Surface Coal Mining
In fiscal year 2006, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. obtained final bond release for their BeeVeer Mine located in Randolph county. In 2007, the Land Reclamation Program recognized the company’s outstanding effort in reclaiming this mine by nominating Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. for two national awards:
- One from the Interstate Mining Compact Commission.
- One from the Office of Surface Mining.
Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. won awards from both of these organizations for its premier effort in reclaiming a difficult and challenging portion of the overall areas mined by the company during the 1980’s and 1990’s. While the program recognizes that all coal mining companies presently operating in the state do a fine job of reclamation once mining is completed, Associated Electric Cooperative Inc. is commended for their outstanding effort at the former BeeVeer mine site.
On Feb. 1, 2006, Missouri formally regained primacy to operate the coal program. The federal register that makes this official is also dated Feb. 1, 2006.