Division of Mine Reclamation

​In 1991, the Division of Mine Reclamation (DMR) was created to provide a measure of oversight for local governments as they administer the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act (SMARA) within their respective jurisdictions.  While the primary focus is on existing mining operations and the return of those mined lands to a usable and safe condition, issues relating to abandoned legacy mines are addressed through the Abandoned Mine Lands Unit.

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Inspection Training ​​​​WorkshopsInspection Training ​​​​WorkshopsTo register for one of the workshops please visit the registration page. Current Schedule (Dates and locations subject to change).
Abandoned Mine Lands UnitAbandoned Mine Lands UnitThe Abandoned Mine Lands Unit (AMLU) was created in 1997 to identify and address the safety and environmental contamination hazards from legacy abandoned mines.
Lead Agency Review and AssistanceLead Agency Review and AssistanceThe Department of Conservation's Division of Mine Reclamation is pleased to announce the Lead Agency Review and Assistance (LARA) program.

 

 

List of Mine Operators Who Can Sell Mined Materials to Public Agencies (AB 3098 List)https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/publications/Documents/AB 3257 Memo for DMR release.pdf, List of Mine Operators Who Can Sell Mined Materials to Public Agencies (AB 3098 List)https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=72018-12-29T00:00:00Z
2018 Mine Inspector Training Successhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops/Pages/current_schedule.aspx, 2018 Mine Inspector Training Successhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=62018-12-03T22:00:00Z
"Guidance Document for Surface Mine Inspectors" Rulemaking Approved https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspx, https://authoring-stage.consrv.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=22018-04-01T20:00:00Z
Report to the California Legislature on the Activities of Lead Agencies and Surface Mining Operationshttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspx, https://authoring-stage.consrv.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=32017-09-29T07:00:00Z
Rulemaking Changes to the Guidance Document for Surface Mine Inspectors https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspx, https://authoring-stage.consrv.ca.gov/dmr/lawsandregulations/Pages/Rulemaking.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=42017-07-14T08:00:00Z
Financial Assurance Cost Estimate Form (FACE-1)https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/SMARA Mines/Pages/quarterly_reports.aspx, https://authoring-stage.consrv.ca.gov/dmr/SMARA Mines/Pages/quarterly_reports.aspxhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/Lists/News/DispForm.aspx?ID=52017-07-03T20:00:00Z

 

 

San Luis Obispo County Inspection Workshop2019-07-23T07:00:00Z2019-07-24T07:00:00Zhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops
Sacramento County Inspection Workshop2019-09-17T07:00:00Z2019-09-18T07:00:00Zhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops
Riverside County Inspection Workshop2019-11-13T08:00:00Z2019-11-14T08:00:00Zhttps://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops, https://www.conservation.ca.gov/dmr/workshops

 Contact Us

​8​01 K Street, MS 09-06
Sacramento, CA 95814

​​​​(916) 323-9198
 (916) 322-4862
 DMR Headquarters
 DMR Webmaster

Report Suspected Illegal Mining Activities

Call 877-OLD-MINE if you believe you have found an abandoned mine