OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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The Western Region (WR) performs an oversight role for States in the Region that have primacy and regulate surface coal mining activities and reclamation on lands within their jurisdiction.


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Featured News and Stories

OSMRE announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Permit Expansion Area for review and comment

OSMRE announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment for the South Taylor Permit Expansion Area for review and comment

Welcome to the OSMRE Colowyo Coal Mine, South Taylor/Lower Wilson Permit Expansion Area Project Mining Plan Environmental Assessment webpage. Here you will be able to view and download all documents relating to this EA as they become available to the public.

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OSMRE issues Record of Decision on Four Corners Power Plant & Navajo Mine Energy Project EI

OSMRE issues Record of Decision on Four Corners Power Plant & Navajo Mine Energy Project EIS

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Bowie No. 2 Mining Plan Decision Document Approved for the Spruce Stomp Federal Lease

Bowie No. 2 Mining Plan Decision Document Approved for the Spruce Stomp Federal Lease

Assistant Secretary of Land and Minerals Management Approved the Bowie No. 2 Mining Plan Decision Document for the Spruce Stomp Federal Lease on March 16, 2015. ‚Äč

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2015 Final EIS for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project

OSMRE announces the availability of the Final Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project

OSMRE will not issue a final decision on the Proposed Action and Alternatives for a minimum of 30 days from the May 1, 2015, date that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) published the notice in the Federal Register.

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Biological Opinion for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project

Biological Opinion for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biological opinion (BO) regarding the effects of actions associated with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) proposed Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project on federally listed species and their critical habitats in accordance with section 7(b) of the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA; 16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) and implementing regulations (50 CFR 402).

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2015 Kayenta Mine Renewal Application

2015 Kayenta Mine Permit Renewal Application

Peabody Western Coal Company (PWCC) submitted a permit renewal application to the Office of Surfacing Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Western Region (OSMRE).

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Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project

Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project - OSMRE has published the Public Comment Period Summary Report

OSMRE has published the Public Comment Period Summary Report for the Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS).

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Navajo Mine Permit Renewal

Administrative Delay in Decision - Navajo Mine Permit Renewal Application

Administrative Delay in Decision - Navajo Mine Permit Renewal Application.

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OSMRE National Library

The OSMRE National 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.

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