Mines and Mining (Maryland)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

EZFeed Policy

Place Maryland

Applies to States or Provinces Maryland
Name Mines and Mining (Maryland)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Maryland Department of the Environment
Primary Website http://www.mde.state.md.us/programs/Land/mining/Pages/programs/landprograms/mining/index.aspx

Last Review 2014-09-15


It is the policy of the state to encourage the development of mined resources in Maryland while protecting the environment and public health and safety. This legislation establishes the Bureau of Mines within the Department of the Environment and provides for the establishment of rules and regulations governing mining activity. The legislation addresses the permitting process for mining activities; the examination, licensing, inspection, and supervision of mining activity (sec. 15-301 et seq.); mine safety (sec. 15-401 et seq.); strip mining (sec. 15-501 et seq.); deep mine control (sec. 15-601 et seq.); and surface mining (sec. 15-801 et seq.).

Policy Contact

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Address 1800 Washington Boulevard
Place Baltimore, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21230
Phone (410) 537-3000

Department Maryland Department of the Environment
Division Bureau of Mines
Address 160 S. Water Street
Place Frostburg, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21532
Phone 301-689-1440

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Environment Article, 15-101 et seq. Through 15-801 et seq., Annotated Code of Maryland

Authority 2: COMAR 26.20, 26.21