OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Resources and References

Useful references and resources for visitors to our OSMRE website.

A-Z Index - An alphabetical listing of OSMRE webpages.
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Bonds - As a prerequisite for obtaining a coal mining permit, a person must post a reclamation bond to ensure that the regulatory authority will have sufficient funds to reclaim the site if the permittee fails to complete the reclamation plan approved in the permit.
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Budget - Budget information for the past several years including budget justifications, proposed budget summmaries, and the Department of Interior's "Budget in Brief".
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Congressional Affairs- This webpage provides direct links to the Surface Mining Law of 1977, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2006, publications, speeches, and testimony.
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Directives - Directives are written communication provided in the form of instructions, manuals, notices, guides, policies, and procedures. These policy documents assist employees in effectively performing their jobs.
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Emergency Management - This emergency information will assist with taking action to prepare, plan, and stay informed in case of an emergency.
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FAQs - A list of Frequently Asked Questions.
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FAM - The Federal Assistance Manual is used to show how OSMRE its grantees manage Federal grants.
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FEDREG - A listing of Federal Register Documents and related links.
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Forms - This site provides the most current official version of forms, applications, and instructions.
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Grants - This page gives information on both Regulatory Program grants and Abandoned Mine Land (AML) grants.
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Laws, Regulations, and Guidance - A listing of applicable laws, and links to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register Documents, and other policy and guidance documents.
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Library - The OSMRE Technical Library is a publicly available Federal resource which supports technical inquiries related to coal mining regulation documentation, and acquires and maintains research development publications and materials aimed at evaluating impacts associated with mining.
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News & Stories - A listing of recent news releases and featured news and stories.
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Safety & Health - Resources, guidance, contacts, and various forms dealing with safety and health information.
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Website Policies - A listing of notices and web policies applicable to OSMRE.
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Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 4/04/14

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