OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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Who We Are

The Appalachian Region (AR) 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

OSMRE Issues Guidance for AML Pilot Projects

OSMRE Issues Guidance for AML Pilot Projects

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OSMRE to Initiate Rulemaking on Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

OSMRE to Initiate Rulemaking on Self-Bonding for Coal Mines

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OSMRE Issues Policy Advisory Regarding Use of Self-bonding For Coal Mine Reclamation

OSMRE Issues Policy Advisory Regarding Use of Self-bonding For Coal Mine Reclamation

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OSMRE Funds National Academy of Sciences Study of Potential Health Risks Related to Surface Coal Mining in Central Appalachia

OSMRE Funds National Academy of Sciences Study of Potential Health Risks Related to Surface Coal Mining in Central Appalachia

$1 million study responds to state request

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OSMRE Appalachian Region Technology Transfer (ARTT) Event at the Flight 93 Memorial: Enhanced Solids Removal and Passive Removal of Manganese at Circumneutral pH tours on August 27, 2015.

Treatment Systems at the Flight 93 Memorial

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2015 Watershed of the Year Winners, Friends of the Lower Greenbrier River, with the OSMRE Appalachain Region Director, Thomas Shope.

2015 Watershed of the Year; 20 Additional Groups Recognized for Their Achievements

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Volunteers plant trees on a site well prepared using the Forestry Reclamation Approach.

Planting at the Pittsburgh Botanic Garden

Volunteers gathered at the site of the Pittsburgh Botanical Garden to plant trees on a former coal mine that will be part of the Garden.

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OSMRE Released Studies of Mine Pools Near the North Branch of the Potomac River and Monongahela River

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