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Permitting and Technical Section

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  • BMP email: The Bureau of Mining Programs now accepts general inquiries via email at For permitting or epermitting questions, the preferred email remains
  • DMO address: New Stanton DMO has revised their mailing address to exclude the PO Box. Please send all mail to: New Stanton District Mining Office | 131 Broadview Road | New Stanton PA 15672 or to the email address
  • May 28, 2022 - Liners and Caps TGD (563-2112-656) has been published as final. The final version and the Comment and Response document can be found here.
  • May 16, 2022 – The page for Public Notification for Mining Permits – Coal and Noncoal has been updated. Included is a downloadable template to construct a public notification.
  • April 11, 2022 - Nathan Houtz, P.G. has been named Bureau Director of Mining Programs, replacing William Allen who retired on April 8. Bruce Carl, Chief of Permitting and Compliance divisions also retired on April 8. Sharon Hill, P.G. is Acting Division Chief. Richard Lamkie, Chief of the Explosives section retired in March. Inquiries for the explosives program can be directed to Ms. Hill.

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
* This address is for informal requests only. If you are seeking DEP records, click for a request form. You may submit a Right to Know legal request form via e-mail to