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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Featured News and Stories

OSMRE virtually presents the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

Watch the virtual presentation from September 13th.

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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.

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OSMRE Announces Recipients of the 2021 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards

This year’s winning projects represent the Nation’s highest achievements in Abandoned Mine Land (AML) reclamation, demonstrating innovative reclamation techniques and outstanding results in restoring previously mined lands. Bureau to Honor Five States for Exemplary Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation!

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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!

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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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