The Land Reclamation Program regulates surface mining and reclamation activities for limestone, sand, gravel, clay, barite and tar sands. The program also regulates the reclamation of waste areas resulting from mining and refining operations for lead, zinc, copper, silver, gold and iron.

Administration Unit

  • Accounting
  • Personnel management
  • Other support functions


  • Reclamation of abandoned coal mines
  • Reclamation budgets
  • Reclamation contract administration
  • Administers the National Environmental Policy Act
  • Site inspections
  • Engineering designs
  • Bond forfeiture processing
  • Consultant reviews
  • Information resources management
  • Develop rules and regulations


  • Processes permit applications
  • Operation permit issuance
  • Liability bonding administration
  • Engineering design review
  • Blasters certification program
  • Develop rules and regulations
  • Public complaints response
  • Mine inspections
  • Permit Compliance and enforcement
  • Reclamation status
  • Bond and liability release complaints
  • Wildcat operations
  • Develop rules and regulations