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Division of Mine Permits

ATTENTION:  As of June 28, 2016, the Division of Mine Permits is relocating to the new state office building located at 300 Sower Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Frankfort KY 40601.  Please address all correspondence to the Division at our new address.


The Division of Mine Permits, along with the Division of Abandoned Mine Lands and the Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement, administers the surface coal mining regulatory program in Kentucky. The Division of Mine Permits evaluates applications, including mining and reclamation plans, and issues permits to ensure that all surface coal mining operations in Kentucky meet the minimum performance standards for environmental and public protection and reclamation as required by the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977.





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