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Non-Coal Mining Information
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Solid mineral (including sand and gravel) mines do not require a mining permit from the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, but may require several permits from other federal, state, parish or other municipal government agencies. Anyone planning to operate a non-coal mine in Louisiana may refer to the Permitting section below for important contact information. Please understand that the list and information presented below is not all-inclusive. It is the responsibility of the prospective non-coal mine operator to determine the appropriate regulatory process for permitting and operating a non-coal mine.
Most written procedures on mine reclamation are designed for coal mining, but the general concepts can apply to any type of surface mine and include, at the least: