Surface Mining Unit



Marlene Spence, Unit Manager
Phone: (620) 231-8540    Fax: (620)-231-0753
Email: Marlene.Spence@ks.gov



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.

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