Mining Program

Regulatory Authority

N.C. Mining Act of 1971 - G.S. 74, Article 7
Note: This copy of the state Mining Act does not reflect changes enacted during the 2017 legislative session. Please see below for more information on the 2017 changes.

Mine Permit Changes 2017

During the 2017 session of the N.C. General Assembly, an amendment was made to the N.C. Mining Act of 1971, which affects the permit term of existing mining permits. Pursuant to the passage of House Bill 56 that became law on Oct. 4, 2017 as SL 2017-209, all existing mining permits and any newly issued mining permits are to be issued for the life of the site or lease term.
The state Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources plans to issue mining permit modification letters to all existing mining permit holders notifying them that the letter shall serve to modify the existing mining permit to remove all references to the prior expiration date, and to convert any existing permit to a life of site or lease permit effective immediately. The division will require each permit holder to attach this letter to the existing mining permit for future reference. The mine name and permit number on the permit document, and all existing operating and reclamation conditions contained therein, shall remain in full force and effect. Furthermore, all provisions of GS 74-51 and GS 74-52 still apply for new, transferred and modified mining permits.
In addition to the life of site or lease mining permit provision, SL 2017-209 also enacted a new annual mining permit operating fee of $400 per mining permit number. By law, the initial payment of this annual $400 fee must be submitted to the Division of Energy, Mineral and Land Resources by Dec. 31, 2017. Beginning in 2018, the $400 annual operating fee must be submitted by July 1 of each year, with the required Annual Reclamation Report as required by GS 74-55. Failure to submit the fee by the required deadline will result in a $50 per month late fee and could result in the denial of future permit actions and/or revocation of a mining permit. The division will be contacting all existing mining permit holders in the near future to request payment of the initial annual fee that is due by Dec. 31, 2017.
Lastly, pursuant to GS 74-54, the cap on reclamation bonds has been raised from $500,000 to $1 million. Any adjustments needed in existing bonds will be initiated by this office or addressed during the next requested permit action unless you contact this office with a written request to have your bond reevaluated.

For more information about North Carolina's mining permit application review process, please see the state Mining Act.

Application Forms and Checklists


Pending Applications, That Have Or Will Have A Public Hearing.

Wake Stone Corporation Triangle Quarry 

Hanes Farm Sand Mine


Carolina Sunrock, LLC


Alamance Aggregates, LLC

Additional Mining Files

Alamance Aggregates Revised Maps 07/07/20 Alamance Aggregates Information for Submittal and Plans 06/10/20 Wake Stone Historical Files Alamance Aggregates Information for Submittal 03/05/20 Alamance Aggregates Information for Submittal 12/17/19

Alamance Aggregates Information for Submittal 12/17/19

Colonial Pipeline

  1. Certified Mail Receipt
  2. Colonial Pipeline & Duke Energy Easement
  3. Colonial Pipeline Crossing

Duke Energy

  1. Certified Mail Receipt
  2. LONO 5P1983 91.0 Alamance Aggregates LLC Access Road Crossing

Plans for DEQ 12/18/2019

  1. 7/23/2019 Skimmer Calc
  2. C101 Exist Cond
  3. C201 Mine Map
  4. C202 Plant & Stockpile
  5. C203 Mine Plan
  6. C204 Reclamation Plan
  7. C301 Overall EC
  8. C301A EC
  9. C301B EC
  10. C301C EC
  11. C301D EC
  12. C301E EC
  13. C301F EC
  14. C302 Skimmer Details
  15. C303 Entrance P&P
  16. C304 Drainage Areas
  17. C305 Entr Rd & Parking
  18. C401 Site Details
  19. C402 Site Details
  20. C403 Site Details
  21. C501 EC Details
  22. C502 EC Details
  23. Channel Calculations 7-23-2019
  24. Comments Addressed - Response Document
  25. Cover Sheet
  26. Energy Dissipator Calculations


Alamance Aggregate Plans 5/30/2019

Alamance Aggregate Plans 5/30/2019

  1. Snow Camp Plan Sheets - COVER
  2. Snow Camp Plan Sheets - 101 EXISTING CONDITIONS
  3. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-201 MINE MAP
  4. Snow Camp Plan Sheets -202 Stockpile
  5. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-203 MINE PLAN
  6. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-204 Reclamation
  7. Snow Camp Plan Sheet 301
  8. Snow Camp Plan Sheets 301A
  9. Snow Camp Plan Sheets 301B
  10. Snow Camp Plan Sheets 301C
  11. Snow Camp Plan Sheets 301D
  12. Snow Camp Plan Sheets 301E
  13. Snow Camp Plan Sheets 301F
  14. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-302 SED BASIN GRADING
  15. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-303 ENTRANCE ROAD
  16. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-304 DRAINAGE AREAS
  17. Snow Camp Plan Sheets-305 PARKING
  18. Detail Sheets-401-Details
  19. Detail Sheets-402-Details
  20. Detail Sheets-403-Details
  21. Detail Sheets-501-ESC Details
  22. Detail Sheets-502-ESC Details
  23. Channel Stabilization Calculations
  24. Energy Dissipator Calculations
  25. Overburden & Storage-Berm Calculations
  26. Snow Camp-Skimmer Basin Calculations (skimmers 1-27)
Alamance Aggregates Information for Submittal 05/30/19