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. Established by Missouri Revised Statutes, section 444.520, RSMo, the commission is responsible for issuing mining permits and overseeing 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 stop operations at a facility for failure to comply. The Missouri Department of Natural Resources' Land Reclamation Program assists the commission in its duties. 

Commission Meetings

The commission meets at least six times a year. Agenda items vary, but they typically include public hearings, actions on rules, requests for variances or work related to compliance issues. The public is welcome to attend these meetings, which may be in person, by conference call or through Webex. The department cannot guarantee the quality of the Webex or conference call options. The department attempts to correct any technical difficulties as they arise, but the meeting will not be subject to change or repeat due to any technical difficulties.

If you would like to address the commission on any agenda item, you will need to notify the department before the meeting. You can do this by emailing the commission secretary at steffanie.ruppel@dnr.mo.gov if attending by Webex or conference call. If attending in person, you can complete a Speaker Request form that will be available at the registration table at the meeting.

Upcoming Meetings


Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
LaCharrette/ Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the April 25 meeting using Webex.

Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
LaCharrette/ Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the July 25 meeting using Webex

Meeting
Video Attendance Available!
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
LaCharrette/ Nightingale Conference Rooms
1101 Riverside Drive
Jefferson City, Missouri

More Info:
Join the Oct. 24 meeting using Webex

Past Meetings


Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
More Info:
Video Recording, February 22, 2024
Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, Feb. 22, 2024
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Stay Order Nov. 17, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: The Osage Nation Exhibits, Nov. 27, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Mid-States Materials LLC Exhibits, Nov. 28, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Dobyns Exhibits, Nov. 27, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: MoDNR Exhibits, Nov. 29, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Blackwell-Harris Exhibits
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Stay Hearing Transcript - Oct. 12, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Transcript - Open Portion, Nov. 29, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: The Osage Nation Complaint 0717, Sep. 14, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Dobyns Complaint 0726, Sept. 15, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing: Blackmore-Harris Complaint 0715, Sep. 07, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission Order 0715 Order, Oct. 02, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission Order 0715, 0717, 0716 Consolidated Order, Oct. 02, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC: Administrative Hearing Commission Certification, Nov. 29, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC: Administrative Hearing Commission Recommended Decision, Jan. 05, 2024
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Certification-Supplemental, Jan. 29, 2024
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Intervenor's Brief - Closed, Dec. 08, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Intervenor's Reply Brief, Dec. 12, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Osage Nation's Post Hearing Brief, Dec. 08, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Petitioner Blackmore's Reply Brief, Dec. 12, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Petitioner Dobyns Post Hearing Reply Brief, Dec. 13, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Post Hearing Brief - Dobyns, Dec. 08, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Post Hearing Brief - Harris, Dec. 08, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Respondent's Brief, Dec. 08, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Administrative Hearing Commission: Proposed Finding of Facts Conclusion of Law and Judgement, Dec. 08, 2023
Mid-States Materials LLC Missouri Mining Commission: Proposed Order Feb. 20, 2024
Mid-States Materials LLC Missouri Mining Commission: Intervenor Brief Feb. 20, 2024

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
More Info:
Video Recording, Jan. 25, 2024

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
More Info:
Video Recording, Dec. 6, 2023
Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, Dec. 6, 2023
One Source Services LLC: Freese Complaint and Respondent Answer, June 28, 2023
One Source Services LLC: Burchett Complaint and Respondent Answer, June 29, 2023
One Source Services LLC: Havner Complaint and Respondent Answer, June 29, 2023
One Source Services LLC: King Complaint and Respondent Answer, June 29, 2023
One Source Services LLC, Hearing Transcript, Day 1, Sept. 20, 2023
One Source Services LLC, Hearing Transcript, Day 2, Sept. 21, 2023
One Source Services LLC Administrative Hearing Recommended Decision, Oct. 27, 2023
One Source Services LLC Administrative Hearing Committee Certificate, Nov. 9, 2023

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

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, July 27, 2023

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, April 27, 2023

Meeting
Webex
Statewide, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Referral for Injunctive Relief-One Source Services LLC, Rock Crest Project, April 4, 2023

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, Jan. 5, 2023
Nexgen Silica LLC Administrative Hearing Commission Certification, Dec. 1, 2022
Nexgen Silica LLC Administrative Hearing Commission Supplemental Certification, Dec. 8, 2022
Nexgen Silica LLC Appeal, Petitioner's Exhibits, Dec. 1, 2022
Nexgen Silica LLC Appeal, Respondent's Exhibits, Dec. 1, 2022
Nexgen Silica LLC Appeal, Intervenor's Exhibits, Dec. 1, 2022
Nexgen Silica LLC Administrative Hearing Commission Hearing Transcript, Volume 1A and 1B, Sept. 27, 2022
Administrative Hearing Commission Recommended Decision: Nexgen Silica LLC, Nov. 15, 2022
Missouri Mining Commission Final Decision: Nexgen Silica LLC, Jan. 17, 2023
 — CANCELLED
Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri

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

Meeting
Lewis and Clark State Office Building
Jefferson City, Missouri
Agenda
Minutes
Additional Materials:
Missouri Mining Commission Meeting Packet, Jan. 27, 2022

Members

Dr. Gregory Haddock, Associate Provost of Graduate Studies and Special Programs
Chair
Representing: Public
Northwest Missouri State University
Maryville, MO
Mike Larsen
Vice-Chair
Representing: Public
Jefferson City, MO
Carey Bridges, RG, Missouri Geological Survey Director
Member
Representing: State Geologist
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Rolla, MO
John Hoke, Water Protection Program Director
Member
Representing: MoDNR Staff Contact, Clean Water Commission
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Jefferson City, MO
Kevin James
Member
Representing: Public
Salem, MO
David Thorne, Policy Supervisor
Member
Representing: Missouri Department of Conservation
Missouri Department of Conservation
Jefferson City, MO
Chris Williams
Member
Representing: Public
Carl Junction, MO
Vacant
Member
Representing: Public
Timothy Duggan
Attorney General's Office Contact
Missouri Attorney General's Office
P.O. Box 899
Jefferson City, MO 65102-0899
573-751-3321
Guy Frazier, Land Reclamation Program Director
MoDNR Staff Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
P.O. Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4041
Steffanie Ruppel
MoDNR Staff Assistant Contact
Missouri Department of Natural Resources
PO Box 176
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-4041
steffanie.ruppel@dnr.mo.gov

Commission Structure

The Missouri Mining Commission is made up of eight members, five of which are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Senate. All members must have an interest in and knowledge of conservation and land reclamation.

  • State geologist
  • Staff director of the Land Reclamation Program
  • Director of the Missouri Department of Conservation
  • Staff director of the Clean Water Commission
  • Four members of the public, one of which must have training and experience in surface mining
  • Only one member of the commission may have a direct link with the mining industry
  • No more than three of the appointed members may be from the same political party

Commissioners serve four-year terms and until successors are selected and qualified. If you are interested in serving on this commission, a current Application for Gubernatorial Appointment is required for consideration. You can apply online on the Missouri Boards and Commissions website.