Land Quality News
DEQ awards annual noncoal reclamation award to Wyo-Ben Inc.
July 21, 2021
The department recently awarded the 2021 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for non-coal to Wyo-Ben Inc. for excellent work to reclaim a bentonite pit near Thermopolis.
DEQ awards annual coal reclamation award to Antelope Coal
July 21, 2021
DEQ recently awarded the 2021 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for coal to Antelope Coal LLC for their exceptional reconstruction of Spring Creek near the Antelope Mine
WDEQ presents Wyoming coal reclamation award to Peabody
Sept. 18, 2020
The WDEQuality recently awarded the 2020 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for coal to Peabody Powder River Mining LLC regarding its management practices related to the successful revegetation the North Antelope Rochelle Mine.
WDEQ awards Wyoming non-coal reclamation award to Knife River
Sept. 18, 2020
The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (WDEQ) recently awarded the 2020 Excellence in Mining Reclamation Award for non-coal to Knife River for its efforts at the VR Mine, a 1,640-acre sand and gravel mine near Glenrock.
DEQ approves Brook Mine Company coal permit
July 7, 2020
This approved permit application comes after several months of review by the Land Quality Division staff and consideration of public input to develop the final version of the permit and conditions.
Federal agency agrees with DEQ determination on Belle Ayr and Eagle Butte mine permits and reclamation plans.
Sept. 23, 2019
In OSMRE's response, the federal oversight agency agreed with DEQ's assessment that the Belle Ary and Eagle Butte mines are in good standing with their mine permits and reclamation plans.
More than 100,000 acres of Wyoming mine lands currently undergoing reclamation
Aug. 28, 2019
More than 100,000 acres of Wyoming land are undergoing reclamation, and nearly half are reclaimed enough to allow livestock and wildlife grazing on the land.
DEQ meeting reclamation and bonding responsibilities
Aug. 23, 2019
On August 14, 2019, the Wyoming Environmental Quality Council reaffirmed that the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality appropriately handled a renewal permit application and reclamation bonding review.
Environmental Quality Council approves financial assurance rule revisions
Feb. 20, 2019
This rule package was developed to address changes in financial assurance instruments, corporate structuring, and financial markets that have occurred since the original Land Quality Division bonding rules and regulations were adopted in 1982.
DEQ Land Quality Advisory Board Approves Proposed Rule Revisions for Financial Assurance
Sept. 24, 2018
On Wednesday, September 19, 2018, the Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality, Land Quality Advisory Board approved proposed rule revisions to the financial assurance regulations to move to the Environmental Quality Council.