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ADEM will hold a public hearing on Thursday, August 28 at 6 pm regarding the proposed Shepherd Bend Mine, a threat to drinking water for 200,000 people in the greater Birmingham area. The hearing will be at the Tom Bevill Building Exhibit Hall, Building 1400, Bevill State Community College Sumiton Campus, 101 State Street, Sumiton, AL 35148. Those at the hearing may comment on the draft Clean Water Act permit for water pollution discharges from the mine into the Mulberry Fork of the Black Warrior River. ADEM will also accept written comments about the mine at the August 28 hearing or by mail or email before 5 pm on August 29. Send comments to Russell A. Kelly, Chief | Permits and Services Division | ADEM | P. O. Box 30130-1463 | Montgomery, AL 36110-2059 | firstname.lastname@example.org