Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation
The Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation administers and oversees the Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program in Pennsylvania. The bureau is responsible for resolving problems such as mine fires, mine subsidence, dangerous highwalls, open shafts and portals, mining-impacted water supplies and other hazards which have resulted from past coal mining (pre-1977) practices in accordance with requirements established by the federal Office of Surface Mining under authority of the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act.
Additional information is available, see PA's AML Fact Sheet:
Pennsylvania's Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Funded Abandoned Mine Lands Program: Past, Present, and Future
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) about the SMCRA Funded Abandoned Mine Land Program (PDF)
The Office of the Director
Eric E. Cavazza, P. E.
Rachel Carson State Office Building
P.O. Box 69205
Harrisburg, PA 17106-9205
Phone: 814-472-1800 or 717-783-2267
Field Offices for the Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation
Environmental Program Manager: Kim S. Snyder, P. E.
2 Public Square
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18701-1915
Ebensburg Office (Cambria Office)
Environmental Program Manager: Dean Baker, P. E.
286 Industrial Park Road
Ebensburg, PA 15931
District Office Territory Map (pdf)
*To report an abandoned mine-related problem or hazard, contact the appropriate field office.