OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Resources

Applied Science

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.

OSMRE Geographer Josh Montroy calibrating a clinometer during a Principles of Inspection class in Columbus.

Reclamation Performance Bonds

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.

Employment

References for employment opportunities in OSMRE.

Forms

This site provides the most current official version of forms, applications, and instructions.

Glossary

Definitions for commonly used Acronyms and Terms can be found here.

Guidance Documents

Listed here are a variety of resources that have been created over time to help in understanding and carrying out OSMRE's regulations.

Links

These are links to resources that may be of interest to OSMRE Western Region constituents.

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.

Site Index

Listing of the top and side navigation of the Western Region website.

SMCRA

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.

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