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Resources and References

Useful references and resources for visitors to our OSMRE website.

A-Z Index - An alphabetical listing of OSMRE webpages.

Budget - Budget information for the past several years including budget justifications, proposed budget summmaries, and the Department of Interior's "Budget in Brief".

Congressional Affairs- This webpage provides direct links to the Surface Mining Law of 1977, Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2006, publications, speeches, and testimony.

Directives - Directives are written communication provided in the form of instructions, manuals, notices, guides, policies, and procedures. These policy documents assist employees in effectively performing their jobs.

Emergency Management - This emergency information will assist with taking action to prepare, plan, and stay informed in case of an emergency.

FAQs - A list of Frequently Asked Questions.

FAM - The Federal Assistance Manual is used to show how OSMRE its grantees manage Federal grants.

FEDREG - A listing of Federal Register Documents and related links.

Forms - This site provides the most current official version of forms, applications, and instructions.

Grants - This page gives information on both Regulatory Program grants and Abandoned Mine Land (AML) grants.

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance - A listing of applicable laws, and links to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register Documents, and other policy and guidance documents.

Library - The OSMRE Technical Library is a publicly available Federal resource which supports technical inquiries related to coal mining regulation documentation, and acquires and maintains research development publications and materials aimed at evaluating impacts associated with mining.

News & Stories - A listing of recent news releases and featured news and stories.

Reclamation Bonds - As a prerequisite for obtaining a coal mining permit, a person must post a reclamation bond to ensure that the regulatory authority will have sufficient funds to reclaim the site if the permittee fails to complete the reclamation plan approved in the permit.

Safety & Health - Resources, guidance, contacts, and various forms dealing with safety and health information.

Website Policies - A listing of notices and web policies applicable to OSMRE.

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