Land Reclamation Program

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Land Reclamation Commission

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The Missouri Land Reclamation Commission is the ruling body over Missouri’s mining issues set forth in three separate state statutes. These mining statutes protect public health, safety and the environment from the adverse effect of mining and assure the beneficial restoration of mined lands. The seven-member commission includes three statutory and four public members. The statutory members are the state geologist, the director of the Missouri Department of Conservation and the staff director of the Clean Water Commission. With Senate approval, the governor appoints four public members. Only one member of the commission may have a direct link with the mining industry. The Land Reclamation Program carries out the policies of the Missouri Land Reclamation Commission and provides the staffing necessary to regulate the state's mining industry.

The Land Reclamation Commission and Program are responsible for the issuance of strip mining permits related to the mining of limestone, sand, gravel, clay, tar sands, barite, sandstone, granite and traprock. As part of the permitting process mining companies must provide financial assurances to the Land Reclamation Program that provide for reclamation should the company not be able to complete this activity. After the mining company completes all required reclamation, the Commission releases these financial assurances and relieves the companies of any further reclamation liabilities. The Commission decides when public hearings are necessary. Hearings may be granted with respect to a proposed mining permit or when enforcement of a mining permit becomes necessary.

The Commission also oversees Missouri’s Abandoned Mine Land program. This program provides for the reclamation of abandoned coal mine sites within the state that include safety hazards such as steep and unstable highwalls and embankments, open mine shafts, abandoned mining equipment and facilities, dangerous impoundments, unsanitary trash dumps, and subsidence. Eligible environmental problems consist of acid mine drainage and sedimentation that pollute and clog streams. Finally, Missouri’s abandoned mine land emergency program allows the Land Reclamation Program to abate or control emergency situations in which adverse effects of past coal mining pose an immediate danger to the public.

Biennial Report 2010-2011
Biennial Report 2008-2009

Upcoming Meetings

2014
Thursday, May 1
9:00 a.m.
Governor's Office Building, Room 470
200 Madison Street
Jefferson City, MO
Agenda
4. Approval of November 21, 2013 Commission Meeting Minutes
5. The Family Ranch - Request for a Hearing on Application
6. Colonial Limestone Reclamation Liability Release
7. APAC-Kansas, Inc - Reclamation Update
8. Summary of Industrial Mineral Bond Release Requests
9. Activities Report for Calendar Year 2013
10. Abandoned Mined Land Status Update
11. Coal Permitting Update
12. Swift Highwall Reclamation Project Contract Award

Thursday, July 24
Thursday, Sept. 25
Thursday, Nov. 20   

All meetings are scheduled at the Lewis & Clark State Office Building in the Nightingale Creek Conference Room at 9 a.m. unless indicated otherwise.

Call 573-751-4041 for more information about meetings.

Meeting Minutes

2014 2013 2012

Nov. 21
Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes
Audio meeting minutes Part 1 | Part 2
Video Part 1

Nov. 15
Draft Meeting Minutes
Agenda
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Video Part 1
 

Oct. 25
Agenda

 

  Sept. 26
Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes
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Video Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3
Sept. 27
Agenda and commission memos
Draft Meeting Minutes
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Video Part 1 | Part 2
 

July 25, 2013
Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes
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Video Part 1 | Part 2

July 26
Agenda
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Video

 

June 24, 2013
Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes
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May 1
Agenda
4. Approval of November 21, 2013 Commission Meeting Minutes
5. The Family Ranch - Request for a Hearing on Application
6. Colonial Limestone Reclamation Liability Release
7. APAC-Kansas, Inc - Reclamation Update
8. Summary of Industrial Mineral Bond Release Requests
9. Activities Report for Calendar Year 2013
10. Abandoned Mined Land Status Update
11. Coal Permitting Update
12. Swift Highwall Reclamation Project Contract Award

May 23
Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes
Audio Meeting Minutes Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3Audio icon.
Video Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4

May 24
Agenda
Audio Meeting Minutes  Audio icon.
Video

March 27
Cancelled

March 28
Agenda
Draft Meeting Minutes
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Video

March 22
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Audio Meeting Minutes Part 1 | Part 2 Audio icon.
Video Part 1 | Part 2

   

Feb. 7
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
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Jan. 23
Cancelled due to a light agenda.
Jan. 24
Cancelled due to a light agenda.

Jan. 26
Agenda
Meeting Minutes
Audio Meeting Minutes Part 1 | Part 2 Audio icon.
Video Part 1 | Part 2

For copies of minutes before 2012, please email the Land Reclamation Program or call 573-751-4041 or 800-361-4827.

Land Reclamation Commission Members

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