Will BLM routinely inspect my lease and mining operations?
Yes, BLM inspects all leases and mining operations quarterly. BLM inspections are designed to ascertain that royalty is being paid on all the coal mined, that coal is not routinely or deliberately being lost, and that mining operations are consistent with the terms and conditions of the lease.
Is BLM the only agency that will inspect mining operations?
No, there are other agencies that have authority to inspect mining operations for compliance with other federal or state laws and regulations.