Draft General Permit for the Reclamation of Forfeited Noncoal Mines (GP-106)

[49 Pa.B. 1854]
[Saturday, April 13, 2019]

 The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) proposes to authorize, by general permit, subject to the terms, conditions and criteria set forth in the general permit, the extraction of noncoal minerals from a site in order to facilitate the reclamation of sites that have previously been forfeited prior to reclamation. This draft permit was developed as a mechanism to address forfeited industrial mineral mine sites.

 The total mining area to be affected by the mineral extraction activities cannot exceed 5 acres (2.02 hectares) beyond what was previously disturbed or a 300-foot perimeter around the previously disturbed area, whichever is greater.

 The draft General Permit 106 (GP-106) is available for review and can be accessed on the Department's eComment web site at

 Interested persons may submit written comments on this draft General Permit through Monday, May 13, 2019. Comments, including comments submitted by e-mail, must include the originator's name and address. Commentators are encouraged to submit comments using the Department's online eComment tool at www.ahs.dep. or by e-mail to Written comments can also be mailed to the Department of Environmental Protection, Policy Office, Rachel Carson State Office Building, P.O. Box 2063, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2063.

 Questions regarding the draft GP-106 can be directed to Eric Oliver at or (814) 342-8200.


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-531. Filed for public inspection April 12, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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