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 Announces Winners of the 2016 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2016 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

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OSMRE to Initiate Rulemaking on Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

OSMRE to Initiate Rulemaking on Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

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OSMRE Issues Policy Advisory Regarding Use of Self-bonding For Coal Mine Reclamation

OSMRE Issues Policy Advisory Regarding Use of Self-bonding For Coal Mine Reclamation

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OSMRE Funds National Academy of Sciences Study of Potential Health Risks Related to Surface Coal Mining in Central Appalachia

OSMRE Funds National Academy of Sciences Study of Potential Health Risks Related to Surface Coal Mining in Central Appalachia

$1 million study responds to state request

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OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2016 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2016 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

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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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  • Western Region
  • Mid-Continent Region
  • Appalachian Region
  • OSMRE Headquarters
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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: 8/22/16

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