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Federal oversight

The U.S. OSMRE monitors the Division's Regulatory and Restoration programs. This office acts in an oversight capacity to the state's regulatory authority.

OSMRE monitors the program administration to assure adequate permitting, inspection, and enforcement operations. This monitoring is conducted on a continuous basis through sample reviews of state actions on permits, inspections, citizen complaints, etc. OSMRE will also respond to written complaints from individuals after reviewing state actions. At the end of each year, OSMRE issues an annual report for the results of their oversight of the Indiana DOR's performance implementation of the approved program.

Further information on OSMRE activities in may be obtained at the following address and phone number:

Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement
Alton Field Division
501 Belle St., Suite 216
Alton, IL 62002
Phone 618-463-6460

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