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Ohio Reclamation Commission

Any person claiming to be aggrieved or adversely affected by a coal or industrial minerals mining regulatory decision of the Chief of the Division Mineral Resources Management may file an administrative appeal with the Reclamation Commission The Reclamation Commission is an adjudicatory board, established pursuant to Ohio Revised Code section 1513.05.

The Commission conducts hearings and renders decisions. Based upon the information presented to the Commission in an adjudicatory hearing, the Commission will affirm, vacate or modify the Chief’s decision under appeal. In coal mining matters, decisions of the Reclamation Commission are appealable to the Court of Appeals for the county in which the coal mining operation is located. In industrial minerals mining matters, the decisions of the Commission are appealable to the Court of Common Pleas of the county in which the operation is located, or to the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas. 

Formation and Appeals of the Commission

Commission Formation

Reclamation Commission members are appointed by the Governor to a five-year term. There are seven Reclamation Commission members, plus three additional members who serve under specific circumstances. Only seven members hear appeals at any one time.

  • 1 member representing coal mine operators
  • 1 member representing the public
  • 1 member learned in modern forestry practices
  • 1 member learned in agronomy
  • 1 member experienced in earth grading/civil engineering
  • 2 members representing farmers.

At least one of these seven shall be an Ohio attorney who is familiar with mining issues. No more than 4 members may be from the same political party.

3 additional members:

  • 1 member, representing industrial minerals (IM) operators, to hear IM appeals. The member representing coal mine operators is replaced by this member when IM appeals are heard by the Commission.
  • 1 member, representing coal miners, to hear coal mining safety appeals. One of the members representing farmers is replaced by this member when coal mining safety appeals are heard by the Commission.
  • 1 member, representing IM miners, to hear IM mining safety appeals. One of the members representing farmers is replaced by this member when IM mining safety appeals are heard by the Commission.

Four members constitute a quorum.

Commission Appeals

Reclamation Commission decisions are organized by the Year and Case Number the appeal was filed.

Final decisions can be downloaded from the Reclamation Commission Documents Library.

2018 Appeals

  • Dr Daniel T Brauer, RC-18-001, Final Decision [pdf 872Kb]

2017 Appeals

  • Chesapeake Exploration LLC, RC-17-001, Final Decision [pdf 54Kb]
  • Dirt 4 U LLC, RC-17-002, Final Decision [pdf 36Kb]
  • Turner, Ed, RC-17-003, Final Decision [pdf 306Kb]
  • CAM Mad River Township Et. Al., RC-17-004, Final Decision [pdf 768Kb]
  • CAM Mad River Township Et. Al., RC-17-005, Final Decision [pdf 768Kb]
  • CAM Mad River Township Et. Al., RC-17-006, Final Decision [pdf 761Kb]
  • Fisher, Linda, RC-17-007, Final Decision [pdf 49Kb]
  • Proffitt, Lola J and Fisher, Linda, RC-17-008, Final Decision [pdf 71Kb]
  • Proffitt, Lola J and Fisher, Linda, RC-17-009, Final Decision [pdf 71Kb]
  • Chestnut, Frank, RC-17-010, Final Decision [pdf 62Kb]

2016 Appeals

  • Griggy, Rick, RC-16-001, Final Decision [pdf 54Kb]
  • Griggy, Shawn, RC-16-002, Final Decision [pdf 56Kb]
  • Fuller, Ronald, RC-16-003, Final Decision [pdf 55Kb]
  • Garber, John L. Materials Inc., RC-16-004, Final Decision [pdf 57Kb]
  • Garber, John L. Materials Inc., RC-16-005, Final Decision [pdf 51Kb]
  • Lockwood Road Land Development LLC, RC-16-006, Final Decision [pdf 39Kb]
  • Scassa Asphalt Inc., RC-16-008, Final Decision [pdf 50Kb]

2015 Appeals

  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-15-001, Final Decision [pdf 53Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-15-002, Final Decision [pdf 50Kb]
  • Carroll Concerned Citizens, RC-15-003, Final Decision [pdf 60Kb]
  • Clock, Heather R., RC-15-004, Final Decision [pdf 46Kb]
  • American Energy Utica nka Ascent Resources Utica LLC, RC-15-005, Final Decision [pdf 84Kb]
  • Latham Limestone LLC, RC-15-006, Final Decision [pdf 47Kb]
  • Hanson Aggregates Midwest LLC, RC-15-007, Final Decision [pdf 50Kb]

