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The Coal Program is currently in the process of revising the Rules. Proposed rules were submitted to the Office of Surface Mining (OSM) as a Formal Program Amendment on April 11, 2011.  A revision to the Statement of Basis, Purpose, and Authority for the proposed rules was submitted to OSM on September 22, 2011.  

Additional revisions were required by the OSM during 2013 and 2014, resulting in a revised submittal dated May 13, 2014.  The revised submittal was informally approved by the OSM on May 22, 2014.  A Revised Formal Program Amendment was submitted to OSM on October 1, 2014.

October 1, 2014 Revised Formal Program Amendment

May 13, 2014 Revised Program Amendment

September 22, 2011 Revision of the Formal Program Amendment

April 11, 2011 Formal Program Amendment


Coal train at the Elk Creek Mine.