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Indiana Code Title 14: Natural and Cultural Resources Article 34: Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation


Indiana Administrative Code Title 312: Natural Resources Commission Article 25: Coal Mining and Reclamation Operations (1.7mb acrobat pdf file)


Public Law 95-87 Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA)


30 CFR Part 700

Federal Oversight

The U.S. OSMRE monitors the Division's Regulatory and Restoration programs. This office acts in an oversight capacity to the state's regulatory authority.

OSMRE monitors the program administration to assure adequate permitting, inspection, and enforcement operations. This monitoring is conducted on a continuous basis through sample reviews of state actions on permits, inspections, citizen complaints, etc. OSMRE will also respond to written complaints from individuals after reviewing state actions. At the end of each year, OSMRE issues an annual report for the results of their oversight of the Indiana DOR's performance implementation of the approved program.

Further information on OSMRE activities in may be obtained at the following address and phone number:

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Alton Field Division
501 Belle St., Suite 216
Alton, IL 62002

Phone (618) 463-6460