2014 Appeals

  • Smith, John and Betty; RC-14-001, Final Decision [pdf 52Kb]
  • Buckingham Coal, RC-14-002, Final Decision [pdf 55Kb]
  • State Line Resources Inc., RC-14-003, Final Decision [pdf 58Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-14-004, Final Decision [pdf 53Kb]
  • Parker, Robert H. Sr - Green Earth Transportation, RC-14-005, Final Decision [pdf 52Kb]
  • Richland Moulded Brick, RC-14-006, Final Decision [pdf 66Kb]
  • Richland Moulded Brick, RC-14-007, Final Decision [pdf 82Kb]
  • Boyd, Robert W., RC-14-008, Final Decision [pdf 67Kb]

2013 Appeals

  • Leesville Land LLC, RC-13-001, Final Decision [pdf 37Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-13-002, Final Decision [pdf 47Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-13-003, Final Decision [pdf 49Kb]
  • Riley, Brian and Denise; RC-13-004, Final Decision [pdf 323Kb]
  • Braver, John I; RC-13-005, Final Decision [pdf 5Mb]
  • Smith, John and Betty, RC-13-006, Final Decision [pdf 82Kb]
  • Smith, John and Betty; RC-13-007, Final Decision [pdf 82Kb]
  • Smith, John and Betty; RC-13-008, Final Decision [pdf 82Kb]
  • Love, Fred T; RC-13-09, Final Decision [pdf 93Kb]
  • Patterson, Tina; RC-13-010, Final Decision [pdf 6.4Mb]
  • Love, Fred T; RC-13-011, Final Decision [pdf 45Kb]
  • Sidwell Materials Inc; RC-13-012, Final Decision [pdf 939Kb]

2012 Appeals

  • Hopedale Mining LLC, RC-12-001, Final Decision [pdf 36Kb]
  • Armstrong, Myron and Nikki; RC-12-005, Final Decision [pdf 166Kb]
  • Honey Creek Stone Company, RC-12-006, Final Decision [pdf 80Kb]
  • Ganges Gravel Company, RC-12-007, Final Decision [pdf 31Kb]
  • Murray Energy Corporation, RC-12-008, Final Decision [pdf 48Kb]
  • Merce, Rodney and Cristie; RC-12-009, Final Decision [pdf 60Kb]
  • Pacino, Joe Jr; RC-12-010, Final Decision [pdf 54Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-12-011, Final Decision [pdf 47Kb]
  • The Jones Fuel Company, RC-12-013, Final Decision [pdf 41Kb]

2011 Appeals

  • Sidwell Materials Inc., RC-11-001, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • Popovich, Nick; RC-11-003, Final Decision [pdf 28Kb]
  • Bailey, Mary Jane; RC-11-004, Final Decision [pdf 28Kb]
  • Bailey, Sam; RC-11-005, Final Decision [pdf 26Kb]
  • Murray Energy Corporation, RC-11-006, Final Decision [pdf 884Kb]
  • Penn Ohio Coal Company dba Kimble Clay and Limestone, RC-11-008, Final Decision [pdf 67Kb]
  • Penn Ohio Coal Company dba Kimble Clay and Limestone, RC-11-009, Final Decision [pdf 67Kb]
  • Fain, James; RC-11-010, Final Decision [pdf 68Kb]
  • Johnson, Caroline; RC-11-011, Final Decision [pdf 488Kb]
  • Sterling Mining Corporation, RC-11-012, Final Decision [pdf 36Kb]

