Interstate Mining Compact Commission (multi-state)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Alabama;Arkansas;Illinois;Indiana;Kentucky;Louisiana;Maryland;Missouri;New York;North Carolina;North Dakota;Ohio;Oklahoma;Pennsylvania;South Carolina;Tennessee;Texas;Virginia;West Virginia

Applies to States or Provinces Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia
Name Interstate Mining Compact Commission (multi-state)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines, Siting and Permitting
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS, Natural Gas, Nuclear
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Start Date 1970

Program Administrator Interstate Mining Compact Commission
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15


The Interstate Mining Compact is a multi-state governmental agency / organization that represents the natural resource and related environmental protection interests of its member states. Currently, 23 states are members to the compact, and 6 additional states are associate members. The compact is administered by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission, which does not possess regulatory powers but “provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states” and thus aids the development of effective regulatory programs and environmental protection initiatives.

The Commission exercises several powers on behalf of the states, all of which are of a study, recommendatory or consultative nature. The Commission does not possess regulatory powers, as some Compacts do. The Commission provides a forum for interstate action and communication on issues of concern to the member states. It is the potential to stimulate the development and production of each state's mineral wealth through effective regulatory programs that draws many of the states together in the prosecution of the Commission's work. Given the environmental sensitivities associated with this objective, a significant portion of the Commission's work is dedicated to the environmental protection issues naturally associated with this mineral development. It is the significant value and clout that comes from "compacting" together and speaking with a strong, united voice that can make a difference in each state's efforts to implement effective regulatory programs that will conserve natural resources and secure a vibrant state (and thus national) mineral economy.

Policy Contact

Department Interstate Mining Compact Commission
Address 445-A Carlisle Drive
Place Herndon, Virginia
Zip/Postal Code 20170
Phone 703.709.8654
Fax 703.709.8655

Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Va. Code 45.1-271

Authority 2: S.C. Code 48-21
Date Enacted 1962

Authority 3: Tex. Nat. Res. Code 132