The Yoast Mine, a surface mine operated by Peabody Energy, is located approximately 25 miles west of Steamboat Springs, CO. The Yoast Mine’s permit area encompasses approximately 2,300 acres, of which approximately 1,000 acres were disturbed. The mine was operational from 1994 until coal production ceased and reclamation began in February, 2006. The mine is fully reclaimed and has received Phase I Bond Release on approximately 750 acres and Phase II Bond Release on approximately 600 acres. The Yoast Mine is currently in its period of extended liability.