Department of Mines COVID-19 Virus Update:

The Oklahoma City office, located in the Cameron building at 29th and Classen, has been closed to the public.
If you need to meet with a staff person at the Oklahoma Department of Mines, please call our main number, (405) 427-3859, for additional assistance.
On-Premise staffing is currently limited. We thank you for your patience.
If this is a mining emergency, please call:

(405) 317-7023 for Richard Shore, Minerals Program Director or
(405) 439-9577 for Rhonda Dossett, Coal Program Director
For Minerals permitting issues, please call:
Mike Kelley
(405) 522-9850
For Coal permitting needs, please call:
Stacy Woody (918) 295-3999 



Notice of Formal Rulemaking Hearing and Draft Rule Changes

Chapter 10 Rulemaking Hearing Notice 
Chapter 10 - Draft 10/23/2020
Chapter 10 - Draft 11/10/2020 
Rule Impact Statement - Chapter 10 Propsed Amendments

Chapter 12 Rulemaking Hearing Notice
Chapter 12 - Draft 11/10/2020
Rule Impact Statement - Proposed New Chapter 12

Remote Participation Information:

ODM 460:10 and 460:12 NRI Rulemaking Hearings

December 29, 2020
10:00AM to 12:00PM

Meting Number: 126 744 4028
Password: ODoM

For Telephone:
Call: (408)418-9388
Access Code: 126 744 4028
Password: 6366

Welcome from the Director

Oklahoma 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.


Applications Authorized for Publications

Web Publication Notice January 6, 2021


ODM Calendar

February 18, 2021 10:30 am
March 18, 2021 10:30 am
April 15, 2021 10:30 am
June 17, 2021 01:30 pm
August 25, 2021 01:30 pm
December 14, 2021 10:30 am


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