Technology Management Division
Within the Western Region, the Technology Management Division (TMD) has the responsibility of providing Technology Development and Transfer. The activities encompassed by the TMD include Technical Assistance, Technical Training and Technology Transfer.
The Technical Assistance program provides Assistance to State and Tribal regulatory and reclamation staff, and to OSMRE staff that review and monitor State programs, develop rules or policy, litigate challenges to the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act (SMCRA) or enforcement actions, or maintain other technical support infrastructure.
The Technical Training program provides OSMRE, State and Tribal staff the necessary information and skills to implement the surface mining reclamation and enforcement program.
The Technology Transfer program is an integral component of OSMRE’s Restoration and Protection business lines providing national support to State and Tribal programs. Technology Transfer is accomplished through a variety of activities: Technology Development; Technology Transfer and Publications; and Educational Outreach and Partnerships.