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

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Agency/Contact

License Issuer - Information

Who issues the license?

Maryland Department of Environment

Contact Information

John E. Carey

Email: John.Carey@maryland.gov

Tel: (301) 689-1440



Legal Authority

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

FEDERAL: Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, 30 U.S.C.A ยง1201, et seq.

STATE: Environment Article, Title 15, Subtitle 5 and 6; Sections 15-504 and 15-605.