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

Nomination Deadline Updated for OSMRE’s Annual Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

Nomination Deadline Updated for OSMRE’s Annual Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

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OSMRE Welcomes Secretary Ryan Zinke to Interior

OSMRE Welcomes Secretary Ryan Zinke to Interior

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OSMRE Welcomes New Regional Director for Mid-Continent Region

OSMRE Welcomes New Regional Director for Mid-Continent Region

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Available Final EA, Signed FONSI and Mining Plan Approval Document for the Colowyo Coal Mine, Collom Expansion

Available Final EA, Signed FONSI and Mining Plan Approval Document for the Colowyo Coal Mine, Collom Expansion

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Nominations Now Open for the Silver Anniversary of the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

Nominations Now Open for the Silver Anniversary of the Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

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OSMRE Announces More Than $180 Million in Funding Availability for States and Tribes for Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation

OSMRE Announces More Than $180 Million in Funding Availability for States and Tribes for Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation

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Veteran Pennsylvania Mining Engineer to Receive OSMRE�s 5th ECHO Award

Veteran Pennsylvania Mining Engineer to Receive OSMRE's 5th ECHO Award

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Did You Know?

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Most coal consumed in the United States is used to generate electricity.
Coal is classified into 4 types: Subbituminous, Bituminous, Lignite, and Anthracite.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 4/24/17

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