The SME Guide to Tailings Resources

Access tailings management case studies, research, technical papers, and industry best practices from around the world.

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Regulatory Agencies

Links to U.S. federal and state, as well as international tailings dam regulators, are provided in the following list. Information available on agency websites may include contact details, policies, and criteria that define the dams in their jurisdiction, design and inspection criteria, and regulations used to enforced safe operation and maintenance of the dams. Be aware that some websites for the international regulators are not in English.

Alabama Department of Labor

Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality

Arizona Department of Water Resources

Arkansas Department of Environmental Quality

Arkansas Natural Resources Commission

British Columbia Ministry of Energy, Mines, and Low-Carbon Innovation

California Department of Conservation

CFBR (Comité français des barrage et réservoirs)

Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Dam Safety Branch, Alberta Environmental Protection Agency (Canada)

Dam Safety New South Wales (Austrailia)

Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control

Department of Natural Resources and Mines (Queensland, Austrailia)

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

Georgia Department of Natural Resources

Idaho Department of Land

Idaho Department of Water Resources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Illinois Department of Natural Resources

Indiana Department of Natural Resources

Iowa Department of Natural Resources

Kansas Department of Agriculture

Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection

Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

Maryland Department of the Environment

Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Ministry of Agriculture and Foresty (Finland)

Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport - Italian Dam Registry

Ministry of Natural Resources (Ontario, Canada)

Minnesota Department of Mines and Mineral Resources

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources

Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality

Missouri Department of Natural Resources

Montana Department of Natural Resources

Nebraska Department of Natural Resources & Conservation

New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services

New Mexico Department of Energy, Minerals, and Natural Resources

New Mexico Office of the State Engineer

New York Department of Environmental Conservation

New York Department of Environmental Conservation (Mining)

North Carolina Department of Environmental & Natural Resources

Norwegian Water Resources and Energy Administration

Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Oregon Water Resource Department

ORSEP (Organismo Regulador de Seguridad de Presas)

Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Portuguese Environment Agency

Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management

South Africa Department of Water and Sanitation, Dam Safety Office

South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control

South Dakota Department of Agriculture & Natural Resources Minerals and Mining Program

State of Oklahoma Department of Mines

Swiss Federal Office of Energy (SFOE)

Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation

Utah Division of Oil, Gas & Mining

Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation

Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation

Washington Department of Ecology

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection

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