Inspections of surface mines must be conducted by an inspector who has a Certificate of Completion of an inspection training workshop on file with the Lead Agency and DMR. Surface mine inspectors must renew their certificate of completion every five years.
Description: This 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 consists of a full-day of online virtual training (8:15 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).
The workshop program is based upon content in the
Guidance Document for Surface Mine Inspectors.
- 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 that are directly involved in conducting mine inspections. Others will be placed on a waiting list and added as space is available.
Current Workshop Schedule
|May 4, 2021||8:15 am - 4:30 pm|
|August 26, 2021||8:15 am - 4:30 pm|
To register for one of the workshop sessions, please visit the online registration system
. Please note
: You will need to create a public user account to access the registration system.