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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Part of the U.S. Department of the Interior, OSMRE is responsible for protecting society and the env The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) is a bureau within the United States Department of the Interior responsible for protecting society and the environment from the adverse effects of surface coal mining operations.

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Join OSMRE and other Interior Department bureaus on May 24 at 2 pm for a fireside chat to celebrate Asian American, Nati...
05/19/2022

Join OSMRE and other Interior Department bureaus on May 24 at 2 pm for a fireside chat to celebrate Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AANHPI). This year's theme is β€œAdvancing Leaders through Collaboration,” highlighting the need of collaboration to improve team dynamics, enhance problem solving, increase innovation and efficiency, improve communication and increase workplace success.
https://www.doi.gov/events

πŸ’ΈπŸ’΅ @OSMRE is announcing $122.5 Million in AML Economic Revitalization #AMLER grants! See the whole announcement here
05/17/2022
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Announces $122.5 million in Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Grants | Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

πŸ’ΈπŸ’΅ @OSMRE is announcing $122.5 Million in AML Economic Revitalization #AMLER grants! See the whole announcement here

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#DYK The #AML Awards have a category for small projects or projects receiving less than $1 million in a State or Tribe t...
05/16/2022
2017 OSMRE Small Project AML Reclamation Award Winner – Virginia

#DYK The #AML Awards have a category for small projects or projects receiving less than $1 million in a State or Tribe that receives less than $6 million annually in AML funding. Check out this recent AML Small Project Award recipient.

Virginia is awarded the 2017 Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Small Project Award for the Hurrica...

πŸ•ŠπŸ¦’πŸ¦†It’s Migratory Bird Day!!! πŸ¦†πŸ¦’πŸ•ŠDon’t forget to dim your lights at night πŸ’‘πŸ”¦πŸ•― for migrating birds. Learn more here:
05/14/2022
Light Pollution #WMBD2022 | World Migratory Bird Day

πŸ•ŠπŸ¦’πŸ¦†It’s Migratory Bird Day!!! πŸ¦†πŸ¦’πŸ•Š
Don’t forget to dim your lights at night πŸ’‘πŸ”¦πŸ•― for migrating birds. Learn more here:

Through the activities being undertaken on these three flyways and the resulting exchange of information, WMBD wishes to increase the level of awareness about the threats – both general and specific – that birds are facing. By comparing their experiences and concerns, sharing their stories and a...

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law πŸ“œRevegetation report, critical mining recycling research, and much more at https://www.osm...
05/11/2022

Bipartisan Infrastructure Law πŸ“œ
Revegetation report, critical mining recycling research, and much more at https://www.osmre.gov/bil

#TerminologyTuesday AMLER-Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program -- The intent of the program is to explore...
05/10/2022

#TerminologyTuesday AMLER-Abandoned Mine Land Economic Revitalization Program -- The intent of the program is to explore and implement strategies that return legacy coal mining sites to productive uses through economic and community development. Learn more here http://ow.ly/hcUJ50J0geJ

#InTheNews πŸ“°"The electrothermal treatment increased the recovery yield of rare earths in coal fly ash to about 200 perce...
05/09/2022
E&E News: Heat turns waste into viable source of rare earths β€” study

#InTheNews πŸ“°

"The electrothermal treatment increased the recovery yield of rare earths in coal fly ash to about 200 percent of what is extracted by acid leaching without the treatment, the study found."

The technique makes it possible to extract a higher percentage of elements from waste than from ore, but first it must be scaled up for commercial use.

To all the Mom's out there Happy Mothers Day!!!
05/08/2022

To all the Mom's out there Happy Mothers Day!!!

Innovative use of tech πŸ”¬, difficulty of achieving reclamation πŸŒ„, on-site effectiveness, are just a few of the standards ...
05/05/2022
2014 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards Presentation Video

Innovative use of tech πŸ”¬, difficulty of achieving reclamation πŸŒ„, on-site effectiveness, are just a few of the standards evaluated for the AML Awards. πŸ₯‡πŸ₯ˆπŸ₯‰

Submit your nominations before June 17. Until then check out these recipients from 2014.

2014 Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation Awards Presentation Video

Innovation or reviving history? Trompe Tech in #AMD Treatment.
05/04/2022
Applied Sciences Trompe - Remembering Bruce Leavitt

Innovation or reviving history? Trompe Tech in #AMD Treatment.

In June 2013, OSM unveiled a project it funded under its Applied Sciences division in which a local hydrogeologist reintroduced an ancient technology to trea...

