"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


Open for Public Comment

The Geneva Rock Product's Point of the Mountain South Hansen Pit (M/035/0026) is currently out for public comment per R647-4-118 for a proposed 61.5-acre expansion to the east. Comments can be emailed to:

Division Statement on Granite Construction I-80 South Quarry (Tree Farm) Small Mine Notice Of Intent Informal Hearing

Due to the complexity of the Granite Construction I-80 South Quarry (Tree Farm) small mine notice of intent informal hearing, the Division will issue a decision in a reasonable manner according to R647-5-106.11, not within ten days as previously indicated. The Division acknowledges the concern and high-profile nature of the mine location and appreciates the input received.

Abandoned Mine Reclamation Program Recognized with Award

The Division of Oil, Gas and Mining is one of nine joint winners of the 2022 Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Pulaski Award. Read more here