Abandoned Mine Land
E-Permitting & Industry Correspondence
Coal Electronic Forms
Coal FAQ / Frequently Asked Questions
Active Mine Land Reforestation
Law and Regulations
Permitting, Hydrology and Bonding
Application Status (Coal)
Pending Applications (pdf)
Approved Applications (pdf)
Issued Permits (pdf)
History of Coal Mining
Environmental Lab Services
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
US Army Corps of Engineers
US Dept of Agriculture N. Appalachian Experimental Watershed (NAEW)
US Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Applicant Violator System
Map to Our Offices:
Fountain Square, Building H-3
Monday - Friday
8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.
For general information email your questions here.
Public Record Requests can be emailed or directed to (614) 265-6901.
Mineral Resources Management
2045 Morse Rd.
Columbus, OH 43229-6693
Fax H-2 (614) 265-7999
Fax H-3 (614) 265-7998
Ensuring that no mining occurs without adequate reclamation, the division enforces Ohio’s mining regulations to control areas disturbed during mining, and to minimize any long-term adverse environmental impacts of mining.
Today’s stricter laws require that coal operators successfully return mined areas to their pre-mining land uses or better land uses.
Ohio is located in the northern portion of the Appalachian Coal Basin, which is one of the largest coal fields in the United States. Ohio’s coal region covers thirty-two counties, and is located to the south and east of a line that would stretch roughly from Portsmouth through Zanesville to Youngstown. It is estimated that Ohio has 11.5 billion tons of economically recoverable coal reserves.
For more information on coal production and consumption in Ohio and across the nation, go to Ohio Division of Geological Survey, Report on Ohio Mineral Industries and U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration.
Special Note: New application forms added to the division's Electronic Permitting System (EPS):
Additional format requirements for submittal of coal mining application maps
View 2013 Performance Agreement between DMRM and OSM.
Underground Mining Fact Sheet (pdf)
Ohio Reclamation Commission
Mining and reclamation procedures that meet with the Surface Mining Law requirements
Citizen's Guide to Mining and Reclamation in Ohio - 56 page overview (pdf)
Blasting in Ohio's Quarries and Surface Mines (pdf)
Training/Continuing Education Opportunities for Certified Blasters - Pre-approved Conferences/Seminars/Courses
View the latest Report on Ohio Mineral Industries from the Division of Geological Survey and an Interactive Map of Ohio Mineral Industries.
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