Surface Coal Mining Law (Missouri)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Missouri

Applies to States or Provinces Missouri
Name Surface Coal Mining Law (Missouri)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Environmental Regulations
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

Program Administrator Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


This law aims to provide for the regulation of coal mining in order to minimize or prevent its adverse effects, protect the environment to the extent possible, protect landowner rights, and prohibit coal mining in locations where reclamation is not feasible. The law aims to strike a balance between protection of the environment and agricultural productivity and the need for coal as an energy source. This law addresses the powers of the Land Reclamation Commission, permitting procedures for surface coal mining, reclamation plan requirements, and fees.

Policy Contact

Department Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Division Land Reclamation Program
Address P.O. Box 176
Place Jefferson City, Missouri
Zip/Postal Code 65102
Phone 800-361-4827
Phone 2 573-751-4041

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

Authority 1: Mo. Rev. Stat. 444.800 through 444.970

Authority 2: Code of State Regulations 10-40