Land Reclamation Program

Picture ofThe Land Reclamation Program assures that mined land is returned to the best possible condition for use after mining is completed. Our program administers the State statutes, regulations, policies and directives of the Land Reclamation Commission.  We work to assure that Missouri's mineral resources are available for economic development, and after reclamation, the land is available for new development or public use.  The Land Reclamation Commission is a governing body that represent the Governor of Missouri and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources in matters related to mineral extraction regulations. The commission is comprised of representatives from the industry, academia and the government.

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Man with TNT blasting graphic.Blasters Annual Training Seminar to be held Jan. 6 to 8, 2014 in St. Charles, MO!
Register Now For Blasters Training!

Good for both full training and refresher training for license renewal.  Register Online!

Get the training you need through Missouri S&T's Annual Blasters Training Seminar. This 20-hour course provides participants with basic training for blasting in the crushed stone and construction industries. It is of invaluable use for individuals concerned with other aspects of blasting, such as those used by underground mines and utility companies. The course also acquaints participants with federal and state licensing, purchase, transportation and storage regulations. Experienced blasters and engineers may use the course as both a refresher and an update on new products, blasting techniques, and regulations, as well as to enhance their blasting knowledge and skills.

´╗┐The course is approved by the State of Missouri and fulfills the training requirement portion of State Blasters licensing.

For registration information:
Distance and Continuing Education
Missouri University of Science and Technology
300 W. 12th Street
216 Centennial Hall
Rolla, MO 65409-1560
Phone: 573-341-4442
Fax: 573-341-4992

Icon Clean Fill The latest news from the Land Reclamation Program

Employee Spotlight - Program staff work to repair collapsed mine shaft sinkhole
Department awards reclamation contract for abandoned Callaway County coal mine lands
Surface Mining for Coal in Missouri - Two coal mines completed mining and left the land in better shape than before.

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