Coal mining represents a long-term commitment by companies and the communities where they are located, necessitating the involvement of several agencies and organizations.
Other federal agencies are also involved in you may have an association with include the following:
Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM), Department of the Interior, is responsible for mine permitting and reclamation.
Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONRR), Department of the Interior, is responsible for receipt and recordation of rent royalty payment.
U.S. Forest Service, Department of Agriculture, its consent is required for leasing in areas where the USFS controls the surface estate.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ensures compliance with the Community Right to Know Act.
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), Department of Labor, conducts mine inspections, investigations and training.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, provides scientific analysis of air quality and provides geological reports.