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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.

Nathan Houtz
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. Main Page



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