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Mine Reclamation Nuggets - Technical Notes and News Bulletins 

Thank you for your interest in the Office of Mine Reclamation and the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA).  This section of OMR’s website contains Technical Notes and News Bulletins.  These Notes and Bulletins replace the SMARA Update newsletter providing a more timely and accessible source of information on SMARA and abandoned mines.  The notes and bulletins will be posted and archived on a frequent basis.  Notes, Bulletins, and old SMARA newsletter articles, will be indexed for easy reference.  Please check this page frequently for answers to common SMARA and abandoned mines questions and related news. Help us to improve this publication. 

You may send questions, comments, and Bulleting subject suggestions by taking our SMARA Update Survey or by sending an email to
SMARAEditor@conservation.ca.gov.

Technical Notes

Tips for Improving Mine Inspections 

News Bulletins

Abandoned Mines-Getting the Job Done
Keys to Expdedient OMR Reclamation Plan Review
New Mine Inspection Report Form Approved
SB 108 Outcome