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The U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) has extended the deadline to Sept. 25, 2014, for comments regarding a recent petition to change the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act, 30 U.S.C. 1201 et seq. The petition requests OSMRE amend its regulations governing the use of explosives to prohibit visible nitrogen oxide clouds in surface coal mining operations. Your thoughts will help the OSMRE director’s decision to grant or deny the petition. Comments will be accepted online or via mail.

Request for Comments (PDF) The Petition (PDF) Supporting Research (PDF)

Submitting Comments

Please submit comments to OSMRE before Sept. 25, 2014, online or via mail. Use Docket ID: OSM–2014–0003, and follow the written instructions, when submitting your comments online at the Federal eRulemaking Portal

To mail your comments, send your letter to:

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Administrative Record Room 252 SIB
1951 Constitution Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20240

Please include the Docket ID: OSM–2014–0003.

More Information

For questions or more information, contact:

Joshua Rockwell
Division of Regulatory Support
1951 Constitution Ave. NW
Washington, D.C. 20240
Phone: 202.208.2633
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