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For inquiries about coal mining and land restoration in Indiana these points of contact will take you directly to a specific program area:

Regulatory Program

Active mining and reclamation, or permit applications under review. These activities are under the authority of and enforced by current state and federal laws enacted under the federal Surface Mining and Control Act of 1977 (SMCRA): 812-665-2207 or Toll-Free when calling inside the State of Indiana 1-800-772-6463.

Abandoned Mine Land Program

Historical mining activity and sites mined but abandoned without complete restoration. These sites were typically affected before the adoption of current laws and standards for reclamation. They might include open mine shafts, coal refuse piles, abandoned structures and equipment, and additional mine-related features or impacts:

Consultants and contractors interested in designing or constructing abandoned mine land reclamation projects may click here for more information. If you have questions or wish to provide additional information you may contact construction supervisors here:

The Division of Reclamation has always considered public participation and communication exchange vital to our mission. Our commitment is a response to any inquiry within three working days.

Jasonville Office
14619 West State Road 48
Jasonville, IN 47438
Phone: 812-665-2207
Toll-free (within Indiana): 800-772-6463
Fax: 812-665-5041
Office Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Steve Weinzapfel Director, Division of Reclamation ext 4077
Patty Beard Administrative Assistant/AVS Coordinator ext 4078
Kerrie Stamm Clerical Support ext 4090
Shanda Messmer Clerical Support ext 4091
Technical Services - Inspection & Enforcement
Jayne Peltier Assistant Director, Regulatory Program ext 4038
Todd Huff Hydrogeologist ext 4085
Luke Sweet Bond Coordinator ext 4063
Seth Wise Mining Engineer ext
Eunmok Lee GIS Inventory Specialist ext 4079
Wade Tharp Archaeologist ext 4092
Nicholas Haunert Wildlife Biologist ext 4089
Katie Snodgrass Hydrogeologist ext
Vacant Hydrogeologist ext 4087  
Inspection and Enforcement
Phyllis Hart Field/Blasting Supervisor ext
John Voigt Mine Inspector ext 4065
Clay Dayson Mine Inspector
Jeanne Lorenzo Mine Inspector
Alicia LombardoMine Inspectorext
Mason Boyd Mine Inspector ext 4058
Abandoned Mine Lands (AML)
Kit Turpin Director, Abandoned Mine Lands ext 4033
Brandy Gibson Field Operations Coordinator ext 4011
Andy Ripley Emergency/Environmental Coordinator ext 4018
Chris Hostetler, P.E. Chief Engineer/Engineering Supervisor ext
Shawn Clifford, P.E. Civil Engineer ext 4028
Randy Tabler Survey Project Manager ext 4030
Travis Dunn Project Coordinator ext
Jay Akes, LPG Project Manager ext 4031
Greg Ubelhor Project Manager ext 4010
Shannon Baumgart Project Manager ext
Michael Archer GIS Coordinator/Environmental Specialist ext 4015
Daniel Hillman Environmental Specialist ext 4013
Vacant Project Manager ext 4012  
Caleb Williams Civil Engineer ext
Operations Service
Kim Tibbett Assistant Director, Operations ext 4069
Shasta Keller Purchasing Administrator ext 4039
Shawn Shields Bond Recorder ext 4061
Tim Elliott Program Director-Fleet Building Coordinator ext 4068

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