The Surface Mining and Reclamation Division of the Railroad Commission of Texas has all records on file pertaining to coal/lignite mining permits. Included in these records are: permit applications and revisions, hearing files, hearing exhibits, bonding and bond release information, monthly and quarterly inspection reports of each mine, Annual Coal/Uranium Operations and Progress Reports, monthly and quarterly water reports, soil analysis reports, enforcement information such as Notices of Violations, assessments, complaints at a mine site, and technical files such as design plans and revisions.
In accordance with the regulations at 16 Texas Admin. Code §§12.115, 12.210, and 12.672, these records are available for public viewing at:
Railroad Commission of Texas
Surface Mining and Reclamation Division
William B. Travis Building, 10th floor
1701 N. Congress Ave.
Austin, TX 78701
Phone (512) 463-6900
FAX (512) 463-6709
Contact: Records Section
Office hours are from 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.
Should you wish to receive copies of any records by mail, contact the Records Section at the Austin Office at (512) 463-6900 and describe the nature of your request. It is helpful to Commission staff to describe your request as specifically as possible, since many documents are very voluminous.