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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:

York Canyon Surface Mine Phase III
    Bond Release Application (96 Mb)
    Public Notice

York Canyon Underground Mine Phase III
    Bond Release Application (113 Mb)
    Public Notice

El Segundo Mine Phase I
    Bond Release Application (34 Mb)
    Public Notice Phase I

El Segundo Mine Phase II
    Bond Release Application (45 Mb)
    Public Notice Phase II

Lee Ranch Mine Phase I
    Bond Release Application (88 Mb)
    Public Notice Phase I

Lee Ranch Mine Phase II
    Bond Release Application (60 Mb)
    Public Notice Phase II

Lee Ranch Mine Phase III
    Bond Release Application (30 Mb)
    Public Notice Phase III

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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