OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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What We Do

Since 1977, OSMRE has protected the environment and people while regulating surface coal mining in the United States, and funded the restoration of abandoned coal mines.


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Featured News and Stories

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OSMRE Announces Schedule of Public Hearings for the proposed Stream Protection Rule and Associated DEIS

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Logo and announcement of the OSMRE Appalachian Region Technology Transfer (ARTT) Event at the Flight 93 Memorial: Enhanced Solids Removal and Passive Removal of Manganese at Circumneutral pH tours on August 27, 2015.

OSMRE Appalachian Region Technology Transfer (ARTT) Event at the Flight 93 Memorial

Tour the treatment systems, Enhanced Solids Removal and Passive Removal of Manganese at Circumneutral pH, at the Flight 93 Memorial on August 27th, 2015.

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Anniversary of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

Anniversary of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act

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Announcement to submit Applied Science Proposals for OSMRE Cooperative Agreements

Announcement to submit Applied Science Proposals for OSMRE Cooperative Agreements

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OSMRE issues Record of Decision on Four Corners Power Plant & Navajo Mine Energy Project EI

OSMRE issues Record of Decision on Four Corners Power Plant & Navajo Mine Energy Project EIS

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OSMRE Introduces Proposed Stream Protection Rule

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Did You Know?

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The average price for coal exports during the first quarter of 2014 was $91.42 per short ton.
Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 8/10/15

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