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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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.

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OSMRE Notifies Oklahoma of Jurisdiction Adjustment Following McGirt v. Oklahoma Decision

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.

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Interior Investing Over $260 Million to Help Create Jobs and Revitalize Land in Coal Communities

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.

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Interior Investing Over $260 Million to Help Create Jobs and Revitalize Land in Coal Communities

Interior Investing Over $260 Million to Help Create Jobs and Revitalize Land in Coal Communities

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.

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Nominations for the 2021 Reclamation Awards are open now!

The 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation and Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Awards Nominations are now open

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Abandoned Mine Land Erosion Control Lightner Boston Colorado

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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Interior Regions Map for OSMRE

This is a map of the Unified Interior Regions for the U.S. Department of the Interior.

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