The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining administers the State’s approved SMCRA program regulating the surface and underground mining of coal. The Division evaluates applications for mining permits, revisions and renewals, permit transfers, bond releases, and exploration, issues and maintains permits and conducts inspections of coal mines to ensure compliance with the program’s requirements. Since 1981, Utah’s regulatory program has been a partnership effort between the State and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
The Division regulates exploration for, and development of, coal in the State of Utah which supports the existence of a viable coal mining industry to meet the nation’s energy needs; implements standards that safeguard the environment and protect public health and safety; and achieves the successful reclamation of land affected by coal mining activities.
Outreach for Review of the Proposed Oversight Performance Agreement
We are soliciting comments from citizens, environmental groups, and industry regarding our proposed 2016 annual oversight performance agreement for Utah. Please submit your comments for our consideration from March 1-30, 2015 to Alan Boehms or in writing to Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, Western Region, Denver Field Division, Denver Field Branch, 1999 Broadway, Suite 3320, Denver, Colorado 80202-3050. If you are for interested in discussing specific comments on the proposed performance agreement, please contact the Field Office Director at the address above.
The final work plans will be available July 16, 2015. Copies of the documents will be available on this web page or may be requested by emailing or by writing to the address above.
Thank you for your participation in this important process.
Utah Oversight Documents
The Oversight Document System (ODocs) is a new depository library OSMRE developed containing oversight documentation related to State/Tribes oversight program. To access ODocs, click on the link provided below. For more information on Oversight, visit Oversight of Surface Coal Mining. If you have questions, please reference the individual listed under Contact Information.
View the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining website http://oilgas.ogm.utah.gov/.