Interstate Mining Compact Commission
For decades, states have effectively regulated mining impacts in accordance with federal and state laws. These laws strike a balance between society's needs for the goods and energy produced from solid minerals and the need for protection of people and the environment.
The IMCC is a multi-state governmental organization supporting the natural resource and related environmental protection and mine safety and health interests of its member states.
For more information, visit Mining & The Role of IMCC
2020 Annual Meeting is Cancelled
Due to travel restrictions and the health risk of the corona virus pandemic, the Annual Meeting of the Interstate Mining Compact Commission that had been scheduled for April 6 – 8, 2020 in Lexington, Kentucky is cancelled.
What do all these places have in common?
They're all reclaimed mine sites!
Download a free copy of the IMCC Reclamation poster here or ask us for a copy!
2019 IMCC National Awards Winners
Congratulations to the winners!
IMCC presented its annual Reclamation, Minerals Education, and Mine Safety and Health Training Awards at this year's Spring Annual Meeting.
For more information on the awards criteria, as well as current and past winners, visit our Awards page.
The Reclamation Awards recognize companies and individuals for their outstanding achievements in reclamation.
State Abandoned Mine Land Programs Eliminate Real Hazards for Residents of the Coalfields
Congress established the Abandoned Mine Land Program in 1977 to eliminate the impacts of mining that was conducted before the modern regulatory program was adopted. The funding for this program will expire in 2021, leaving many of these hazards unaddressed. For more information on this issue visit Our Work's Not Done! and read the National Association of Abandoned Mine Land Programs Accomplishment Report.
COVID-19 Effects on IMCC Operation
Development of a New Biological Opinion Under SMCRA
Abandoned Mine Land Reauthorization Bill Advances in the House
EPA, Corps of Engineers Announce Final Rule Defining "WOTUS"
Legislative Hearing on Bill H.R. 4248 (Rep. Cartwright)
"Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act Amendments of 2019"
- John Stefanko (Pennsylvania) Testifies
- Alan Edwards (Wyoming) Testifies