Coal Mining Operator License Details

Coal Mining Operator License

General Info - Statewide License

Maryland requires anyone responsible for a coal mining operation to obtain a mining operator license from the Department. The purpose of the license is to ensure that coal mining operations meet the Department's environmental standards, have proper credentials, have acceptable track records in Maryland and elsewhere, and meet financial accountability requirements. 

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    Approval time

  • $200.00

    Application cost

Obtaining the License

Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents

  1. Submit a completed application to:

    Maryland Department of Environment

    Bureau of Mines

    160 South Water Street

    Frostburg, MD 21532

Apply for the License


License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

John E. Carey


Tel: (301) 689-1440

Legal Authority

What laws and regulations give Maryland Department of Environment the legal authority to issue this approval?