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

Trapper Mine, C07519 and C079641, Environmental Assessment

Trapper Mine, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Trapper Mine.

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Colowayo Coal Mine, Environmental Assessment

Colowyo Coal Mine, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Colowyo Coal Mine.

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Skyline Mine, Environmental Assessment

Skyline Mine, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Skyline Mine, mining plan modification.

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Area IV North Environmental Assessment and FONNSI

Area IV North Environmental Assessment and FONNSI

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has prepared a Revised Environmental Assessment (EA) for Area IV North at the Navajo Mine. This EA amends an EA prepared by OSMRE in 2012.

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Spring Creek Mine TR1 Environmental Assessment

Spring Creek Mine TR1 Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Spring Creek Mine, mining plan modification. Please visit the Spring Creek Mine Environmental Assessment webpage. Here you will be able to view and download all documents relating to this EA and learn how to submit your comments.

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Belle Ayr Coal Mine North Tract Environmental Assessment

Belle Ayr Coal Mine North Tract Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Belle Ayr Coal Mine North Tract, Mining Plan Modification. Please visit the Belle Ayr Coal Mine North Tract Environmental Assessment webpage. Here you will be able to view and download all documents relating to this EA and learn how to submit your comments.

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Freedom Coal Mine, West Expansion Area Project, Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

Freedom Coal Mine West Expansion Area Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Freedom Coal Mine West Expansion Area Project, Mining Plan Modification. Please visit the Freedom Coal Mine West Expansion Area Environmental Assessment webpage. Here you will be able to view and download all documents relating to this EA and learn how to submit your comments.

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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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