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The Division of Mineral Resources Management has implemented an electronic permitting system (EPS) for submittal of coal mining applications.
EPS became mandatory on July 1, 2013. Applications submitted after that date are expected to be on the electronic system. Paper applications will no longer be accepted.
Coal mining applicants and operators must have an approved Centralized Ownership and Control file to get an account for the electronic permitting system. Centralized Ownership and Control documents are located on the division’s Electronic Forms web page under the COCF tab.
To request an account in EPS, an Account Request (EPS) must be completed. An account request is required for each person that will log into EPS.
For coal mining companies to grant consulting companies permission to work on applications, a Consulting Company Authorization (EPS) must be completed. Each user for the consulting company will have to complete an EPS Account Request as well.
To make the transition from paper to electronic as smooth as possible, the Division will be working with applicants to remedy any problems encountered. If you encounter any problems, need training, or need access to the system, please contact EPS Support at EPSSupport@dnr.state.oh.us.
To discuss technical problems, you can contact John Hladek in our Cambridge Office (740) 439-9079, or Bob Johnson in our Columbus Office (614) 265-6633. For questions about the permitting process please contact Brent Heavilin in our Cambridge Office (740) 439-9079, or Sue Grant in our Columbus Office (614) 265-6633.
Coal Permitting Correspondence
The division will post coal permitting information such as memos, drafts and other correspondence intended for the coal industry's review to this site as it arises.
Effective August 12, 2013, the Electronic Permitting System includes the following new applications:
- PUL - Permit Update Letter
- NOI - Notice of Intention to Conduct coal Exploration Operations
- NOI Renewal - Request for Renewal Notice of Intention to Conduct Coal Exploration Operations
Effective August 1, 2013, all coal mining application/hydrology maps are requested to be submitted as geo-referenced ESRI standard Shape files that include application and/or permit boundaries. Shape files delineating affectment on surface mines are requested annually to coincide with filing an annual report, and underground mining extents are requested quarterly.
Additional format requirements for submittal of coal mining application maps