OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Information For Citizens...

OSMRE oversees mining in 27 states and Indian tribes across the Nation. From our inspectors in the west to our hydrologists in Appalachia, OSMRE strives to carry out its mission as mandated by Congress in 1977.

Would you like information on our mission, scope, and oversight duties? Would you like to learn more about postmining land uses, or maybe to learn how OSMRE helps states address the daunting problems stemming from Abandoned Mine Lands? Learn more about us, form a partnership, engage in our rulemaking process, work for us, or just let us know what you think? If so, OSMRE is here to help.

This page highlights some key resouces on OSMRE's website that should be very valuable to citizens.

Oversight Public Participation and Documents - The fundamental purpose of oversight is to ensure that states and tribes are effectively implementing, administering, maintaining, and enforcing approved state and tribal programs.
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Request a mine inspection - Under the Surface Mining Law you, a citizen, may request an inspection if a violation is suspected.
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Who to call about an abandoned mine land reclamation problem - A list of contacts for states and tribes.
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Federal Regulations - Information on the Code of Federal Regulations.
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Request Materials - A listing of publications, videos, and other documents currently available from OSMRE.
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Submit a FOIA Request - Information on submitting a Freedom of Information or FOIA request.
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SMCRA - "An Act to provide for the cooperation between the Secretary of the Interior and the States with respect to the regulation of surface coal mining operations, and the acquisition and reclamation of abandoned mines, and for other purposes.".
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State and Tribal AML and Regulatory Contacts - A list of contacts for states and tribes.
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Submit Public Comments on Proposed Rules - This links to the Regulations.gov website where citizens can comment on proposed rules.
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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: 5/29/14

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, 1951 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20240
(202) 208-2565 | TTY: (202) 208-2694 | Email: osm-getinfo@osmre.gov


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