"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


The Drill Down - Winter 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, accomplishments and educate Utahns on how energy and mineral development in Utah affects our quality of more

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Customer Satisfaction Survey

Please help the Utah Division of Oil, Gas and Mining determine our current level of customer satisfaction and how we can assist you in the future by responding to this brief customer satisfaction survey. Please provide ratings based on your recent experience with the Division. Your responses will be confidential and provide valuable feedback to Division management. Thank you for your input.

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Enviromental Excellence Awards

The Board of Oil, Gas and Mining is accepting nominations for 2020 Environmental Excellence Awards now through Friday, February 21. Environmental Excellence Awards recognize reclamation projects, technological innovations, and best practices going above and beyond what is normally expected under industry practices and regulatory requirements. It is an opportunity for companies to demonstrate technical expertise and pride in their industry, and concern not only for the economics of their industry, but also for our environment.

Awards may be presented in each of the operation types:

  • Oil and gas
  • Minerals mining
  • Coal mining
  • Best Practices
  • Other

Award categories:

  • Environmental improvement to an active mine site, exploration site or producing field
  • Outstanding results following applications of innovative environmental technology
  • Outstanding final reclamation or site restoration
  • Community Outreach

Judging criteria includes, but is not limited to:

  • Stabilization and grading
  • Revegetation
  • Water quality improvement
  • Wildlife habitat improvement
  • Exceptional reclamation/restoration without obligation
  • Outstanding results from implementing environmental technologies
  • Best practices
  • Partnerships
  • Quality of presentation including project before and after photos

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.