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.
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:
- Cover Letter
- MR-1300: Application for Modifying a Mine Operating Permit
- MR-500: Reclamation Plan
- Mine Maps
- Initial DHEC Public Notice
- United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Approved Jurisdictional Determination
- Correspondence with SC Department of Natural Resources
- Correspondence with U.S. Fish & Wildlife
- Red-Cockaded Woodpecker Study
- Correspondence with State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO)
- DHEC Notice of Hearing and Extended Public Comment Period
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
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:
- Martin Marietta Public Meeting/Hearing Presentation - September 9, 2021
- Martin Marietta Public Meeting/Hearing Recording - September 9, 2021
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 email@example.com, to register and receive the public meeting presentation.
- Corrected Conference ID Number for Public Meeting and Hearing
- Differences Between Public Meetings & Public Hearings
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:
Local DHEC Contacts
For information on current or previous sites of public interest, visit DHEC's Environmental Sites of Interest webpage.