OFFICE of SURFACE MINING
RECLAMATION and ENFORCEMENT

U.S. Department of the Interior

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For More Information:

Ben Owens

Division Chief
bowens@osmre.gov
(412) 937-2827


Pittsburgh Field Division


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Pittsburgh Field Division (PFD)

Responsibilities

The Pittsburgh Field Division is primarily responsible for the following functions in the Appalachian Region:

  • Assisting our States of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Ohio with approved regulatory and abandoned mine land (AML) programs in carrying out the federal requirements as stated in the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) and Title 30 Code of Federal Regulations (30 CFR).
  • Reviewing and analyzing proposed state program amendments and monitoring and evaluating our States regulatory programs, cooperative agreements, and AML reclamation programs.
  • Working with States to resolve identified program issues.
  • Developing annual performance agreements with our States that define assistance and other activities for each evaluation year.
  • Conducting performance reviews in accordance with the negotiated performance agreement.
  • Inspecting mines in accordance with existing OSMRE policy, citizen concerns, or concerns from routine program and document review.
  • Providing direct technical assistance or access to technical assistance on issues relating to mine permitting, compliance monitoring, mitigation, AML issues, or reclamation decisions.
  • Reviewing grant documents and ensuring programmatic compliance with all grant conditions.
  • Assisting our States in pursuing reclamation of the most serious, high priority AML sites.

Oversight

To view oversight documents visit, OSMRE's REG-8 Oversight Database:



Annual Performance Agreements

The current work plans are available for Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania and are located in OSMRE's REG-8 Oversight Database (ODocs). For more information please contact the corresponding individual below:

Maryland Ohio Pennsylvania

Tom Cunningham
OSMRE, Pittsburgh Field Division
3 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Email: tcunningham@osmre.gov
Phone: (412) 335-5771

Steve Maxwell
OSMRE, Pittsburgh Field Division
3 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Email: stmaxwell@osmre.gov
Phone: (412) 312-1299

Joan Hopler
OSMRE, Pittsburgh Field Division
USGS Building
215 Limekiln Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Email: jhopler@osmre.gov
Phone: 717-730-6986


Topic Specific Oversight Reports

Topic specific reports that have been published about Maryland, Ohio, and Pennsylvania can be found in OSMRE's REG-8 Oversight Database (ODocs).

Contact PFD

The Pittsburgh Field Division has offices located in Columbus, Ohio and in Harrisburg and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.



Division Chief

Ben Owens
Email: bowens@osmre.gov
Phone: (412) 937-2827
Fax: (412) 937-2888

Pittsburgh Field Division

Mailing Addresses
Pittsburgh, PA Harrisburg, PA

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
3 Parkway Center
Pittsburgh, PA 15220

Phone: (412) 937-2827

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
USGS Building
215 Limekiln Road
New Cumberland, PA 17070

Phone: (717) 730-6985



Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 3/10/18

Appalachian Region, OSMRE, 3 Parkway Center, Pittsburgh, PA 15220
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