OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

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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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NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE THE DRY FORK MINE AMENDMENT 3 MINING PLAN MODIFICATION ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

NOTICE OF INTENT TO PREPARE THE DRY FORK MINE AMENDMENT 3 MINING PLAN MODIFICATION ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dry Fork Mine Amendment 3 Federal mining plan modification.

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West Elk Mine, Mining Plan Modification

West Elk Mine, Mining Plan Modification

OSMRE announces the adoption of the U.S. Forest Service’s August 2017 Supplemental Final Environmental Impact Statement Federal Coal Lease Modifications COC-1362 & COC-67232 (including on-lease exploration plan) and release of Record of Decision (ROD) for the West Elk Mine, mining plan modification.

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

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

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

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Public Comment Period on Oversight of State Programs

Public Comment Period on Oversight of State Programs

OSMRE announces opening of public comment period on its oversight process for all Western States. Comment period runs March 1 – 30.

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Dunn Ranch Area Lease-by-Application and Mining Plan Modification, Environmental Assessment

Dunn Ranch Area Lease-by-Application and Mining Plan Modification, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the preparation of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the King II Mine, Dunn Ranch Area Lease-by-Application and Mining Plan Modification.

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CABALLO WEST TRACT NEW MINING PLAN ENVIRONMENTAL ASSESSMENT SCOPING PERIOD EXTENSION

Caballo West Tract New Mining Plan Environmental Assessment Scoping Period Extension

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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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