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Annual Inspections

Lead agencies must conduct an inspection of each surface mining operation within six months of receiving its annual report, and in no event less than once in any calendar year. These inspections must be conducted using a form developed by the Department of Conservation and approved by the State Mining and Geology Board (SMGB).

The Office of Mine Reclamation (OMR) has updated the Surface Mining Inspection Report form (MRRC-1). The newly revised form was approved by the SMGB at its July 2013 meeting and takes effect July 17, 2013.  In addition, OMR has developed a convenient Lead Agency Inspection Notice Form to assist lead agencies with PRC 2774(b) requiring lead agencies submit a notice with the MRRC-1 Inspection Form.  These forms are fill and print .pdf for users with Adobe Reader 7.0 or greater. You will need Adobe Acrobat version 7.0 or greater to save data.

Annual Reports

Annual reports are required from all mines subject to SMARA from the time they’re permitted until they are certified reclaimed, even if they have not begun operation or have ceased operation with no intent to resume. The Office of Mine Reclamation mails annual report forms to each reporting mining operation during May of each year. Reports must be postmarked on or before July 1 of that year.

2013 Forms

Database information

The Office of Mine Reclamation maintains a database of information submitted annually by mine operators in the State. Because this office derives this information from individual operators, we cannot guarantee its accuracy. Our Mines Online map is refreshed nightly from this database and provides downloads of selected data.

If the Mines Online map does not provide the information that you are looking for please fill out and submit a Public Records Act Request Form and e-mail it to: OMR@conservation.ca.gov

New mining operation report

New Mining Reports are required from all new mines subject to SMARA along with the initial fee of $500. For more information, click here

Please report any problems with these electronic forms to: OMRWebmaster@conservation.ca.gov