"The mining of coal, minerals, oil and natural gas production play an important part in Utah's economy, and without these natural resources we would not enjoy the standard of living we do in our modern society. The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining ensures our access to these natural resources in an environmentally responsible manner, while our Abandoned Mine Program works to protect the public from the dangers of unregulated past mining practices. Our employees really do make it happen."

John R. Baza
Director, Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining


OGM COVID-19 Response

In our efforts to address COVID- 19 and per direction from the Governor's Office, the Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is implementing teleworking where possible. If you have business with the Division, please call or email before coming in to make sure necessary staff is available. If you need to leave a message, staff will get back to you as soon as possible. We are taking all steps necessary to ensure we provide the same level of service, while protecting the health and well-being of our staff. Thank you for your understanding and patience during this time.

The Drill Down - Fall 2020

The Drill Down is the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining's (OGM) quarterly newsletter. We want to keep residents informed of Division projects, acomplishments and educate Utahns on how energy and mineral development in Utah affects our quality of more

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Enviromental Excellence Awards

The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining is accepting nominations for the 2021 Environmental Excellence Awards now through Friday, February 19. Environmental Excellence Awards recognize operators who go above and beyond what is required by regulation. Innovations in environmental technology, environmental improvement to active mine sites, outstanding final reclamation projects, and community outreach are eligible for consideration.

Click here for the nomination form

Changes to R647-1 to R647-5
The changes have been made by going through the rulemaking process with the intention of clearing up the definition of suspension.