Permitting and Technical Section
- 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
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
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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