The Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board (CMLRB) is a multi-interest citizen board which establishes the regulations, standards and policies that guide the Division of Reclamation, Mining and Safety. The Board was created in 1976 by the Colorado General Assembly. Members are appointed by the Governor and confirmed by the legislature, serving terms of 4 years. The composition of the Board is established by the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Act.
Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Board Members
|PATRICK ORTIZ||Substantial Experience in Conservation|
|LAUREN DUNCAN||Substantial Experience in Conservation||June 6, 2017||March 1, 2024|
|NELL WAREHAM-MORRIS||Substantial Experience in the Mining Industry||March 4, 2019||March 1, 2023|
|JILL NELSON||Substantial Experience in the Mining Industry|
|JOHN SINGLETARY||Substantial Experience in Agriculture||March 4, 2019||March 1, 2023|
|ANTHONY LOBATO||Representing the Soil Conservation Board||NA||NA|
|TIM MAUCK||Representing the Department of Natural Resources||NA||NA|
Duties and Activities
In the Minerals Program, the Board implements the Colorado Mined Land Reclamation Act and is actively involved in the decision-making process for controversial permit issuance and enforcement actions. The Board:
- Approves or denies permits and permit modifications when there has been public comment,
- Issues violations,
- Sets civil penalties,
- Sets program policy and promulgates rules, and
- Revokes permits and forfeits bonds.
The Coal Program acts independently of the Board on nearly all decisions. The Board:
- Adjudicates violations and permit decisions after all administrative appeals at the Program level have been exhausted,
- Revokes permits and forfeits bonds, and
- Promulgates rules.