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  • December 5, 2019 The Department of Environmental Protection announces the amount of the per acre Reclamation Fee for 2020. Effective January 1, 2020, the per acre Reclamation Fee will be $100. The fee amount is recalculated each year in accordance with 25 Pa. Code § 86.17(e)(4) (relating to permit and reclamation fees). Refer to 25 Pa. Code § 86.17 for more detailed information.
  • November 6, 2019 The EFA for epermitting has been updated with minor additional instructions.
  • November 2, 2019 Revised regulations on Water Supply Replacement for coal surface mines (Pa. Code Chapters 87 and 88) are published for comment.
  • September 18, 2019 A new fee page is available detailing application and administrative fees for coal and noncoal permits.
  • August 20, 2019 Treatment ponds on both coal and noncoal operations now require certification upon construction; for coal sites, annual certifications are required, thereafter.
  • July 15, 2019 Beneficial Use of Biosolids & Residential Septage at Active Mine Sites (563-2000-602) has been published as final. The document and the Comment and Response document can be found here.

Mining-related Permitting and Technical Topics

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

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