Va.’s Abandoned Mine Land Grant Funds Application for FY 2014 is Subject of Mar. 4, 2014, Public Meeting in Big Stone Gap

On March 4, 2014, the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME)/Division of Mined Lands Reclamation will hold a public meeting to receive comment on the Fiscal Year 2014 Abandoned Mine Land (AML) Grant ApplicationEach year, DMME applies to the federal Office of Surface Mining for grants to reclaim high-priority abandoned mine lands.  The meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. at the DMME office, 3405 Mountain Empire Road in Big Stone Gap (Wise Count).  Information about Virginia’s AML program is available online at  For more information about the March 4 meeting, visit; or contact Richard Davis, DMME, (276) 523-8216, or

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