Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement National Technology Transfer facilitates a coordinated partnership between federal, state, tribal, academic, and industry interests related to the evaluation of coal mining impacts and development of solutions to minimize impacts.
The National Technology Development and Transfer site supports and enhances the technical skills that States and Tribes need to operate their regulatory and reclamation programs and to effectively implement the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act established in 1977.
The Innovative Clean Up Technologies site provides information on characterization, monitoring and remediation technologies used to address contamination.
The Geospatial Technologies site provides information on the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement’s commitment to the use of geospatial technologies to meet current and future Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) needs.
The Geomorphic Reclamation site provides information on an approach to reclaim highly disturbed lands and create fully functional natural systems virtually indistinguishable from their surrounding landscapes.
The Characterization, Cleanup, and Revitalization of Mining site provides site managers, regulatory agencies, consultants, and the general public with information on technologies and resources related to the assessment, characterization, cleanup, and revitalization of current and former (active, closed, and abandoned) mining sites.
This initiative was formed as a partnership of technical experts from industry, state and federal agencies and academia who have joined together to combat the pervasive problem of acid mine drainage (AMD).