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Other Agencies Associated with Federal Coal Leasing
Are there other federal agencies that I will have contact with in association with a federal coal lease?
Yes, 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.
Minerals Management Service (MMS), Department of the Interior is responsible for receipt and recordation of rent royalty payment.
United States 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) for compliance with the Community Right to Know Act.