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
2019 Annual Meeting
The IMCC 2019 Annual Meeting will be held at the Ventana Canyon in Tucson, Arizona, May 5-8.
For more information on the meeting, as well as how to register, please visit our Meeting Info page.
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!
2018 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.
Two Pending Developments Re: Clean Water Act Jurisdiction over Discharges to Groundwater
IMCC Staff Goes to Capitol Hill for Meetings
Senator Manchin Introduces Bill to Support UMWA Miner's Pension Fund
Latest Developments in Defining "Waters of the United States"
Oversight Hearing, "Abandoned Mine Land Reclamation: Innovative Approaches and Economic Development Opportunities"
- Eric Cavazza (Pennsylvania) Testifies