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. 

After careful consideration of all comments and information received from concerned citizens and local, state, and federal agencies, DHEC has determined that the Orangeburg Quarry can comply with the South Carolina Mining Act and applicable air, water, and mining regulations.  Having made this determination, and being in receipt of the required financial assurance, DHEC has approved the mine application and is issuing the modification to Mine Operating Permit I-000802 for the Orangeburg Quarry. The final mine permit, maps, reclamation plan, and a summary response to comments are available below.   

DHEC appreciates the interest, engagement, and comments received from all our stakeholders during the environmental permitting process for the Orangeburg Quarry.


DHEC’s Bureau of Land and Waste Management (BLWM) received an application to modify a mine operating permit for the Orangeburg Quarry on April 03, 2018. Documents used in the BLWM permitting process are available below:

The BLWM placed the mine operating permit application on public notice and began accepting public comments in September 2018. The BLWM completed review of all information and public comments received in writing, as well as those shared during the DHEC public hearing held on September 09, 2021. Additional information provided by the applicant was also reviewed.

Questions about the mine operating permit and the BLWM’s permitting process may be directed to: 

Jeremy Eddy, Project Manager  
(803) 898-7609

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, to register and receive the public meeting presentation.

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  

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