2010 Appeals

  • Rosebud Mining Company, RC-11-001, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-11-002, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-003, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-004, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-005, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-006, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-007, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-008, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • Lafarge North America Inc., RC-11-009, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-11-010, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Love, Fred T; RC-11-011, Final Decision [pdf 118Kb]
  • Johnson, Caroline and Keith; RC-10-012, Final Decision [pdf 511Kb]
  • Ohio Valley Coal Company, RC-10-013, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • ACME Sand and Gravel, RC-10-014, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • B and N Coal Inc., RC-10-015, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Spring Industries Inc., RC-10-016, Final Decision [pdf 51Kb]
  • Spring Industries Inc., RC-10-017, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • B and N Coal Inc., RC-10-018, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Rosebud Mining Company, RC-10-019, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Bell, Harold D. and Cathy; RC-10-020, Final Decision [pdf 196Kb]
  • Ohio American Energy Inc., RC-10-021, Final Decision [pdf 57Kb]

2009 Appeals

  • Fisher, Brad; RC-09-012, Final Decision [pdf 325Kb]
  • Saginaw Mining Corporation, RC-09-013, Final Decision [pdf 176Kb]

2008 Appeals

  • T. L. Darlington, RC-08-001, Final Decision [pdf 734Kb]
  • Williams Parks, RC-08-002, Final Decision [pdf 388Kb]
  • Scott Parks, RC-08-003, Final Decision [pdf 700Kb]
  • B and N Coal, RC-08-004, Final Decision [pdf 350Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company Inc, RC-08-005, Final Decision [pdf 274Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-006, Final Decision [pdf 336Kb]
  • Tri-State Reclamation LLC, RC-08-007, Final Decision [pdf 995Kb]
  • Tri-State Reclamation LLC, RC-08-008, Final Decision [pdf 948Kb]
  • Tri-State Reclamation LLC, RC-08-009, Final Decision [pdf 958Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-010, Final Decision [pdf 26Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-011, Final Decision [pdf 26Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-012, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-013, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-014, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Meigs Citizens Action Now, RC-08-015, Final Decision [pdf 222Kb]
  • Valley Mining Inc., RC-08-016, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-08-017, Final Decision [pdf 213Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-08-018, Final Decision [pdf 212Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-08-019, Final Decision [pdf 213Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-08-020, Final Decision [pdf 211Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-08-021, Final Decision [pdf 211Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-08-022, Final Decision [pdf 211Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-023, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-024, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-025, Final Decision [pdf 25Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-08-026, Final Decision [pdf 24Kb]

2007 Appeals

  • G. E. Baker Construction, RC-07-001, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • Newmaker, Richard and Jeanette, RC-07-002, Final Decision [pdf 44Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-07-003, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Davis, Ricky L., RC-07-004, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Penn-Ohio Coal Co., RC-07-005, Final Decision [pdf 23Kb]
  • Penn-Ohio Coal Co., RC-07-006, Final Decision [pdf 363Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company, RC-07-007, Final Decision [pdf 23Kb]
  • City Aggregates and Recycling, RC-07-008, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company, RC-07-009, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-07-010, Final Decision [pdf 41Kb]
  • Marietta Coal Company, RC-07-011, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-07-012, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Bowman, Denton, RC-07-013, Final Decision [pdf 39Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-07-014, Final Decision [pdf 63Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-07-015, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-07-016, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Waterloo Coal Company, RC-07-017, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-07-018, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]

2006 Appeals

  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-06-001, Final Decision [pdf 184Kb]
  • American Energy Corporation, RC-06-002, Final Decision [pdf 26Kb]
  • Buckingham Coal Company, RC-06-003, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Buckingham Coal Company, RC-06-004, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Kleese Development Associates, RC-06-005, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Cravat Coal Company, RC-06-006, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-06-007, Final Decision [pdf 172Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company, RC-06-008, Final Decision [pdf 142Kb]
  • Ohio Power Company and Cardinal Operating Co., RC-06-009, Final Decision [pdf 23Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company, RC-06-010, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • Martin Marietta Aggregates, RC-06-011, Final Decision [pdf 21Kb]
  • Valley Mining Inc., RC-06-012, Final Decision [pdf 20Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-06-013, Final Decision [pdf 158Kb]
  • Buckeye Industrial Mining Co., RC-06-014, Final Decision [pdf 113Kb]
  • Tri State Reclamation LLC, RC-06-015, Final Decision [pdf 27Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company, RC-06-016, Final Decision [pdf 19Kb]
  • Oxford Mining Company, RC-06-017, Final Decision [pdf 19Kb]
  • Holmes Limestone Company, RC-06-018, Final Decision [pdf 22Kb]