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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40th Anniversary logo for the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE).

The 40th Anniversary of OSMRE and the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA), celebrating 40 years of people, energy, and the environment!


Featured News and Stories

President Proposes $122 Million FY 2019 Budget for OSMRE

President Proposes $122 Million FY 2019 Budget for OSMRE

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OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2017 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Recognizes Winners of the 2017 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

Two Mining Companies, and an Association of Mining Operators, Livestock and Agricultural Interests Win the 2017 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

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AML Economic Development Pilot Program Annual Report for FY 2016

OSMRE releases report on FY 2016 AML Pilot Projects

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OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2017 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2017 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

Bureau to Honor Five States During its 25th AML Reclamation Awards Presentation

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OSMRE Issues Guidance for AML Pilot Projects

OSMRE Issues Guidance for AML Pilot Projects

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Interior Deputy Secretary Bernhardt Joins OSMRE Employees to Mark 40th Anniversary

Interior Deputy Secretary Bernhardt Joins OSMRE Employees to Mark 40th Anniversary

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President Proposes $129 Million FY 2018 Budget for OSMRE

President Proposes $129 Million FY 2018 Budget for OSMRE

Budget Increases Efficiencies, Supports Energy Production, Reduces Regulatory Burdens

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OSMRE Welcomes Secretary Ryan Zinke to Interior

OSMRE Welcomes Secretary Ryan Zinke to Interior

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Did You Know?

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Most coal consumed in the United States is used to generate electricity.
Coal is classified into 4 types: Subbituminous, Bituminous, Lignite, and Anthracite.

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

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