rail service to the area.

Navigable Water The Kanawha River is nearby the property, with barging facilities available. Amherst Madison, among others, has barging facilities on the Kanawha River in this area.

Commercial Airport Yeager Airport is located in Charleston, a distance of approximately 15 miles away and offers general aviation service and commercial service. Commercial air service is available via American Airlines, United, Delta, Spirit and US Airways.

Regional transportation distances include the following:

Charleston

15 miles

Montgomery

10 miles

Interstate 64 and 77

<2 miles

Beckley

40 miles

Potential Development/Investment Opportunities

Depending on current surface mine activities and future surface mine permit approvals, mining activities on small sections of the property could occur in the next several years. The property could have potential as an energy park development, including renewable energy sectors in the solar and/or biomass sectors.

Solar Energy Resource Potential The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) provides an on-line solar energy production calculator, called “PV Watts”, a map-based interface performance calculator for grid-connected photovoltaic systems, which estimates monthly data output and yearly estimates (http://rredc.nrel.gov/solar/calculators/PVWATTS/version1/ ). An annual performance estimate of 4.35 kWh/m 2 /day (annual solar radiation average) is calculated for the region, using data from the closest available location (Charleston, WV). The highest averaged monthly solar radiation estimate is 5.34 kWh/m 2 /day (August); lowest averaged monthly solar radiation estimate is 2.37 kWh/m 2 day (December). These estimates are based on industry averages for solar panel output and fixed-axis support with normal operating losses; higher energy performance estimates may be realized using higher output solar panels, higher efficiency controls and/or rotating axis equipment. A summary of solar energy calculation tables, including estimated energy values, are provided in Appendix C.

The site has multiple acres of ridgeline areas with, aside from some trees, minimal shading (i.e. no buildings or obstacles) that would shade solar panels and reduce solar energy collection. There are several excellent areas for potential photovoltaic energy collection system installations.

Biomass A number of sites similar to this area are currently being researched for the potential of raising/harvesting biomass energy crops. Possible biomass crops include switchgrass, miscanthus, and max arundo (giant reed). Hybrid tree plantings for fast growth and harvest are also being evaluated. Tree plantings using modified reclamation approaches, including Appalachian Regional Reforestation Initiative methods (www.ari.osmre.gov) using minimal soil compaction during reclamation, are being researched and evaluated on select reclaimed sections of similar properties.

Housing Development Opportunity

The Slaughters Creek property could be utilized as a site for new housing development for the region. The Upper Kanawha Valley housing market is currently at a critical mass. During the last twenty years the region has not seen a significant investment made in single family housing, multi- family housing, or housing of any type. There are several factors that have contributed to lack of investment, including:

Job creation in the region

The current size of the existing housing market in the region

The age of the housing market in the region

The job market of the Upper Kanawha Valley during the last decade has seen sort periods of growth, but stagnation or declines in jobs has been the standard. Job creation in the region has not

kept pace with other areas of Kanawha County, nearby Fayette County and region, or the state of West Virginia. The main industrial sector for the region is coal mining and related support industries, which has been stagnant or declining in recent years. This trend has not created the needed environment for investments in housing to be made. The current demand for coal is declining, however the region does boast an abundance of reserves of metallurgical coal. If demand for steel production increases with new economic activity, demand for these reserves should also increase.

There have been small strides for new job growth and investment in retail and manufacturing in recent years. Since 2007, the region has witnessed several new investments in employment from state government, manufacturing and retail. In manufacturing, both Kureha and Dupont intend on hiring. Kureha is a new company in the area that announced 35 jobs at its new facility in Belle; the original announcement in 2007 stated 50 jobs. DuPont will have a need for hiring due to mass retirement over the next few years. Their announcement last year called for as many as 150 employees retiring. While DuPont may look for a reduction in cost through attrition, the facility will have to make hires as the 150 employees make up almost half of their current workforce. In a new market to the area, the West Virginia National Guard expanded their training facility near the Memorial Tunnel, located in the immediate region. The job impact is expected to be over 100 full time equivalents which will include trainers, mechanics and other support personnel. In retail, a new Wal-Mart has been built minutes from the PVR Partenrs Slaughter Creek site. This facility hired 200 people, mostly hourly employees, but also management that will have the income to have the ability to reach the median cost of housing in the area. By the mid third quarter of 2013 Tractor Supply is expected to open a new retail outlet in nearby Quincy, with plans for 35-40 employees.

