Holiday Closure

In observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays, the RRC will be closed Monday, December 24, 2018 and will reopen for regular business on Wednesday, January 2, 2019. We will respond to public inquiries at that time.

If you are contacting the RRC with a complaint or to report an incident, please call our 24-hour, toll-free emergency line at 844-773-0305 for immediate assistance.

Additionally, if you are an operator with an urgent need, such as processing an oil and gas drilling permit, you can locate the appropriate contact information using the RRC website at:


The Surface Mining and Reclamation Division (Division) is responsible for inspecting uranium exploration operations. Throughout the exploration, mining and reclamation process, onsite compliance inspections are conducted on a regular, but unannounced schedule, as required by the Coal Mining Regulations.  Active uranium exploration permits are also inspected on a regular, unannounced schedule.

Complaints by citizens regarding exploration or mining operations filed with the Division are investigated promptly and thoroughly. Onsite examination of complaints are scheduled with the citizen and investigations are performed to determine if reported problems are related to exploration or mining activities. A citizen may request that their identity be kept confidential.

To submit a citizen’s complaint regarding a coal mining/exploration operation or uranium exploration operation, please email

For all other coal mining/exploration or uranium exploration related complaints/inquiries, email

Last Updated: 8/31/2017 1:18:05 PM