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Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Projects - To comply with NEPA notification provisions and for the convenience of the public, the NEPA determination documents for projects are available from the following states:

  • Kentucky (authorized after January 1, 2011)
  • Tennessee (authorized after October 1, 2014)
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ARblast: All Resources on Blasting - An extensive list of documentation, research, and publications related to blasting.

Glossary - An alphabetical listing of frequently used acronyms and technical terms (with definitions).

Hydrology Resources - An extensive list of documentation, research, and publications related to hydrology.

Impoundment Resources - An extensive list of documentation, research, and publications related to impoundments and dam safety.

Newsroom - Want to know what's happening in the Appalachian Region? Visit our Newsroom to stay up to date with the latest topics, events, news, and stories occurring throughout the Appalachian Region.

Reading Room - A listing of publically available studies, publications, and other documentation about the various technical aspects of mining and reclamation processes within the Appalachian Region.

Site Map - The Appalachian Region's sitemap contains a complete listing of the available web pages within the website.

Website Details - Need help navigating the new website or are you experiencing browser issues? Please visit the OSMRE AR Website Details page to learn about the page features, obtain tips on navigating, and browser compatibility and issues.


The following is a select list of resources throughout all of OSMRE's websites. The links open in a new window as those resources are located on our national website,, or other separate OSMRE operated websites. For more information on the OSMRE AR website, see the Website Details page.

Applied Science - Projects that develop and demonstrate improved technologies to address public safety and environmental issues related to the mining of coal and reclamation of the lands affected after mining.

Bonds - As a prerequisite for obtaining a coal mining permit, a person must post a reclamation bond to ensure that the regulatory authority will have sufficient funds to reclaim the site if the permittee fails to complete the reclamation plan approved in the permit.

Budget - Budget information for the past several years including budget justifications, proposed budget summmaries, and the Department of Interior's "Budget in Brief".

Directives - Directives are written communication provided in the form of instructions, manuals, notices, guides, policies, and procedures. These policy documents assist employees in effectively performing their jobs.

Grants - This page gives information on both Regulatory Program grants and Abandoned Mine Land (AML) grants.

Laws, Regulations, and Guidance - A listing of applicable laws, and links to the Code of Federal Regulations, Federal Register Documents, and other policy and guidance documents.

Mine Map Index System - Looking for a map? Search the Mine Map Index System. Maintained by the National Mine Map Repository (NMMR), the index system allows visitors to search the database listing of mine maps available from NMMR.

Safety & Health - Resources, guidance, contacts, and various forms dealing with safety and health information.

Page Last Modified/Reviewed: 3/26/2021

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