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Schmid & Company Publications



  • Longwall Mining A to Z: Learning from the Pennsylvania Experience. 2016.



  • Undermining the Public Trust: A Review and Analysis of PADEP Fourth Act 54. Five-year Assessment Report. 2015.



  • The Illusion of Environmental Protection: Permitting Longwall Coal Mines in Pennsylvania. 2014.


  • Recommendations to Expedite PADEP Underground Bituminous Coal Mine Permit Application Reviews. 2012.



  • The Increasing Damage from Underground Coal Mining in PA A Review and Analysis of PADEP's Third Act-54 Report.    2011.




  • Protection of Water Resources from Longwall Mining in Southwestern PA.     2010.



  • A Need to Identify Special Protection Status and Apply Existing Use Protections to Certain Waterways in Greene and Washington Counties, PA. 2010.


  • Proposed Redesignation of Tributaries to South Fork Tenmile Creek. 2009.
  • Also Online at Penn Future:


  • Stephen P. Kunz Comments to OSM on Excess Spoil, Coal Mine Waste, and Buffers for Waters of the United States. 2007.


  • Stephen P. Kunz Comments on Second Act 54 Five-Year Report. 2005.


  • Stephen P. Kunz Comments on Draft Technical Guidance Document 563-2000-655 Surface Water Protection - Underground Bituminous Coal Mining. 2005.


  • Stephen P. Kunz Comments on Draft Technical Guidance Document 563-2000-655. 2002.


  • Stephen P. Kunz Comments to CAC on Study of the Effects of Longwall Mining on Streams, Wetlands, and Riparian Areas. 2002.


    Schmid, James A. and Stephen P. Kunz Wetlands and Longwall Mining: Regulatory Failure in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Prepared for the Raymond Proffitt Foundation. Media, PA: Schmid & Co., Inc., 2000. p.


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