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Primacy Coal Mining Permits

Permit Forfeiture and Land Reclamation Status Report

Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) regulations at 25 Pa Code Chapter 86, Section 86.145 require that existing guidelines for coal permit bonding rates shall be reviewed and, if necessary, revised annually to reflect the current cost of forfeiture reclamation to the department. This report assesses the historical, current and future projected costs of land reclamation actually incurred and expected to be incurred by the department on forfeited primacy coal permit sites and identifies the income available to complete this reclamation.