OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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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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Featured News and Stories

Scene of Coal Hollow Mine

Available: Coal Hollow EIS Executive Summary, ROD, and ASLM approval document

OSMRE announces the Federal Mining Plan Approval for the Coal Hollow Mine.

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Scene of Rosebud Mine

Rosebud Mine Area F New Federal Mining Plan Approval Notice of Availability

OSMRE announces the release of the Federal Mining Plan Approval for the Rosebud Mine Area F expansion.

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Scene of Dry Fork Mine Amendment 3

Dry Fork Mine Amendment 3 Mining Plan Modification, Environmental Assessment

OSMRE announces the release of the Environmental Assessment (EA) for the Dry Fork Mine Amendment 3 Mining Plan Modification.

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Winter scene of King II Coal Mine Dunn Ranch

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

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

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Coal Hollow Mine

Coal Hollow Mine, Notice of EIS Adoption

OSMRE announces the adoption of the Bureau of Land Management’s 2018 Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) for the Alton Coal Tract Lease by Application and release of Record of Decision (ROD) for the Coal Hollow Mine.

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Public Comment Period for Absaloka South Mine

Caballo West Tract Mining Plan Modification Environmental Assessment Notice of Availability

OSMRE is seeking comments regarding the Caballo West Tract Mine Environmental Assessment. Comment period runs through June 16.

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Public Comment Period for Absaloka South Mine

Public Comment Period for Absaloka South Mine

OSMRE is seeking comments regarding the Absaloka South Mine Permit Renewal. Comment period runs through June 15.

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

Record of Decision for the San Juan Mine Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification

OSMRE announces the release of the Record of Decision (ROD) for the San Juan Mine Deep Lease Extension Mining Plan Modification.

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