OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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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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OSMRE Releases Report on FY 2016 - FY 2019 AML Pilot Program

OSMRE announces the release of the Report on the AML Reclamation Economic Development Pilot Program for FY 2016 - FY 2019. Please visit the OSMRE Grants Resources page for the full report.

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Bull Mountains Mine No. 1

Available: Bull Mountains Mine No. 1 EA, FONSI and mining plan modification approval document

OSMRE announces the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Bull Mountains Mine No. 1 mining plan modification approval. Please visit the OSMRE Projects page. There you will be able to view and download all documents relating to this project.

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Trump Administration Streamlines Federal Process for Overseeing Coal Mine Operations

Trump Administration Streamlines Federal Process for Overseeing Coal Mine Operations.

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See the 2020 Excellence In Surface Coal Mining Awards Ceremony, presented virtually for the first time.

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OSMRE honors the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

OSMRE honors the winners of the 2020 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards.

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See the 2020 Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Awards Ceremony; our first virtual awards show.

See the 2020 Abandoned Mine Lands Reclamation Awards Ceremony, our first virtual awards show.

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Interior Regions Map for OSMRE

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