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Do you have a general question, comment or suggestion to pass along to us? If so, please send it to us at You may also leave a message on our Office of Communications telephone line at (202) 208-2565. The TTY telephone text number is (202) 208-2694. We will respond directly to you, if appropriate, or forward your inquiry to the office more specialized in responding to you.

If you are a representative of the Media, please send your email to Our news page is available at

For Congressional inquiries, contact us at or view the Congressional Information page at

A tour of a coal mine site provides a unique perspective for OSMRE employees who stand on the edge of the coal mine and look down.

About Us

Learn more about, including information about our programs such as Title IV: Reclaiming Abandoned Mine Lands, Title V: Regulating Coal Mines, and Applying Science and Technology.

If you are interested in a career opportunity with OSMRE, visit the OSMRE vacancy page on the USAJOBS website.

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Public Participation and Outreach in Oversight

Visit if you would like to provide suggestions or feedback on OSMRE's potential oversight topics or work plans in a specific state/tribe.

Subject Matter Contacts

From a bio-assessment of a stream, biologists can get a good idea, based on which species are present in the stream, the water quality.

Abandoned Mine Land Inventory System: For questions relating to the inventory of abandoned mine lands, please email or visit our AML Website at

For questions relating to the Applicant Violator System (AVS), an Automated information system of applicants, permittees, operators, violations and related data maintained by States and OSMRE please see our AVS website at or view our OSMRE Employee Directory with AVS contacts

For inquiries on Doing Business with OSMRE and to read our guidance for small operators and small businesses, please view our web page at To find a contracting officer please visit our webpage at

For inquiries on OSMRE Directives or other policy and guidance documents, please email or view our Directives webpage at

For inquiries on our Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) program, please email or view our EEO webpage at

For inquiries on Filing a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, please email or view our FOIA webpage at

For inquiries to our Human Resources (HR) Office, please call 202-208-2965 or view our HR page at

For inquiries on our Information Quality Guidelines Program to ensure and maximize the quality, objectivity, utility, and integrity of government information disseminated to the public, please email or view our webpage at

For inquiries on participating in OSMRE's Oversight program to make coal mining more effective, please email or view our webpage at

For inquiries on our Safety and Health activities, please see out list of safety officers at or view our safety webpage at

For information on State and Tribal Contacts in AML (Title IV) and Regulatory (Title V) Programs, please go to our web page at

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