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

Foidel Creek Mine Environmental Assessment

Foidel Creek Mine, FONSI and EA Adoption for Mining Plan Modification

OSMRE solicits public comment on unsigned FONSI for the Foidel Creek Mine Mining Plan Modification

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Avaliable Final EA, Signed FONSI and Mining Plan Approval Document for the Colowyo Coal Mine, Collom Expansion

Avaliable Final EA, Signed FONSI and Mining Plan Approval Document for the Colowyo Coal Mine, Collom Expansion

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OSMRE Announces More Than $180 Million in Funding Availability for States and Tribes for Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation

OSMRE Announces More Than $180 Million in Funding Availability for States and Tribes for Abandoned Coal Mine Reclamation

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King II Mine Environmental Assessment

King II Mine, Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the King II Mine, mining plan modification

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Freedom Mine Finding of No Significant Impact and Mining Plan Approval

Freedom Mine Finding of No Significant Impact and Mining Plan Approval

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Spring Creek Mine LBA1 Environmental Assessment

Available Final EA, Signed FONSI and Mining Plan Approval Document for Spring Creek Mine LBA1

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Project Draft EIS is now available for public review and comment

Navajo Generating Station – Kayenta Mine Complex

Project Draft EIS is now available for public review and comment

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OSMRE to Initiate Rulemaking on Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

OSMRE to Initiate Rulemaking on Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

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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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