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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Featured News and Stories

Interior Proposal Enhances Public Safety for Mining Operations

OSM 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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Excavation at Ehrenfeld site in PA, the winner of the 2020 National AML Award

Five State Programs Win Coveted 2020 OSM Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards.

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West Virginia and OSM Staff with Deputy Secretary Kate MacGregor and Lanny E. Erdos, discussing abandoned mine land reclamation in the state

Deputy Interior Secretary Kate MacGregor and Principal Deputy Director Lanny E. Erdos visit West Virginia mines and abandoned mine land reclamation projects.

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OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY 2020 AML Pilot Projects

OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY 2020 AML Pilot Projects

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Principal Deputy Director Lanny Erdos' Comments on the Ten-Day Notice Proposed Rule (Video)

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