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.
Obtaining the License
Ready to get your license? - Steps, Requirements, and Documents
Submit a completed application to:
Maryland Department of Environment
Bureau of Mines
160 South Water Street
Frostburg, MD 21532
Apply for the License
Download the application .PDF file
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 §1201, et seq.
STATE: Environment Article, Title 15, Subtitle 5 and 6; Sections 15-504 and 15-605.