Martin Marietta - Orangeburg Quarry

Martin Marietta Materials, Inc. has requested to modify its mine operating permit for the Orangeburg Quarry to expand the permit boundary by approximately 998.7 acres. The quarry is located at 950 County Line Road, Cross, S.C., approximately 6 miles southeast of Eutawville, SC (a portion of TMS #0370-00-00-001.000).  A proposed reclamation plan to restore the site to lake/pond and grassland has been submitted with the application. 


Mining 

DHEC’s Bureau of Land and Waste Management (BLWM) received the Mine Operating Permit Application on April 3, 2018. A Notice of Intent to Mine and a public comment period for the proposed modification was advertised by DHEC in the Times and Democrat newspaper on September 25, 2018, and again on October 2, 2018. The notice was also mailed to adjacent landowners, required government and regulatory agencies, and other interested parties.    

The mine operating permit application and other information considered in the BLWM permitting process for the proposed modification are available below:  

Written comments on the mine operating permit application will be accepted through September 24, 2021, and should be submitted by email or US Mail to:  

Jeremy Eddy, Project Manager  
DHEC Bureau of Land and Waste Management  
2600 Bull Street 
Columbia, SC 29201  
Email: eddyje@dhec.sc.gov

A final decision on the mine operating permit application will not be made until after review and consideration of all written comments received through September 24, 2021

Virtual Public Meeting and Public Hearing 

DHEC held a Public Hearing to to accept comments on the proposed modification of the Martin Marietta Orangeburg Quarry on September 9, 2021 at 6:00 pm. 

A recording of the public meeting and public hearing and and the presentation can be found below:

If you are unable to access the webpage, or have questions about participating in the public meeting or public hearing, please contact Jeremy Eddy no later than September 2, 2021 at (803) 898-7609, or by email at eddyje@dhec.sc.gov, to register and receive the public meeting presentation.

What to Expect After the Public Hearing 

Once the public comment period closes, DHEC will review all comments received and determine if any modifications need to be made to the permit application. Additional information will be requested from the applicant, if necessary. DHEC’s final decision to either approve or deny the mine permit modification and a summary response to all comments received will be made available on this webpage and provided to everyone on DHEC’s mailing list. If you would like to be on our mailing list, please complete the registration form here.   

For questions about the mine operating permit application or the DHEC’s permitting process, please contact:  

Jeremy Eddy  
Phone:   (803) 898-7609
Email: eddyje@dhec.sc.gov  

Local DHEC Contacts 

To speak with someone in our local Environmental Affairs Lowcountry Regional Office, please contact Wendy Boswell (843) 953-0150, or by email at boswelwm@dhec.sc.gov.  

For information on current or previous sites of public interest, visit DHEC's Environmental Sites of Interest webpage.