Revised and New Documents Posted to Land Quality Web Page

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Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality

Public Notice: Revised Guideline 12, 12A and New Standard Operating Procedure

Please be advised that several revised and new documents have been posted to the Land Quality Division's web page. The following documents have been recently posted:

  • Guideline 12 - Standardized Reclamation Performance Bond Format and Cost Calculation Methods
  • Guideline 12A - Standardized Reclamation Performance Bond Cost Calculation Methods for Non-Coal Small Scale Mining Operations
  • Coal and Noncoal SOP No. 1.15 - Mine Reclamation Award Programs

Guidelines 12 and 12A were updated to include the latest equipment and diesel pricing.

SOP 1.15 is a new LQD standard operating procedure includes information regarding mine reclamation award programs and the process by which LQD evaluates application packages for mining awards submitted by mining operators. The awards include OSMRE Excellence in Surface Coal Mining Reclamation Awards, Interstate Mining Compact Commission Annual Reclamation Awards (Coal and Noncoal Operations), and Department of Environmental Quality Excellence in Mining Reclamation Awards (Coal and Noncoal Operations). 

The guidelines may be downloaded by clicking the "Guidelines" link at: The new SOP may be downloaded by clicking the "Standard Operating Procedures" link at: