Welcome to the Colorado Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety


DRMS -- Mission:

To protect the public, miners and the environment during current mining operations, restore abandoned mines, and to ensure that all mined land is reclaimed to beneficial use.

DRMS -- Vision:

The division is committed to balance the need for mineral resource production with protection of the public, environment and Colorado’s natural resources.

Public Meetings
Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board (CMLRB) is a multi-interest citizen board which establishes the regulations, standards and policies that guide the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety.
News & Notices
The U.S. Department of Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement, has released for public comment an Environmental Assessment and unsigned Finding of No Significant Impact for the Colowyo Coal Mine South Taylor/Lower Wilson Expansion Area, Federal Mining Plan Modification. Please click the first link below for more information.