Surface Mining Unit

Marlene Spence, Unit Manager
Phone: (620) 231-8540    Fax: (620) 231-0753

       4033 Parkview Drive
Frontenac, Kansas 66763

The Surface Mining Unit of the Kansas Department of Health and Environment's Bureau of Environmental Remediation consists of three basic programs; the Administration and Enforcement (A&E) Program which is responsible for the issuance of new coal mining permits, the inspection of active permitted coal mines, andthe enforcement of all regulations pertaining to active coal mining operations; the Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Program which reclaims coal mines abandoned prior to the passage of PL 95-87; and the Emergency Program which abates coal mining related hazards which have an immediate and eminent impact on the health and safety of the public.

The Surface Mining Unit is located in Frontenac Kansas. Click here to see a roadmap. |

Stay Out and Stay Alive - Abandon Mines Video
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Abandoned Mine Safety and Awareness Video (50MB)