Appalachian Citizens Enforcement Project

Filing a Complaint in West Virginia

The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection
601 57th Street SE
Charleston, WV, 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0440
Contact Us

Division of Mining and Reclamation
Tom Clarke, Mining Director
Phone: (304) 926-0490

Abandoned Mine Lands and Reclamation


Conducts all Abandoned Mine Lands complaint investigations.

Thomas Smith, P.E., Program Manager
(304) 926-0499, extension 1752

Charleston Office
Phone: (304) 926-0499

Northern District, Philippi Office
Phone: (304) 457-5271

Southern District, Oak Hill Office
Phone: (304) 465-1911



If you believe your property has sustained structural damage due to surface coal mine blasting, notify the Office of Explosives and Blasting directly.

If you have a complaint regarding blasting, contact the Office of Explosives and Blasting or one of the regional offices nearest you.

WVDEP Office of Explosives and Blasting
601 57th Street, SE
Charleston, WV, 25304
Phone: (304) 926-0464
David Vandelinde, Chief

WVDEP Philippi Regional Office
105 S. Railroad Street
Philippi, WV, 25614
Phone: (304) 457-3219

WVDEP Oak Hill Regional Office
254 Industrial Drive
Oak Hill, WV, 25901
Phone: 304-465-1911

WVDEP Welch Regional Office
331 Court Street, Suite 204
Welch, WV, 24801
Phone: (304) 436-2181

WVDEP Logan Regional Office
1101 George Kostas Drive
Logan, WV, 25601
Phone: (304) 792-7250

When calling or mailing in your complaint, have the following information. The name of the mine, dates and times of the blasts in question (if possible), your name, your address, and your telephone number. Your complaint will be included in the public file unless you specifically ask that your complaint be confidential.

Map of the Offices and Regions

Federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement

Roger Calhoun, Field Office Director, Charleston Area Office

Charleston Field Office
1027 Virginia Street East,
Charleston, WV, 25301

Beckley Area Office
313 Harper Park Drive
Beckley, WV, 25801

Morgantown Area Office
604 Cheat Road – Suite 150
Morgantown, WV, 26508

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