Report an Emergency or Complaint

​Overview

For emergencies pertaining to effects of coal mining before 1977, please contact our office.

Reporting an AML Emergency or Complaint

Abandoned Mine Land emergencies are hazards that occur suddenly and present an immediate threat to the public health, safety or general welfare. They are caused by abandoned underground or surface coal mines and need immediate attention.

Emergency issues or complaints may include the following:

  • Open subsidence, portals or shafts
  • Subsidence that has damaged occupied structures
  • Coal waste fires or underground mine fires near houses, roadways or populated areas
  • Landslides that are blocking roadways, streams or damaging structures

What Needs to Be Reported?

When reporting an AML emergency be prepared to provide the following information:

  • A description of the problem
  • Location (address) of the problem including municipality and county
  • Name, address and telephone number of any affected property owner(s), if known
  • Directions to the problem site
  • Name and telephone number of any other person(s) knowledgeable about the emergency problem

The caller may be asked the date when the event occurred, if any other incidents events have occurred in this area, and if any other agencies or organizations have been contacted.

Non-Emergency Issues

Any AML event that is of concern but does not pose an immediate threat can be reported to the appropriate AML&R district office Monday through Friday during normal business hours of 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The contact information for each office is located on the AML Program Organization page.

Questions?

Please direct all web inquiries to Roberta Vanness.

Where Should the Incident Be Reported?

Northern Region

Jeremy Ayers, Engineer
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Land Restoration
Bridgeport, WV
Phone: (304) 842-1900 x43203
Email: Jeremy.D.Ayers@wv.gov

Counties: Barbour, Berkeley, Brooke, Dodridge, Gilmer, Grant, Jefferson, Hampshire, Hancock, Hardy, Harrison, Lewis, Marion, Marshall, Mineral, Morgan, Monongalia, Ohio, Pendelton, Pleasants, Preston, Randolph, Ritchie, Taylor, Tyler, Tucker, Upshur, Wirt, Wetzel, Wood

Southern Region

Patrick Murphy, Engineer
West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
Division of Land Restoration
1149 Nick Rahall Greenway
Fayetteville, WV 2584
Phone: (304) 574-4465
Email: Patrick.M.Murphy@wv.gov

Counties:Braxton, Boone, Cabell, Calhoun, Clay, Fayette, Greenbrier, Jackson, Kanawha, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, McDowell, Mercer, Mingo, Monroe, Nicholas, Pocahontas, Putnam, Raleigh, Roane, Summers, Wayne, Webster, Wyoming

Map of West Virginia showing AML regions
AML District Map
  
  
  
  
2019 AML Pilot Program Application.xlsx
  
5/17/2019 10:49 AMFletcher, Terry
2020 AML Pilot Program Application final.pdf
  
6/5/2020 11:27 AMFletcher, Terry
2020 AML Pilot Program Application.pdf
  
5/28/2020 12:33 PMFletcher, Terry
2020 Pilot Press Relase_DEP accepting applications.pdf
  
6/17/2020 1:36 PMFletcher, Terry
2021 AML Pilot Application.pdf
  
3/9/2021 12:05 PMFletcher, Terry
Amigo Portals, Plans, 05.23.14.pdf
  
7/3/2014 2:06 PMBurgess, Lawrence
Amigo Portals, Specs, 05.21.14.pdf
  
7/3/2014 2:06 PMBurgess, Lawrence
AML Pilot 2019.pdf
  
5/20/2019 11:36 AMFletcher, Terry
Beulah Chapel Portals  Specs.pdf
  
2/14/2019 2:02 PMSimons, Adam
Beulah Chapel Portals Plans.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:23 AMLuther, Wendy
Bloomingrose (Miller) Drainage plans, October 19, 2015.pdf
  
9/28/2016 7:53 AMLuther, Wendy
Bloomingrose (Miller) Drg Specs.pdf
  
9/28/2016 7:53 AMLuther, Wendy
BROAD RUN PLANS.pdf
  
10/9/2015 8:17 AMLuther, Wendy
Broad Run Portals specs complete.pdf
  
10/9/2015 8:15 AMLuther, Wendy
Buy American Act - AML Waterline  AND PILOT Requirements.pdf
  
6/17/2020 1:36 PMFletcher, Terry
Camden (Hartley) Dangerous Slide PLANS.pdf
  
5/20/2015 9:01 AMLuther, Wendy
Camden (Hartley) Dangerous Slide SPECS.pdf
  
5/20/2015 9:02 AMLuther, Wendy
Canyon-FinalPlans_20160119.pdf
  
8/18/2016 10:00 AMLuther, Wendy
Canyon-FinalSpecs_20160119.pdf
  
8/18/2016 10:02 AMLuther, Wendy
CHFO EQUIP GUIDANCE FOR PILOT PROJECTS.pdf
  
6/17/2020 1:36 PMFletcher, Terry
City of War Portals Plans 4.24.15.pdf
  
2/14/2019 2:02 PMSimons, Adam
City of War Portals Specs 4.24.15.pdf
  
8/10/2015 8:39 AMLuther, Wendy
Conley Branch (Whitt) Landslide PLANS.pdf
  
3/3/2015 11:11 AMLuther, Wendy
Conley Branch (WHITT) Landslide SPECS.pdf
  
3/3/2015 11:11 AMLuther, Wendy
Cow Creek (Browning) SPECS complete.pdf
  
9/28/2015 10:14 AMLuther, Wendy
COW CREEK FINAL DRAWINGS PDF.pdf
  
9/28/2015 10:15 AMLuther, Wendy
Crab Orchard (Acklin) Portals Plans.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:23 AMLuther, Wendy
Crab Orchard (Acklin) Portals Specs.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:23 AMLuther, Wendy
Crany Mine Dump Plans.pdf
  
9/19/2016 1:29 PMLuther, Wendy
Crany Mine Dump Specs - Final.pdf
  
9/19/2016 1:29 PMLuther, Wendy
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