Applicant/Violator System (AVS)
The Applicant Violator System (AVS) is an automated information system owned and operated by OSMRE. Information on applicants, permittees, operators, application and permit records, as well as unabated or uncorrected environmental violations of SMCRA are maintained in this nationwide database for OSMRE’s Federal and State programs.
Access the AVS
The primary purpose of AVS is to assist OSMRE and States in making a permit eligibility determination required under section 510(c) of SMCRA for applicants of surface coal mining permits. Section 510(c) of SMCRA prohibits issuance of a new permit to any applicant who owns or controls mining operations having unabated or uncorrected violations anywhere in the United States until those violations are abated or corrected or are in the process of being abated or corrected to the satisfaction of the agency with jurisdiction over the violation. The data contained in AVS also assists OSMRE and States in determining the eligibility of bidders on Abandoned Mine Land program contracts under Title IV of SMCRA.
30 CFR Section 874.16 - Contractor Eligibility: To receive AML funds, every successful bidder for an AML contract must be eligible under 30 CFR §§ 773.12, 773.13 and 773.14 of this chapter at the time of contract award to receive a permit or provisionally issued permit to conduct surface coal mining operations.
A copy of your business' organizational structure may be obtained by one of the methods:
- Contact the AVS Office at (800) 643-9748 and request a printout of this information; or
- Log into the AVS as a Guest. Once you access the AVS, relationship information can be obtained through the Entity Module.
OFT Video Tutorial
View how to generate an Organizational Family Tree (OFT) in the video below.