#InTheNews πŸ“°#AMLER Grant for the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine. Over 375K for renovations and additions.
05/03/2022
Grant awarded for Pocahontas Exhibition Mine improvements

#InTheNews πŸ“°

#AMLER Grant for the Pocahontas Exhibition Mine. Over 375K for renovations and additions.

POCAHONTAS, Va. β€” A $379,178 grant award will allow for a continuation of ongoing renovations and additions to the historic Pocahontas Exhibition Mine, state and federal officials announced Friday.

Join us all month long as we celebrate Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!
05/01/2022

Join us all month long as we celebrate Asian American Native Hawaiian Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

04/29/2022
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🌲🌳Happy ARBOR DAY!!!!🌳🌲
Here at OSMRE we love trees and you can see plenty at the Pittsburg Botanic Garden that was once an active coal mine!

Congratulations Lori! OSMRE’s 2021 EEO Torchbearer OSMRE is pleased to announce that Lori Windle, an Audiovisual Product...
04/28/2022

Congratulations Lori! OSMRE’s 2021 EEO Torchbearer

OSMRE is pleased to announce that Lori Windle, an Audiovisual Production Specialist in the Program Services Branch in Lakewood, Colorado, is the EEO Torchbearer Award recipient for 2021.

Torchbearers are employees who significantly contribute to creating a model EEO Program that promotes a positive working environment by valuing the differences that individuals bring to the workplace.

Lori leads Interior regions 5, 7-11 American Indian and Alaska Native Special Emphasis Program. Under her leadership, Lori has spearheaded, planned, and coordinated special emphasis events to increase cultural awareness among her peers and the OSMRE workforce. Lori has the longest term of SEP service and has mentored many colleagues professionally and in the EEO arena.

Please join us in congratulating Lori on being named the 2021 EEO Torchbearer!

🐦🐀πŸ₯πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦…πŸ¦†πŸ¦‰πŸ•ŠπŸ¦’πŸ¦œπŸ¦šAudubon Day!🐦🐀πŸ₯πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦…πŸ¦†πŸ¦‰πŸ•ŠπŸ¦’πŸ¦œπŸ¦šWhat Comes After Coal? Sometimes, the answer has feathers.
04/26/2022
What Comes After Coal? Sometimes, the Answer Has Feathers

🐦🐀πŸ₯πŸ¦ƒπŸ¦…πŸ¦†πŸ¦‰πŸ•ŠπŸ¦’πŸ¦œπŸ¦š
Audubon Day!
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What Comes After Coal? Sometimes, the answer has feathers.

Bobwhites and other struggling grassland birds have found refuge on a replanted mining tract in Kentucky, even as the habitat itself is in limbo.

Volunteers plant trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Reclaiming Mine Lands with the Forestry Reclamation Approach....
04/22/2022

Volunteers plant trees at the Flight 93 National Memorial. Reclaiming Mine Lands with the Forestry Reclamation Approach. #EARTHDay @NatlParkService
β€’ 10 years.
β€’ 214 acres ripped and planted.
β€’ 152,252 total seedlings.
β€’ 41 species of native trees and shrubs.

#InTheNews πŸ“°"Talk about going from absolute desolate land to creating something here”- Adam Shaffer, Flight 93 NP Memori...
04/22/2022
Reforestation Of Flight 93 National Memorial Grounds To Conclude This Weekend

#InTheNews πŸ“°

"Talk about going from absolute desolate land to creating something here”- Adam Shaffer, Flight 93 NP Memorial's Chief of Interpretation and Education,

🌲🌳🌲The Forestry Reclamation Approach in Action!🌲🌳🌲

A decade of planting trees to restore the grounds at Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania is expected to conclude this weekend with the planting of more than 14,000 seedlings across 20 acres of the site.

πŸŒ»πŸŒ³πŸŒ„πŸŒHappy Earth Day!!🌏🌲🌼
04/22/2022

πŸŒ»πŸŒ³πŸŒ„πŸŒHappy Earth Day!!🌏🌲🌼

#ICYMI The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law reduced the AML Fee Rate and Extended AML Fee Collection to FY 2034 learn more ...
04/21/2022

#ICYMI The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law reduced the AML Fee Rate and Extended AML Fee Collection to FY 2034 learn more about BIL https://www.osmre.gov/bil

#TerminologyTuesday #DYK Beneficial Land Use covers quite a few different uses, Cropland, Forestry, Recreational, and ma...
04/19/2022