The Mt. Olive State Correctional facility in nearby Montgomery has been open since the mid 1990’s, and employs several hundred people. A reoccurring problem for the facility has been employee retention and being fully staffed. In discussions with officials at Mt. Olive Correctional facility and local economic development officials, employees have indicated that finding affordable housing in the region is one reason why they choose not to stay employed with the facility. As of November 2012 the Mt. Olive Correctional facility had employees commuting over 90 minutes to work each way.

Current Size of the Housing Market

Specific size of housing market data for the Upper Kanawha Valley is not available; however numbers are provided below for both Kanawha and Fayette County. The area has shown a weakness in the housing market that has been affected from economic downturn, similar to the rest of the U.S., since 2008. This could cause red flagsthat residents may have a desire to purchase a home, but would not have the financial capabilities (i.e. supply a down payment or meet the credit rating necessary to qualify for a housing loan).

Kanawha County

Kanawha County Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Building Permits Survey; adjustments by analyst Note: Data for

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Building Permits Survey; adjustments by analyst Note: Data for 2012 is preliminary, through May 2012

Fayette County

for 2012 is preliminary, through May 2012 Fayette County Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Building Permits

Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Building Permits Survey; adjustments by analyst Note: Data for 2012 is preliminary, through May 2012

Age of the Housing Market

is preliminary, through May 2012 Age of the Housing Market Data on housing market age specific
is preliminary, through May 2012 Age of the Housing Market Data on housing market age specific

Data on housing market age specific to the Upper Kanawha Valley is not available; however data on the age of housing in Charleston, West Virginia is available in Charleston’s Consolidated Plan, which can be expected to be similar to the Chelyan area. Their numbers are as follows:

0.8% of houses were built in 2005 or later

14% were built from 1980 to 2004

26% were built from 1960 to 1979

36.8% were built from 1940 to 1959

22.5% were built in 1939 or earlier

0.3% lack complete plumbing facilities

0.5% lack complete kitchen facilities

Foreclosure rate is at 3.8%

35% of vacant properties are in need of major rehabilitation work

15-20% of the housing market are classified as economically infeasible to rehabilitate

There has been less current housing activity within the Upper Kanawha Valley than in Charleston, so the area in question would at least parallel the numbers above, and likely have an even older housing market and a higher percentage of houses that need major repair or are in disrepair.

2010 Housing Occupancy Data (Kanawha County)

 

Number

Percentage

OCCUPANCY STATUS Total housing units

92,618

100.0

84,201

90.9

Occupied housing units Vacant housing units

TENURE

8,417

9.1

Occupied housing units

84,201

100.0

Owner occupied

57,784

68.6

Owned with a mortgage or loan

31,817

37.8

25,967

30.8

Owned free and clear Renter occupied

VACANCY STATUS

26,417

31.4

Vacant housing units

8,417

100.0

For rent

1,952

23.2

Rented, not occupied

153

1.8

For sale only

1,246

14.8

Sold, not occupied

383

4.6

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

603

7.2

For migratory workers

8

0.1

Other vacant

4,072

48.4

2000 Housing Occupancy Data (Kanawha County)

HOUSING OCCUPANCY

Numbers Percentage

Total housing units

93,788

100.0

Occupied housing units

86,226

91.9

Vacant housing units

7,562

8.1

For seasonal, recreational, or occasional use

564

0.6

Homeowner vacancy rate (percent)

1.9

(X)

Rental vacancy rate (percent)

8.5

(X)

