The Coal Program is responsible for providing permits to coal companies, completing site inspections to confirm compliance and overseeing the reclamation and bond release process. Ensuring provisions of the coal rules are followed allows for continued extraction of coal to occur in a way that reduces and/or eliminates long term impacts to the environment.
Coal extraction is important to Utah. In 2014, six Utah coal operators produced 17.9-million short tons of coal valued at $600 million. Communities in Carbon and Emery counties rely on the coal industry to provide jobs and stimulate their local economies.
The mission of the Title V Program is to regulate exploration for, and development of, coal conformance with UCA 40-10 and Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 which:
- supports the existence of a viable coal mining industry to meet the nation's energy needs,
- implements standards that safeguard the environment and protect public health and safety, and
- achieves the successful reclamation of land affected by coal mining activities.
For more information about the Utah Coal Regulatory Program email firstname.lastname@example.org Please note: Our division hours are 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday.
The interactive story map below explores Utah's coal mines permitted by the Division’s Coal Program.
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