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 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, recordation, and distribution of rent royalty and bonus bid payments.
Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA), Department of the Interior, is responsible for managing coal leases on Indian lands.
U.S. Forest Service (USFS), 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 safety inspections, investigations and training.
U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Department of the Interior, provides scientific analysis of air quality and provides geological reports.