OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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The following questions are common for visitors to the OSMRE website.

Report an Emergency - Report Catastrophic Emergencies to 1 (877) 315-2047. This emergency phone number will help you to prepare, plan, and stay informed in case of an emergency.
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File a Citizen Complaint/Request an Inspection - Under the Surface Mining Law, you may request that OSMRE conduct an inspection if you suspect a violation has occurred.
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Find a Regulator - A list of contacts for states and tribes with responsibilities under the Surface Mining Law.
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Find Laws and Regulations - A listing of applicable laws, links to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register documents, and other policy and guidance documents.
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Comment on a Public Document - This links to the Regulations.gov website where citizens can comment on proposed rules.
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File a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Request - Information on submitting a FOIA request.
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Participate in Oversight - The fundamental purpose of oversight in the Surface Mining Law is to ensure that states and tribes are effectively implementing, administering, maintaining, and enforcing their approved programs. You have a role in the oversight process.
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Locate and Request a Mine Map - A link to OSMRE's National Mine Map Repository, where you can find and request mine maps.
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Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 3/11/14

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