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

OSMRE Director Joe Pizarchik To Present Longtime Environmental Advocate With OSMRE’s Fourth ECHO Award

OSMRE Director Joe Pizarchik To Present Longtime Environmental Advocate With OSMRE’s Fourth ECHO Award

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OSMRE Extends Public Comment Period on Petition Regarding Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

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10th Annual ARRI Mined Land Reforestation Conference, 'Perspectives on the FRA' in Knoxville, TN August 2-3, 2016.

ARRI Mined Land Reforestation Conference

The 10th Annual ARRI Mined Land Reforestation Conference will be held in Knoxville, TN August 2-3, 2016. The theme this year is “Perspectives on the FRA.”

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Spring Creek Mine LBA1 Environmental Assessment

Spring Creek Mine LBA1 Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned FONSI for the Spring Creek Mine, LBA 1 mining plan modification.

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Jim Bridger Coal Mine Complex

Jim Bridger Coal Mine Complex, Mining Plan Modification

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA)

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Know a young person interested in serving America?

OSMRE has opportunities for college-aged interns, AmeriCorps and VISTAs.

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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: 6/21/16

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20240
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