Mine Inspection Workshops


This free, 2-day workshop will train lead agency staff on how to observe and document current conditions of surface mining operations for determining compliance with SMARA.  The workshop will consist of one day of classroom instruction and one day of field training.

The workshop program is based upon content in the Guidance Document for Surface Mine Inspectors​​​.  

Topics include: 

  • Inspection requirements
  • Inspection goals and objectives
  • How to prepare for the mine inspection
  • How to conduct the mine inspection   

Target Audience: Designed to train lead agency staff and their consultants who conduct inspections of surface mining operations. These workshops are open to the public; however registration priority is provided to lead agency staff and consultants working for lead agencies who are directly involved in conducting mine inspections. Others will be placed on a waiting list and added as space is available on a first- come, first-served basis. 

Upcoming Mine Inspection ​Workshops

*Dates/Times and locations are subject to change.​

Check back soon for upcoming workshops in 2024. 

Location - To Be Determined (TBD)
Date and ​Time
- Classroom
​- Field
Please check back soon for upcoming workshops and registration information.​

​​​Please note: You will need to create a public user account to access the registration system. ​

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