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

Coyote Creek Mine Environmental Assessment Scoping

BLM and OSMRE seek comments on Coyote Creek coal lease application Environmental Assessment Scoping

Pilot project increase efficiences across two Interior agencies.

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OSMRE to Honor Trapper Mining and Peabody Energy at the 2018 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

OSMRE to Honor Trapper Mining and Peabody Energy at the 2018 Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards

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OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY18 AML Pilot Projects

OSMRE Issues Guidance for FY18 AML Pilot Projects

The guidance covers project eligibility under theAbandoned Mine Land Reclamation economic development pilot program for fiscal year 2018.

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OSMRE Honors Partners with 2017 Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award

OSMRE Honors Partners with 2017 Department of the Interior Environmental Achievement Award

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OSMRE Presents 2018 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards at Annual Banquet

OSMRE Presents 2018 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards at Annual Banquet

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Plan to Add Approximately 160 Acres of Federal Coal to Falkirk Mine Mining Plan Approved Following Supplemental Environmental Assessment

Plan to Add Approximately 160 Acres of Federal Coal to Falkirk Mine Mining Plan Approved Following Supplemental Environmental Assessment

Action authorizes the mining of approximately 2.2 million tons and adds seven months to the life of the mine.

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OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2018 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

OSMRE Announces Winners of the 2018 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

Bureau to Honor Five States for Exemplary Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation.

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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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Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 10/15/18

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