#TerminologyTuesday #DYK Beneficial Land Use covers quite a few different uses, Cropland, Forestry, Recreational, and many more. Learn more about Land Use within SMCRA here https://www.osmre.gov/resources/glossary#l

#DYK you can plant a tree in Jefferson County Ohio! It’s National #VolunteerWeek, Friendship Park and @ohiodnr are looki...
04/18/2022

#DYK you can plant a tree in Jefferson County Ohio!
It’s National #VolunteerWeek, Friendship Park and @ohiodnr are looking for volunteers to plant trees! All the details are here https://friendship.jeffersoncountyoh.com/ #EarthDay #VolunteerMonth #KeepAmericaBeautiful #ArborDay

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Restoration of former mine lands is at the heart of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) mission! The reforestation of native trees at abandoned mine sites, is one of the many ways OSMRE, along with state and local partners, restores critical habitats for future generations. It’s work like this that contributes to the goals of the America the Beautiful initiative. We want to conserve, connect, and restore 30 percent of our lands and waters by 2030 for the sake of our economy, our health, and our well-being. Learn more about how we are taking on this challenge! https://www.doi.gov/priorities/america-the-beautiful Photo by U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
Runoff from a historic coal mine is being diverted from nearby homes in Wise County thanks to a #VirginiaEnergy Abandoned Mine Land project. Learn more: http://ow.ly/uZiX50HtcHo Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement #AbandonedMineLand #ourworksnotdone #minedlandreclamation
Work will soon begin on a #VirginiaEnergy Abandoned Mine Land project in Wise County to protect several homes from hazards caused by historic coal mining. Learn more: http://ow.ly/lNgn50Hsl4i Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement #AbandonedMineLand #ourworksnotdone #minedlandreclamation
An abandoned mine land project will remove dangers from historic mining in Midlothian. Read more: http://ow.ly/c1EM50Hsaqs Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement #AbandonedMineLand #ourworksnotdone #minedlandreclamation
The Cody Field Office partnered with the State of Wyoming in 2021 to reclaim the Cottonwood Creek Bentonite Mine, 3 miles north of Cody on Bureau of Reclamation–administered land. When the mine was abandoned in the 1960s, trenches in unstable sedimentary rock, propped open with old timbers, were left behind, creating a hazardous environment. We’re grateful the state shared our commitment to make this area safer for public land users. This past fall, the four mine trenches were opened to determine their extent, then backfilled with the existing mine spoil that was stockpiled on site. Each opening was then compacted, and the entire ridge was recontoured. Straw wattles were installed on all slopes to reduce erosion caused by running water, and the old mine timbers were recovered, recycled and incorporated into the erosion control structures. Learn more ⬇️ https://www.blm.gov/press-release/blm-state-reclaim-abandoned-mine-near-cody Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office Bureau of Reclamation Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
On this #MappingMonday, check out this map from our friends at Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Doc# 380326 is the No. 02021 Mine in Wise County, #Virginia, from 1966. #VirginiaEnergy
On this #MappingMonday, check out this map from our friends at Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Doc# 380326 is the No. 02021 Mine in Wise County, #Virginia, from 1966. #VirginiaEnergy
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was enacted mid-November and with it comes a lot of exciting work for Interior. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has a helpful new website to explain what the law means for the Abandoned Mine Land program. https://www.osmre.gov/BIL.shtm
The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law was enacted mid-November and with it comes a lot of exciting work for Interior. The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement has a helpful new website to explain what the law means for the Abandoned Mine Land program. https://www.osmre.gov/BIL.shtm
#ICYMI. Last week the Wise County Economic & Industrial Development broke ground for a 3.6MW #solar installation on what use to be a surface #coalmine. #VirginiaEnergy awarded the county a $500,000 #AbandonedMineLand Economic Revitalization grant for site development. The county also received its SolSmart Gold designation. #ourworksnotdone #cleanenergyVA Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement U.S. Department of Energy UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
Today we are celebrating the groundbreaking of the solar installation at the Mineral Gap Data Center in Wise County. The IDA received a $500,000 #AbandonedMineLand Economic Revitalization grant for developing this project on an historic coal mine. We are also celebrating the county’s SolSmart Gold Designation. #ourworksnotdone Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement Wise County Economic & Industrial Development #cleanenergyVA #VirginiaEnergy U.S. Department of Energy UVA Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service
On this #ThrowbackThursday, check out this map from our friends at Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement. Doc# 380326 is the No. 02021 Mine in Wise County, #Virginia, from 1966. #VirginiaEnergy