OSM Stream Protection Rule (SPR) Hearing Schedule

The Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSM) will be holding six public hearings on its recently proposed Stream Protection Rule (SPR) “to allow stakeholders an opportunity to give feedback on the rule.” See http://www.osmre.gov/resources/newsroom/news/2015/081015.pdf and http://www.osmre.gov/programs/rcm/streamprotectionrule.shtm for more information on the rule and the hearing sessions.

The listening sessions will be held:

  • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
    City: Denver, CO
    Location: Jefferson County Fairgrounds Event Hall
    15200 W. 6th Ave., Golden, CO 80401
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. MST
  • Thursday, September 3, 2015
    City Lexington, KY Location: Lexington Civic Center
    430 W Vine St., Lexington 40507
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    City: St. Louis, MO
    Location: St. Charles Convention Center
    1 Convention Center Plaza, St. Charles 63303
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 10, 2015
    City: Pittsburgh, PA
    Location: Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Pittsburgh
    500 Mansfield Ave., Pittsburgh 15205
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 15, 2015
    City: Big Stone Gap, VA
    Location: Mountain Empire Community College
    3441 Mt. Empire Rd., Big Stone Gap 24219
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    City: Charleston, WV Location: Charleston Civic Center
    200 Civic Center Dr., Charleston 25301
    Time: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Please be sure to attend a session if possible. Those who are unable to attend one of the listening sessions can submit their comments on the proposed rule via regulations.gov – http://www.regulations.gov/#!documentDetail;D=OSM-2010-0018-0001. Please note that although the rule was six years in the making, the comment period has been limited to 60 days. Unless extended, your comments must be submitted by September 25, 2015.