The Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining administers the State’s approved SMCRA program regulating the surface and underground mining of coal. The Division evaluates applications for mining permits, revisions and renewals, permit transfers, bond releases, and exploration, issues and maintains permits and conducts inspections of coal mines to ensure compliance with the program’s requirements. Since 1981, Utah’s regulatory program has been a partnership effort between the State and the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.
The Division regulates exploration for, and development of, coal in the State of Utah which supports the existence of a viable coal mining industry to meet the nation’s energy needs; implements standards that safeguard the environment and protect public health and safety; and achieves the successful reclamation of land affected by coal mining activities.
Utah Oversight Documents
The Oversight Document System (ODocs) is a new depository library OSMRE developed containing oversight documentation related to State/Tribes oversight program. To access ODocs, click on the link provided below. For more information on Oversight, visit Oversight of Surface Coal Mining. If you have questions, please reference the individual listed under Contact Information.
View the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining website http://oilgas.ogm.utah.gov/.