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Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement
Commissioner's Award for Excellence in Mining Reclamation

In 1997, the DMRE launched an effort to formally recognize the outstanding level of reclamation being achieved by the Kentucky mining industry. The Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Reclamation is given every year to companies that have distinguished themselves through their outstanding reclamation in three categories: coal mining, non-coal mining and abandoned mine land reclamation projects.

The winners of the Commissioner’s Award for Excellence in Reclamation for 2009 are: Miller Brothers Coal, Jamieson Construction Company, Fleenor Mining, ICG Hazard, and Patriot Coal. The quick links on this page will give descriptions of each mine site including photos.