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COAL MINE RECLAMATION PROGRAM

The Coal Mine Reclamation Program (CMRP) was created in the early 1980s as part of New Mexico's enactment of surface coal mine reclamation regulations under SMCRA (Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977).

CMRP regulates coal mines on all lands (federal, state and private) within New Mexico, with the exception of Indian lands. With a mandate to protect the public health and safety and the environment in and around surface coal mining operations, CMRP permits, inspects and enforces in accordance with SMCRA regulations. Another part of our mandate is to educate citizens as to their rights when they feel coal mining operations may be affecting their health, safety or property. A Citizen's Guide to Coal Mine Blasting in New Mexico provides information about one of the areas of public concern associated with surface coal mining.  

Announcement:
Ancho/Gachupin-Brackett Surface Mine Permit Renewal
      Permit Renewal Application (11 Mb)
      Public Notice

Additional information:
Coal Mining Regulation
Notices of Intent to Explore - Less than 250 Tons
Blaster Certification Application
Coal Fields in New Mexico

 

Contact Information

James R. Smith, P.E., Program Manager
Patrick Castillo, P.E., Engineer
Linda S. DeLay, GISP
, MMD Geospatial Specialist; Ecologist
Andrew Monroy, Coal Inspector
Shann Stringer,
Hydrologist
(505) 476-3416
(505) 476-3412
(505) 476-3411
(505) 476-3418
(505) 476-3410
jamesr.smith@state.nm.us
patrick.castillo@state.nm.us
linda.delay@state.nm.us
andrew.monroy@state.nm.us
shann.stringer@state.nm.us

 
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