HOUSING TENURE Occupied housing units

86,226

100.0

Owner-occupied housing units

60,618

70.3

Renter-occupied housing units

25,608

29.7

Average household size of owner-occupied unit

2.38

(X)

Average household size of renter-occupied unit

2.06

(X)

Location Proximity Information

Proximity to Populations

Population percentage within 500-mile radius of Charleston

United States - 60%

Canada - 30%

Proximity To Markets

United States Purchasing and Industrial Sectors

Percentage of market within 500-mile radius of Charleston

Industrial Expenditures - 52.0%

Personal Consumption Expenditures - 47.1%

Motor Vehicle and Car Bodies - 82.1%

Motor Vehicle Parts and Accessories - 78.0%

Pharmaceuticals - 74.0%

Industrial Organic and Inorganic Chemicals - 63.5%

Miscellaneous Information

EPA Designated Brownfield The federal Environmental Protection Agency has identified surface mine complexes for coal mining in Appalachia as potential “brownfields”. This designation allows for potential future funding sources and possible tax incentives.

Community Support/Interaction This area has three economic development agencies, including:

1. Charleston Area Alliance, which covers the Charleston Metropolitan Statistical Area

2. Upper Kanawha Valley Enterprise Community, a federally funded agency with a goal of enhancing economic development in the area

Additional investment opportunities can be considered with the targeted industries of the state of West Virginia, Department of Commerce.

Recreation Recreational activities and areas of interest abound in the Kanawha County region. The Kanawha River is noted for its fishing and boating opportunities, with several river access points available. Other notable recreational destinations in the area and region include:

New River Gorge National River - http://www.nps.gov/neri/index.htm

Hawks Nest State Park - http://www.hawksnestsp.com/

Kanawha State Forest - http://www.kanawhastateforest.com/

Additional recreational opportunities in the region include white water rafting on the New and Gauley rivers, plus hiking, camping, fishing, hunting, and skiing.

APPENDIX

Appendix A - Site Maps

Appendix B - Site Photos

Appendix C - Solar Energy Calculation Table

Appendix A - Site Maps

Appendix A - Site Maps (Tographic map of area with Slaughter Creek Property shown) (Aerial photo

(Tographic map of area with Slaughter Creek Property shown)

Appendix A - Site Maps (Tographic map of area with Slaughter Creek Property shown) (Aerial photo

(Aerial photo of Slaughter Creek site)

Appendix B - Site Photos

Appendix B - Site Photos (Access roads present throughout the site) (Large sections of ridge-top land

(Access roads present throughout the site)

B - Site Photos (Access roads present throughout the site) (Large sections of ridge-top land suitable

(Large sections of ridge-top land suitable for development)

Appendix C Solar Energy Calculations, Charleston, WV (based on NREL PV Watts Calculations)

 

Station Identification

   

City:

 

Charleston

 

State:

 

West Virginia

Latitude:

 

38.37° N

 

Longitude:

81.60° W

 

Elevation:

290 m

 

PV

System Specifications

 

DC

Rating:

4.0

kW

DC

to AC Derate Factor:

0.770

 

AC

Rating:

3.1

kW

Array Type:

Fixed Tilt

 

Array Tilt:

38.4°

 

Array Azimuth:

180.0°

 

Energy Specifications

 

Cost of Electricity:

9.0

¢/kWh

 
 

Results

 

Solar Radiation (kWh/m 2 /day)

AC Energy

 

Energy Value

Month

(kWh)

($)

 

1

3.01

 

290

 

26.10

2

3.44

 

291

 

26.19

3

4.51

 

412

 

37.08

4

5.13

 

443

 

39.87

5

5.20

 

454

 

40.86

6

5.24

 

431

 

38.79

7

5.34

 

451

 

40.59

8

5.30

 

442

 

39.78

9

4.93

 

409

 

36.81

10

4.46

 

400

 

36.00

11

3.15

 

280

 

25.20

12

2.37

 

223

 

20.07

Year

4.35

4527

 

407.43