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

San Juan Mine

Environmental Impact Statement for the San Juan Mine Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification

OSMRE announces the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for the San Juan Mine Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification

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Oversight of Performance Agreement

Public Comment Period on Oversight Performance Agreement

OSMRE announces opening of public comment period on its oversight performance agreement for all Western States. Comment period runs May 1 – 15. Please visit the State and Tribe Oversight page for additional information.

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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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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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