Surface Coal Mining and Reclamation (Indiana)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Indiana

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

Program Administrator Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Division of Reclamation
Primary Website

Last Review 2014-09-15

Information Source


The Indiana Department of Natural Resources implements and enforces the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977, as well as a statewide program to protect society and the environment from the adverse effects of mining operations, and regulates coal mining operations to protect the environment, the rights of surface landowners, and to assure that reclamation is feasible. This legislation authorizing DNR contains information about exploration activities, coal mining permits, operations, and reclamation requirements.

Policy Contact

Contact Name Marcia Petty (Assistant Director)
Department Department of Natural Resources
Division Reclamation
Address 402 W. Washington Street
Address 2 RM W291
Place Indianapolis, Indiana
Zip/Postal Code 46204
Phone 317-232-1599
Fax 317-232-1550

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

Authority 1: Ind. Code 14-34; 312 Indiana Administrative Code 25
Date Enacted 1995