Tulsa Field Office
Texas has potential coal reserves of 23 billion tons of lignite and 787 million tons of bituminous coal. Sulfur content ranges from 0.7 to 1.5 percent for lignite and 1.4 to 3.6 percent for the bituminous coal. Texas coal seams average eight feet thick.
Most of the lignite is used to generate electric power within the State. Lignite from one mine is converted into activated carbon. Texas is the nation's fifth-ranked coal-producing State and the largest lignite producer in the world.
John Caudle of the Surface Mining and Reclamation Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas has responsibility for SMCRA activities related to active coal mining in the State of Texas.
John Caudle of the Surface Mining and Reclamation Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas has responsibility for SMCRA activities related to abandoned coal mines in the State of Texas.
Texas grant reports and related documents are contained in the official grant file maintained at the:
Mid-Continent Regional Office
501 Belle Street, suite 216
Alton, IL 62002
They can be reviewed during normal business hours. Alternatively, these documents can be requested through the Tulsa Field Office and a copy of the grant file will be made available. The copy may be requested in paper or electronic format.
OUTREACH FOR DEVELOPMENT OF THE OVERSIGHT PERFORMANCE AGREEMENT
We are soliciting comments, recommendations or suggestions for topics from citizens, environmental groups, and industry to include in our 2015 Annual or Bi-Annual Performance Agreement. Performance Agreements between OSM and the State and Tribal programs establish how oversight is conducted during each evaluation year(s). The topics should relate to the implementation of the approved Regulatory and Abandoned Mine Land Programs. Please submit your topics or requests for our consideration from March 1-30, 2014 by email or in writing to the contact at the bottom of the page. Thank you for your participation in this important process.
Oversight DocumentsTo view oversight documents see ODOCS, OSM's REG-8 Oversight Database:
|OSM defines "oversight", as the "process of evaluating and assisting states [and tribes] in the administration, implementation, and maintenance of approved programs. In collaboration with each state/tribe, OSM develops a Performance Agreement/Evaluation Plans tailored to the unique conditions of each state/tribe program. Performance Agreements/Evaluation Plans between OSM and the states establish how oversight is conducted during each evaluation year.|
For more information on OSM's oversight process see Oversight of Surface Coal Mining.
For more information please contact:
Tulsa Field Office Director