Bureau of Mining Programs
The Bureau of Mining Programs administers the environmental regulatory program for all coal and noncoal mining activities in Pennsylvania. BMP also develops policy, documents, regulations, and technical guidance, and compiles scientific analysis and statistical reporting in support of DEP's mine permitting, licensing and compliance operations. Its mission is to ensure environmentally responsible mining practices and adequate land reclamation during and following the mining process.
The Office of the Director
Rachel Carson State Office Building
P.O. Box 8461
Harrisburg, PA 17105-8461
Organizational Chart (PDF)
Programs and Services
Permitting and Technical
Development of permit applications and templates, scientific and technical support for Bureau of District Mining Operations.
Environmental Analysis and Support
Notice to Mine Operators: The due date for submission of Mine Employment and Production Reports for calendar year 2023 is January 21, 2024. Please see the following links for additional information:
Mine Employment and Production Report (Downloadable Form and Instructions)
Annual Production Reports (ePermitting)
Standard Operating Procedures