Missouri Mining Commission

The Missouri Mining Commission protects public health, safety and the environment from the adverse effects of mining and assures the beneficial restoration of mined lands (section 444.520, RSMo). The department's Land Reclamation Program carries out the policies of the Missouri Mining Commission and provides the staffing necessary to regulate the state's mining industry.

Upcoming Meetings


Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Missouri Mining Commission

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Missouri Mining Commission

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Missouri Mining Commission

Past Meetings


Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
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Missouri Mining Commission

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
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Additional Materials:
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 1
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 2
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 3
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 4
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 5
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 6
Twin States Administrative Hearing Information Part 7
Meramec Aggregates Administrative Hearing Information Part 1
Meramec Aggregates Administrative Hearing Information Part 2
Meramec Aggregates Administrative Hearing Information Part 3

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
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Missouri Mining Commission
Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, April 22, 2021

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
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Missouri Mining Commission
Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, Jan. 28, 2021

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda
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Missouri Mining Commission
Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, Oct. 22, 2020
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Presentation, Oct. 22, 2020
 — CANCELLED
Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri

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 — CANCELLED
Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri

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Missouri Mining Commission

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
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Missouri Mining Commission

Members

Dr. Gregory Haddock, Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Special Programs
Chair
Representing: Public
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO
660-562-1719
haddock@nwmissouri.edu
Mike Larsen
Vice-Chair
Representing: Public
Jefferson City, MO
Dr. Leslie Gertsch, Associate Professor of Geological Engineering
Member
Representing: Public
Missouri University of Science & Technology
Rock Mechanics & Explosives Research Center
Rolla, MO
Joe Gillman, RG, Missouri Geological Survey Director
Member
Representing: State Geologist
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 250
Rolla, MO 65402
Aaron Jeffries
Member
Representing: Missouri Department of Conservation
Jefferson City, MO
Chris Wieberg, Water Protection Program Director
Member
Representing: MoDNR Staff Contact, Clean Water Commission
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-6721
Vacant
Member
Representing: Mining Industry
Vacant
Member
Representing: Public
Amanda Langenheim
Attorney General's Office Contact
Missouri Attorney General's Office
PO Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102
amanda.langenheim@ago.mo.gov
Larry Lehman, Land Reclamation Program Director
MoDNR Staff Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4041
Ann Teague
MoDNR Staff Assistant Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4041
ann.teague@dnr.mo.gov

Other

Commission Responsibilities

The Missouri Mining Commission is responsible for issuing mining permits and oversees Missouri’s Abandoned Mine Land program. The commission establishes rules and regulations for mining activities and oversees investigations and inspections necessary to ensure compliance. The commission conducts hearings and when necessary may revoke a permit, order a forfeiture of bonds or cease operations at a facility for failure to comply.

The eight-member commission includes four statutory and four public members. The statutory members include the state geologist, staff director of the Land Reclamation Program, director of the Missouri Department of Conservation and staff director of the Clean Water Commission. The four public members must have an interest in and knowledge of conservation and land reclamation, and one must have training and experience in surface mining. Only one member of the commission may have a direct link with the mining industry. With Senate approval, the governor appoints four public members. All members serve a four-year term and continue until their successors are appointed.

Learn more about our Laws, Rules and Regulations.