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Mary Ann PritchardOklahoma Department of Mines (ODM) is the state agency responsible for ensuring the reclamation of land disturbed by mining operations. The Department regulates the production of coal and non-fuel minerals. The Department is committed to protecting the right of citizens and to the promotion of mining. The Department of Mines enforces and implements various provisions of state and federally-mandated programs in health, safety, mining, and land reclamation practices associated with surface and subsurface mining.

The Department has programs to:

  1. Safeguard human health and safety
  2. Issue permits and inspect all mining operations for land reclamation
  3. Minimize environmental impact to land, air, and water quality
  4. Regulate blasting of a mine site, and
  5. Conduct courses in first aid, mine safety, and accident prevention.

Notice of Proposed Permanent Rulemaking

 Title 460. Department of Mines


Chapter 10. Non-Coal Rules and Regulations

Notice of Proposed Permanent Rulemaking OAR Docket #19-925

Subchapter 13 and Subchapter 19
Chapter 12. Water Quality Standards Implementation Plan

Notice of Proposed Permanent Rulemaking OAR Docket #19-926

Subchapter 1

Chapter 25. Oklahoma Explosives and Blasting Rules and Regulations

Notice of Proposed Permanent Rulemaking OAR Docket #19-927

Subchapter 13

Job Vacancy

Publications

Applications Authorized for Publication
Web Publication Notice January 15, 2020

Mining Sites

Historic Underground Mining Maps

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