Mining and Quarry


ARM has extensive experience and the appropriate technical capabilities to assist the mineral quarry and mining industries. We offer a broad range of services ranging from the preparation of mine/quarry permits to evaluating potential impacts from mining associated with groundwater withdrawals and karst geology.

Mining / Quarry Permitting Experience & Capabilities:

  • Small & Large Non-Coal Industrial Minerals Permits, General Mining Permits (PA DEP GP-103 & GP-105)
  • NPDES Discharge Permitting – Individual and General Permits (GP-104), Anti-degradation and Water Quality Assessments
  • Mine Reclamation Fill (Clean Fill) Permitting
  • Water Withdrawal and Consumptive Use Permitting – Susquehanna and Delaware River Basin Commissions
  • Air Quality Permitting (Title V and Air Plan Approval Permit Applications, RFDs, GHG Reporting, NSPS Reports, Title V Compliance Certifications, and General Operating Permit (GP-3, GP-9 & GP-11) Applications)
  • Waterway Encroachment – PADEP Chapter-105, GP-4, GP-5, GP-8 and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Joint Permitting
  • PennDOT Highway Occupancy Permitting
  • Residual Waste and Municipal Waste General Permits
  • Land Development Planning and Approvals
  • Design Services

Mining/Quarry Investigation, Design, and Monitoring Capabilities:

  • Exploration – Drilling, Geologic Assessments, & Materials Testing
  • Mineral Reserve Estimates and Characterization
  • Overburden Sampling and Characterization
  • Water Pipeline and Pump System Design
  • Geophysical Investigations – Surface and Downhole Evaluations
  • Hydrogeologic Studies:
    • Groundwater Investigations
    • Quarry Dewatering Assessments
    • Zone of Influence Evaluations
    • Surface Water, Groundwater, and Discharge Monitoring
  • Assessment of Potential Impacts – Surface and Groundwater Resources
  • Baseline Sampling and Establishment of Background Conditions
  • Environmental Impact Statements, Wetland Delineations/Mitigation and Habitat/Endangered Species Surveys
  • Karst Hazard Assessments and Sinkhole Remediation
  • Reclamation/Redevelopment Planning
  • Civil/Geotechnical Engineering
  • GIS Mapping and AutoCAD Services
  • Electrical Engineering – Remote Telemetry and SCADA Design & Install
  • AMD Mitigation Plans and Assessment of Legacy Mining Impacts
  • Mine Subsidence Evaluations
  • Mine Subsidence Mitigation