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Safety and Occupational Health Manager
(202) 208-2608

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Safety and Health

Safety Officers

The following table provides a listing of Office of Surface Mining safety officers at each location throughout the country. These safety officers are familiar with safety and health standards, regulations, and policies, and in addition to their regular duties, spend up to 15 percent of their work time ensuring a safe and healthy work place for all employees. (See the Collateral Duty Safety Officer Supervisor Appointment Agreement for specific responsibilities.

Designated Agency Safety and Health Official Sean Strate, (202) 208-2575,

Safety and Occupational Health Manager J. Maurice Banks (202) 208-2608,

Washington, DC James Banks Office of Surface Mining
South Interior Building 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW
Washington, DC
(202) 208-2608
Lakewood, Colorado Ruth Anne Overfelt Denver Finance Center
Room 1501-Building 25
Denver Federal Center
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 236-0330 ext. 282
Appalachian Region
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Jeff Trump Appalachian Region
Three Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220
(412) 937-2918
Big Stone Gap, Virginia David Johnson 1947 Neeley Road
Compartment 116, Suite 220
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219
(865) 545-4103 Ext. 168
Charleston, West Virginia Anesa Owen Charleston Field Office
1027 Virginia Street East Charleston, WV 25301
(304) 255-5265, ext. 106
Knoxville, Tennessee David Johnson Knoxville Field Office
710 Locust Street, 2nd Floor
Knoxville, TN 37902
(865) 545-4103 Ext. 168
Lexington, Kentucky Christopher Toney 2675 Regency Road Lexington, KY 40503 (859) 260-3911
Mid-Continent Region
Alton, Illinois Stephen Partney Mid-Continent Region
Alton Federal Building
501 Belle Street, Room 216 Alton, IL 62002
(618) 463-6463 ext. 5102
Birmingham, Alabama Wendy Hudson-Chaney Birmingham Field Office
Barber Business Park 135 Gemini Circle, Suite 215 Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 290-7282 ext. 1000
Tulsa, Oklahoma Robbye Goddard Tulsa Field Office
5100 East Skelly Drive, Suite 550 Tulsa, OK 74135
(918) 581-6431 ext. 260
Western Region
Denver, Colorado Paul Ulmer Western Region
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-5015
Casper, Wyoming Debbie Giovetti Casper Field Office
100 East Street
Federal Building Room 2128 Casper, WY 82601
(307) 261-6555 ext. 236
OSMRE Radiation Safety Officer
Denver, Colorado Kristin Brown Western Region
1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, CO 80202
(303) 293-5048

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