Surface Mine Board
Phone: (304) 926-0445
The Surface Mine Board conducts hearings on appeals in regard to coal mining and quarries. The board hears appeals presented by any party that believes it is aggrieved by a decision of the Cabinet Secretary of the DEP. Decisions appealed include permits issued, permit applications denied, notices of violation and failure to issue notices of violation for alleged violation of law or regulations. The board also hears appeals from parties asking to amend attorney fees when the appealing party believes it makes a substantial contribution to the decision of the board.