Report an Emergency or Complaint

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

Reporting an Abandoned Mine Land (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

 

Where should the incident be reported?

For the northern region, contact Jeremy Ayers at our Bridgeport office by phone at (304) 842-1900 or by email at Jeremy.D.Ayers@wv.gov.
For the southern region, contact Patrick Murphy at our Charleston office by phone at (304) 574-4465 or by email at Patrick.M.Murphy@wv.gov.  See the map below for the appropriate region


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 here.

For a high quality version of the map below, please refer to the "NorthSouthWV" .pdf file in the Documents tab below.  To download, please right-click and "Save Target As."



Please refer all web inquiries to Mandy Strader.

 

 Documents

 
  
  
  
  
2019 AML Pilot Program Application.xlsx
  
5/17/2019 10:49 AMNo presence informationFletcher, Terry
Amigo Portals, Plans, 05.23.14.pdf
  
7/3/2014 2:06 PMNo presence informationBurgess, Lawrence
Amigo Portals, Specs, 05.21.14.pdf
  
7/3/2014 2:06 PMNo presence informationBurgess, Lawrence
AML Pilot 2019.pdf
Checked Out To: Fletcher, Terry AML Pilot 2019.pdf
Checked Out To: Fletcher, Terry
  
5/20/2019 11:36 AMNo presence informationFletcher, Terry
Beulah Chapel Portals  Specs.pdf
  
2/14/2019 2:02 PMNo presence informationSimons, Adam
Beulah Chapel Portals Plans.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:23 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Bloomingrose (Miller) Drainage plans, October 19, 2015.pdf
  
9/28/2016 7:53 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Bloomingrose (Miller) Drg Specs.pdf
  
9/28/2016 7:53 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
BROAD RUN PLANS.pdf
  
10/9/2015 8:17 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Broad Run Portals specs complete.pdf
  
10/9/2015 8:15 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Camden (Hartley) Dangerous Slide PLANS.pdf
  
5/20/2015 9:01 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Camden (Hartley) Dangerous Slide SPECS.pdf
  
5/20/2015 9:02 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Canyon-FinalPlans_20160119.pdf
  
8/18/2016 10:00 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Canyon-FinalSpecs_20160119.pdf
  
8/18/2016 10:02 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
City of War Portals Plans 4.24.15.pdf
  
2/14/2019 2:02 PMNo presence informationSimons, Adam
City of War Portals Specs 4.24.15.pdf
  
8/10/2015 8:39 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Conley Branch (Whitt) Landslide PLANS.pdf
  
3/3/2015 11:11 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Conley Branch (WHITT) Landslide SPECS.pdf
  
3/3/2015 11:11 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Cow Creek (Browning) SPECS complete.pdf
  
9/28/2015 10:14 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
COW CREEK FINAL DRAWINGS PDF.pdf
  
9/28/2015 10:15 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Crab Orchard (Acklin) Portals Plans.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:23 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Crab Orchard (Acklin) Portals Specs.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:23 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Crany Mine Dump Plans.pdf
  
9/19/2016 1:29 PMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Crany Mine Dump Specs - Final.pdf
  
9/19/2016 1:29 PMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Davidson HW, Plans, 05.20.14.pdf
  
6/13/2014 10:06 AMNo presence informationBurgess, Lawrence
Davidson HW, Specs, 05.21.14.pdf
  
6/13/2014 10:06 AMNo presence informationBurgess, Lawrence
Davis Coal and Coke Plans and Specs.pdf
  
6/3/2015 9:24 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Donnie Thorn Highwall PLANS.pdf
  
3/3/2015 11:12 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Donnie Thorn Highwall SPECS.pdf
  
3/3/2015 11:12 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
Ebenezer Combined Boilerplates and Specs 01.20.15.pdf
  
1/22/2015 11:42 AMNo presence informationLuther, Wendy
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