OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Who We Are

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

John Henry Mine

John Henry No. 1 Mine, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the availability of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and signed Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) prepared for the John Henry No. 1 Mine.

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King II Mine Environmental Assessment

Available: King II Mine Environmental Assessment, FONSI, and ASLM approval document

The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management approved the King II Mine, mining plan modification Federal Coal Lease COC-62920 on March 27, 2018.

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Jim Bridger Mine Environmental Assessment

Available: Jim Bridger Mine Environmental Assessment, FONSI, and ASLM approval document

The Assistant Secretary for Land and Minerals Management approved the Jim Bridger Mine, mining plan modification Federal Coal Lease WYW2727 on March 27, 2018.

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Bull Mountain Mine No. 1, Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

Bull Mountain Mine No. 1, Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Bull Mountain Mine No. 1, mining plan modification.

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Rosebud Mine Area F Federal Mining Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement

Rosebud Mine Area F Federal Mining Plan Draft Environmental Impact Statement

NOTICE: OSMRE announces the extension of the public comment period for the Draft Environmental Impact Statement prepared to evaluate the environmental effects of the Rosebud Mine Area F new mining plan. The public comment period was previously set to close on February 20, 2018, but has now been extended and will close on March 5, 2018.

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Great Blue Heron on Reclaimed Wetland R-31-04, Section 10, Falkirk Mine Mining Plan Environmental Assessment

Section 10, Falkirk Mine Mining Plan Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the release of a supplemental Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Section 10, Falkirk Mine mining plan.

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Colorado Programmatic Agreement

Consultation to Develop a Programmatic Agreement with the State Historic Preservation Officer for the Management of Historic Properties for Multiple Undertakings in the State of Colorado

At the request of the Colorado State Historic Preservation and the Colorado Division of Reclamation Mining and Safety, OSMRE is consulting to develop a programmatic agreement. The programmatic agreement would outline the consultation process with the State Historic Preservation Officer for management of historic properties when planning for coal mining and conducting abandoned mine land reclamation within the State of Colorado.

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Greens Hollow Tract Environmental Assessment

Greens Hollow Tract, Sufco Mine Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the release of an Environmental Assessment (EA) and unsigned Finding of No New Significant Impact (FONNSI) for the Greens Hollow Tract, Sufco Mine mining plan modification.

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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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