The Coal Program issues permits for coal mining and reclamation, and approves notices of intent to conduct exploration. Applicants demonstrate compliance with the Rules and Regulations to prevent negative impacts to environmental resources, protect public health and safety, and ensure reclamation of disturbed areas.
Coal permits are issued for five years and permittees have the right to successive renewal if a complete permit application for renewal is submitted at least 180 days prior to the expiration date. Notices of intent to conduct exploration are valid for the expected duration of the project, but may be extended if a written request is submitted to and approved by the Division.
Revisions to coal permits can be requested when necessary. The type of revision depends upon the modification that is requested.
Click here to access permit and revision documents in the Division's Imaged Document Data.