OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

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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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OSMRE Solicits Comments for Proposed 2017 Oversight Performance Agreements

Comments through May 15

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Trapper Mine, C07519 and C079641, Environmental Assessment

Available Mining Plan Approval Document for the Trapper Mine

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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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Dry Fork Coal Mine, Amendment 2 Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

Dry Fork Coal Mine, Amendment 2, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dry Fork Coal Mine, Amendment 2

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

Freedom Coal Mine West Mine Area Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the West Mine Area at the Freedom Mine.

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Spring Creek Mine LBA1 Environmental Assessment

Spring Creek Mine LBA1 Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Spring Creek Mine, LBA 1 mining plan modification. Please visit the Spring Creek Mine LBA 1 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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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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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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