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Mines and Mining (Maryland)

Eligibility 
Commercial
Construction
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Municipal/Public Utility
Retail Supplier
Rural Electric Cooperative
Systems Integrator
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Maryland
Program Type 
Safety and Operational Guidelines
Siting and Permitting
Provider 
Maryland Department of the Environment

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.).