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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-2322


General Permit for Bluestone (5 Acres or Less) Mining; BMR-GP-105

[40 Pa.B. 6985]
[Saturday, December 4, 2010]

 In compliance with section 26(b) of the Noncoal Surface Mining Conservation and Reclamation Act (52 P. S. § 3326(b)); section 1920-A of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P. S. § 510-20) and 25 Pa. Code Chapter 77, the Department of Environmental Protection (Department) by this notice announces the issuance of a general permit for bluestone (5 acres or less) mining (BMR-GP-105).

 This general permit is for use by eligible persons for the extraction of noncoal minerals, specifically bluestone and other fine grained sandstone predominantly found in the northeast and northern tier counties of this Commonwealth on a mining area that is 5 acres or less. The area to be affected by bluestone extraction under this general permit must be 5 acres or less. Including support area, the size of the general permit area must not exceed 10 acres. The maximum highwall height allowed under this general permit is 100 feet.

 This general permit is available for use in the following counties: Bradford, Cameron, Centre, Lackawanna, Lycoming, McKean, Pike, Potter, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming. The permit is not valid in the Upper Delaware River Scenic and Recreational River Corridor. The effective date of the permit is 30 days after publication of this notice.

 The permit document, application form and instructions have been posted on the Department's web site at (eLibrary, then Permit and Authorization Packages, then Mining, then Industrial Minerals, then General Permits).


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-2322. Filed for public inspection December 3, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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