OSMRE is the Regulatory Authority (RA) for determining the amount of the bond set for a coal mine operation. OSMRE requires that adequate bond coverage be in effect at all times and operations without a bond is in violation of SMCRA.
The amount of bond required for each bonded area is dependent on the approved permit and reclamation plan; reflect the probable difficulty of reclamation in regards to topography, geology, hydrology, and revegetation potential. OSMRE requires the bond to be sufficient to assure completion of the reclamation plan if the work has to be performed by the RA in the event of forfeiture.
Karen Jass, Program Support Division
Phone: (303) - 293 - 5037
Gene Hay, Program Support Division
Phone: (303) - 293 - 5036
Matthew Hulbert, Program Support Division
Phone: (303) - 293 - 5034
Mychal Yellowman, Program Support Division
Phone: (303) - 293 - 5049
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