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Virginia Division of Mined Land Reclamation

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The Division of Mined Land Reclamation (DMLR) is responsible for ensuring the reclamation of land affected by surface and underground coal mining activity. Major functions include regulating surface effects of coal mining, reclaiming abandoned mine lands, issuing permits, performing inspections, assisting small operators, and responding to citizen concerns. Through permitting, mine inspections, operator assistance, and training activities, the DMLR promotes an environmentally sound mining industry throughout Virginia's coalfield counties of Buchanan, Wise, Dickenson, Tazewell, Russell, Lee, and Scott.

For more information about the Division of Mined Land Reclamation, call (276) 523-8100 or e-mail.

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Programs & Services News & Information Maps & Resources E-forms & Data Look Up
Abandoned Mine Lands Northern Long-Eared Bat (Read the Article) DMME Mapping and Resource Center DMLR e-Forms Center
Technical Services Public Participation DMLR Interactive Map Web Page Data Information System
(Summary of Mining Reports / NPDES Permits Lookup / Ledger Listing / Notification Email Signup)
Reclamation Services Complaint Guide
Water Quality Information Coal Operator Memorandums
Forms and Downloadables
Agency Records and FOIA
Laws and Regulations

Hearings and Assessments
The Office of Hearings and Legal Services is responsible for the scheduling of hearings and maintenance of the administrative record, the management of the civil penalty system, the development, updating and approval of DMLR procedures and forms, and the coordination of litigation. For additional information call (276) 523-8271 or email Harve Mooney.