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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.  

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

San Juan Mine Permit Renewal (2019)
Renewal Application Notice for Comments
Public Notice

Lee Ranch Mine Phase 1 (2019)
Bond Release Application (7.5 Mb)
Public Notice

El Segundo Mine Phase 1 (2019)
Bond Release Application (7 Mb)
Public Notice

La Plata Transportation Corridor
Phases 2 and 3 (2019)

Bond Release Application (42 Mb)
Public Notice

Ancho Surface Mine Phase 3 (2019)
Bond Release Application (21 Mb)
Exhibits (69 Mb)
Vegetation Reports (104 Mb)
Public Notice

Ancho Surface Mine Phase 3 (October 2019)
Bond Release Application (11.5 Mb)
Public Notice
Exhibits (45 Mb)
Vegetation Reports (104 Mb)

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
Linda S. DeLay, GISP, MMD Geospatial Specialist; Ecologist
Shann Stringer,
Hydrologist
(505) 476-3416
(505) 476-3411
(505) 476-3410
jamesr.smith@state.nm.us
linda.delay@state.nm.us
shann.stringer@state.nm.us

 
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