Regulation of Surface Coal Mining and Surface Effects of Underground Coal Mining

To assist the States in administering approved regulatory programs.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Governor-designated State agencies in coal producing States receive annual grants to assist in administering and enforcing the States' approved regulatory programs as provided by the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

Agency - Department of the Interior

The Department of the Interior protects and provides access to the Nation's natural and cultural heritage, including responsibilities to Indian tribes and island communities. Departmental goals include resource protection and usage, overseeing recreational opportunities, serving communities and excellence in management.

Office - See Catalog Appendix IV.
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