The Office of Mined Land Reclamation issues reclamation permits from either the Minerals Regulatory Program or the Coal Regulatory Program. Together, these two programs regulate mining and reclamation activities at coal, metal, aggregate and other minerals mines. Their primary objective is to review mining and reclamation permit applications and to inspect mining operations to make sure that reclamation plans are being followed.
The Office of Active and Inactive Mines reclaims and safeguards abandoned mine sites that are dangerous and create environmental hazards through the Inactive Mine Reclamation Program. The Mine Safety and Training Program also provides safety training for mine operators and employees.