The objective of the Applied Science Program is to develop and demonstrate improved technologies to address environmental issues related to the mining of coal and reclamation of the land after mining.
As a prerequisite for obtaining a coal mining permit, a person must post a reclamation bond to ensure that the regulatory authority will have sufficient funds to reclaim the site if the permittee fails to complete the reclamation plan approved in the permit.
References for employment opportunities in OSMRE.
This site provides the most current official version of forms, applications, and instructions.
Definitions for commonly used Acronyms and Terms can be found here.
Listed here are a variety of resources that have been created over time to help in understanding and carrying out OSMRE's regulations.
These are links to resources that may be of interest to OSMRE Western Region constituents.
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.
Listing of the top and side navigation of the Western Region website.
The most current version of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation (Act P.L. 95-87, Enacted August 3, 1977) may be found here along with OSMRE Regulations.