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OSMRE Announces the winners of the 2021 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards
The Department of the Interior announces the availability of funding for states and Tribes to support reclamation efforts in fiscal year 2021. Federal grants will support job creation and community revitalization.
OSMRE virtually presents the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards
Watch the virtual presentation from September 13th.
OSMRE announces $1.6 million in funding for Applied Sciences projects
The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) announces the availability of fiscal year 2021 Applied Sciences Program funding. The application period opened August 20, 2021 and will close 45 days later on October 7, 2021.
OSMRE Recognizes Two Coal Operators with 2021 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Award
The Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards are presented to coal mining companies whose reclamation projects demonstrate exemplary results and go beyond the reclamation requirements of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) of 1977 in returning a site to productive use after completion of mining!
Application Period for Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program Grants Closes Sept. 7, 2021
The Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program provides supplemental financial assistance to non-profit organizations to support the rehabilitation of local streams affected by acid mine drainage. OSMRE encourages all qualified entities, institutions and partners to apply!
President Bidens’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Supports Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation
The Biden-Harris Administration submitted to Congress the President’s Budget for fiscal year 2022. As the Administration continues to make progess, the President’s Budget makes historic investments including additional funds to the Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) grants program.
OSMRE Notifies Oklahoma of Jurisdiction Adjustment Following McGirt v. Oklahoma Decision
OSMRE will work with the State of Oklahoma and consult with the Muscogee (Creek) Nation towards a responsible and orderly transition of SMCRA responsibilities on the Muscogee (Creek) Reservation to OSMRE.
OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY 2021 AMLER Project Eligibility
OSMRE releases guidance on project eligibility for the FY 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization (AMLER) program. Please visit the OSMRE Grants Resources page for the full document.
- OSMRE Announces the winners of the 2021 Excellence in Surface Mining Awards
- OSMRE virtually presents the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards
- OSMRE announces $1.6 million in funding for Applied Sciences projects
- OSMRE Announces Recipients of the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards
- Application Period for Watershed Cooperative Agreement Program Grants Closes Sept. 7, 2021
- President Bidens’s Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Supports Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation
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