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

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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Bull Mountains Mine

Bull Mountains Mine No. 1 Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

OSMRE has published the Bull Mountains Mine No. 1 Environmental Assessment (EA) and signed finding of no significant impact (FONSI).

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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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Absaloka Mine Permit Renewal

Absaloka Mine Permit Renewal

Westoremoreland Resources, Inc. has submitted a Permit Renewal Application.

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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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Four Corners Navajo Language Video

Four Corners Power Plant and Navajo Mine Energy Project Public Meeting Video in Navajo

OSMRE has published a video in the Navajo language on the current Public Meetings being held.

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AML/Reg Profram Oversight Process

Abandoned Mine Land and Regulatory Programs"

OSMRE is accepting written comments on its oversight process.

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AML/Reg Profram Oversight Process

Navajo Mine Permit Transfer"

OSMRE has issued the Navajo Mine Permit.

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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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