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Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

  • By: David P. Schulz
  • In: Encyclopedia of Law Enforcement
  • Edited by: Larry E. Sullivan, Marie Simonetti Rosen, Dorthy Moses Schulz & M. R. Haberfeld
  • Subject:General Criminology & Criminal Justice, Police Studies (general)

The Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (SMCRA) created the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement–usually abbreviated OSM, though sometimes abbreviated OSMRE in government publications. Operating as part of the Department of the Interior, the ...

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