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Bureau of Resource Development & Reclamation

The Bureau of Resource Development and Reclamation oversees operations and activities related to non-fuel mining and mined land reclamation. The Bureau is also responsible for general Mineral Resources program administration and compliance and enforcement of all regulated wells in New York.

Contact the bureau by e-mail for inquiries about mining

Mined Land Section

Phone (518) 402-8072
Fax (518) 402-8060

Responsibilities:

  • Developing, implementing and enforcing regulations, policies and procedures to ensure that non-fuel mining is conducted and mined areas are reclaimed so that the environment and public health and safety are fully protected
  • Coordinating division outreach
  • Coordinating OCS

Typical tasks of this section include:

Investigating and resolving citizen complaints and non-routine incidents

  • Managing a full regulatory permit program for non-fuel mining
  • Monitoring and enforcing financial security and regulatory fee requirements for non-fuel mines

Mined Land Section Staff

Matt Podniesinski, Section Chief

Simone Rodriguez
Jeannine Coons

Compliance and Enforcement Section

Phone (518) 402-8072
Fax (518) 402-8060

Responsibilities:

  • Oil & Gas Annual Well (Production) Reporting and Waste Handling
  • Well Plugging and Abandonment
  • Financial Security Maintenance
  • Regional Enforcement Support
  • State Land Leasing and Audit

Typical tasks of this section include:

  • Review Oil & Gas Annual Well (Production) Reports
  • Inspect and evaluate abandoned oil and gas wells
  • Develop contracts and manage abandoned-well plugging projects
  • Enforce financial security requirements for all wells regulated by the Division
  • Review of requests for well transfer
  • Review of organizational reports
  • Process non-competitive leases for small amounts of state acreage included in production units
  • Monitor and account for revenues from state oil and gas leases

Compliance and Enforcement Section Staff

Ted Loukides, Section Chief

Christopher McKelvey
Charles Roll
Kyle Martindale
Nathan Graber


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