BLM-OSM Consolidation



Secretary Salazar signed a Secretarial Order on October 26, 2011, to consolidate certain functions of the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) within the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  To read more about the proposed BLM-OSM Consolidation, click here.

OSM and BLM accepted comments on the proposed consolidation until 5 PM EST on Wednesday, February 8, 2012.  The bureaus selected this date in order to provide adequate time to consider all input before submitting a report to Secretary Salazar by February 15th.  We appreciate the efforts of those who have taken the time to submit input.  

Our bureaus are also scheduling meetings with tribes, state regulatory officials, industry, interested parties, the environmental advocacy community, and representatives of communities affected by coal mining in the following cities:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012:  St. Louis, Missouri
    • Location:  Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel
    • 9801 Natural Bridge Road, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Time:  5:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012:  Washington, Pennsylvania

    • Location:  Pennsylvania National Guard Armory
    • 125 Goodridge Lane, Washington, Pennsylvania
    • Time:  5:00 - 8:00 PM 
  • Thursday, January 19, 2012:  Charleston, West Virginia

    • Location:  West Virginia National Guard Armory
    • 1703 Coonskin Drive, Charleston, WV
    • Time:  5:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Friday, January 20, 2012:  Knoxville, Tennessee - NEW LOCATION

    • Location: Pellissippi State College (Auditorium)
    • 10915 Hardin Valley Road, Knoxville, TN
    • Time:  4:00 - 7:00 PM

  • Monday, January 23, 2012:  Billings, Montana
    • Location:  BLM Montana/Dakotas State Office
    • 5001 Southgate Drive, Billings, MT
    • Time:  8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012:  Denver, Colorado

    • Location:  BLM Colorado State Office
    • 2850 Youngfield Street, Lakewood, CO
    • Time:  1:00 - 4:00 PM
  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012:  Flagstaff, Arizona

    • Location:  Highlands Fire District
    • 2838 Kona Trail, Flagstaff, AZ
    • Time:  10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Thursday, January 26, 2012:  Window Rock, Arizona

    • Location:  Navajo Nation Museum
    • Arizona Highway 264 & Post Office Loop Rd, Window Rock, AZ
    • Time:  11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
  • Monday, January 30, 2012:  Washington, DC

    • Location:  South Interior Building Auditorium
    • 1951 Constitution Avenue, NW
    • Time:  9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012:  Lexington, Kentucky - NEW LOCATION

    • Location:  Hilton Suites Lexington Green
    • 245 Lexington Green Circle, Lexington
    • Time:  4:00 - 7:00 PM

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