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Permitting and Technical Section

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  • August 3, 2020 – 563-2112-217 – Alkaline Addition for Surface Coal Mines TGD has been published as final. The associated study is also published on the BMP Reports page.
  • July 30, 2020 – 5600-FM-BMP0374 - Bond Release Request for Small Noncoal Form has been updated. Please use this new form for all small noncoal bond release requests.
  • June 29, 2020 – GP-106 General Permit for Reclamation of Forfeited Noncoal Mines – 5600-PM-BMP454: A new general permit for forfeited noncoal sites is effective June 27 and available for use. Find the permit and application information here.
  • June 18, 2020 - Fee information for applications: The fee information in all mining applications has been removed and replaced with directions to access the webpage for fees association with mining activities. This page is updated whenever fees changes. All fee changes are also published in the PA Bulletin prior to the effective date.
  • May 18, 2020 BMP SOP-010 Hydrologic Assessment and Completion Reports for Underground Coal Mines has been posted. Please refer to this new SOP for all assessments and reports.

Mining-related Permitting and Technical Topics

This section of BMP is responsible for the following activities related to mining-related permitting and technical topics:

Contact Permits and Technical Services at
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