The office of Special Reclamation is part of the Division of Land Restoration. Special Reclamations is mandated by the State of West Virginia to protect public health, safety and property by reclaiming and treating water on all bond forfeited coal mining permits since August 1977 in an expeditious and cost effective manner. Funding is from forfeited bond collections, civil penalties and the Special Reclamation Tax on mined coal.
•WVSMCRA Chapter 22, Article 3, Section 17 (WV Code 22-3-17)
•WV Enrolled Senate Bill Number 5003