Evergreen Mining Co. in Webster County. The operation, a revision to an existing permit, proposed one fill in a watershed area of 120 acres.
Work on these five permits can start immediately.
They have also been approved by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
DEP also issued a permit for Patriot Mining in Monongalia County. It proposed to fill in a drainage area of 65 acres. This project still needs approval from the Corps.
Miano said, "We want to assure the citizens of West Virginia that environmentally sound permits will be issued in a timely manner.
"This is a complicated process and DEP is committed to working with the other involved federal agencies to expedite the permit process," Miano said.