OFFICE OF SURFACE MINING RECLAMATION AND ENFORCEMENT
Ancient Technology Meets 21st Century Sustainability; OSM's Applied Sciences and Technology Transfer Program Re-Introduces the TROMPE, A First Use of an Old Idea to Clean Up Mine Water
Event scheduled for 10:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 18, 2013
PITTSBURGH, PA ó In the 1600s, Italian engineers discovered a way to compress air using only gravity and water. Later on, Spanish engineers working on ways to improve iron production realized this technique could be used to drive their tools. In the 20th century, modern engineers realized the advantages of using the same device to drive tools used in underground mining while also supplying fresh air to miners.
OSM Introduces New Version of Worldwide Software Release
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), in cooperation with the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection and the U.S. Geological Survey, formally released the latest version of its water treatment software package that provides scientists with a way to economically and dependably create active and passive treatment plans. The software package has provided communities around the world with significant savings while also eliminating serious threats to local environments.
OSM Provides Grant to Flight 93 Memorial to Prevent Coal Mine Related Pollution, Improve Site for Visitors
In October 2012, the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement made available more than $300,000 to the Flight 93 National Memorial, which honors the passengers and crew that prevented terrorists from flying a Boeing 757 jetliner into its reputed target, Washington, D.C., on September 11, 2001.
The grant will provide a way to help clean up acid mine drainage water from an underground coal mine near the crash site, while also providing for a better visiting experience for those who tour the memorial.
OSM Grants $312,000 to Improve Water Quality at Flight 93 Memorial
The National Park Service (NPS) announced the continued effort to improve the water quality of Lamberts Run, a stream bisecting the Flight 93 National Memorial that flows into the Stonycreek River in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
A $312,000 grant from the Department of Interiorís Office of Surface Mining to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Resources will ultimately construct a settling bed to filter iron and manganese from the pumped well discharge.
Al Whitehouse's testimony before the Committee on Natural Resources Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources on H.R. 785
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Issues Second Call for Nominations for Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) is issuing is a second call for nominations for the bureau's 2012 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards.
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Extends Deadline for 2012 Active Mine Reclamation Award Nominations to March 30
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) has extended the deadline for submitting nominations for its annual award program recognizing the best examples of reclaiming coal mines. Nominations for the Excellence in Surface Mining Reclamation Awards are now due to state regulatory authorities or the OSM field office in non-primacy states by March 30.
OSM to Hold Conference Call Briefing on Proposed FY 2013 Budget
(Washington, D.C.) – The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) will hold a teleconference on February 14 for interested parties to learn more about President Obama's proposed Fiscal Year 2013 budget for OSM.