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Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation (Indiana)

Eligibility 
Agricultural
Commercial
Fed. Government
Industrial
Institutional
Investor-Owned Utility
Local Government
Low-Income Residential
Multi-Family Residential
Municipal/Public Utility
Nonprofit
Residential
Rural Electric Cooperative
State/Provincial Govt
Tribal Government
Utility
Program Info
State 
Indiana
Program Type 
Environmental Regulations
Provider 
Department of Natural Resources

The Indiana Department of Natural Resources implements and enforces the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as well as a statewide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of mining operations, and regulates coal mining operations to protect the environment, the rights of surface landowners, and to assure that reclamation is feasible. This legislation authorizing DNR contains information about exploration activities, coal mining permits, operations, and reclamation requirements.