(618) 687-5590
1023 North 14th Street
Murphysboro, IL 62966

Midwest Reclamation Resources Inc.  |  Services


Midwest Reclamation Resources Inc. has significant experience in the mining industry and is pleased to provide solutions in the following areas:

  • Permits
  • Reclamation Planning
  • Operations Compliance
  • Regulatory Liaison
  • Routine Regulatory Submittals
  • Bond Release
  • Mine Closure


We provide complete permitting services for the mining industry.  Numerous permits are required in order to develop a new mine in Illinois.  The most commonly required permits are listed below under their respective governing agency.

Illinois Department of Natural Recourses
  • Office of Mines and Minerals - Mining Permit
  • Office of Water Resources - Dam and Impoundment Permit
  • Division of Oil & Gas – Exploration Permits
  • Regulatory Liaison
  • Routine Regulatory Submittals

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) Permit
  • 401 Water Quality Certification
  • Air Emissions Permitting

US Army Corps of Engineers
  • Clean Water Act Section 404 Permit

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Water, Sediment, or Slurry Impoundments and Impounding Structure Plans
  • Impoundment Inspections

Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT)
  • Access Permits

County Governments
  • Zoning Change Approval
  • Road Closure Services
  • Waste Water Treatment Permit


In addition to obtaining the initial permits, we handle the routine regulatory submittals required to keep the mining operation in compliance.  Some examples of the routine regulatory submittals that we handle are shown below.

Illinois Department of Natural Recourses
  • Insignificant Permit Revision (IPR)
  • Incidental Boundary Revision (IBR)
  • Signification Permit Revision
  • Affected Acreage Reporting
  • Agricultural Lands Productivity Formula (ALPF) Management and Reporting
  • Annual Revegetation Activity Reporting
  • Quarterly Impoundment Inspections and Annual Professional Engineering Certification
  • Quarterly Groundwater Monitoring and Submittals

Illinois Environmental Protection Agency
  • NPDES Sampling and Laboratory Management
  • NPDES Quarterly Discharge Monitoring Report (DMR)
  • NPDES Stormwater Monitoring Plans
  • NPDES Abandonment Plans
  • Certified Opacity Emission Testing

Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA)
  • Impoundment Inspections


We specialize in providing economical solutions to secure major bond releases.  Our highly skilled personnel have years of experience in the bonding program.  The following are some of the bonding services that we provide.

  • Total Bond Release Services
  • Expedited Solutions for Problem Areas/Bond Forfeiture
  • Reclamation Evaluations and Inventories of Completed Work for Soils, Vegetation, Water Quality, Etc.
  • GPS Field Delineations
  • Pond Volume Determinations
  • Inspector Assistance for Vegetation Reviews/Counts
  • Permit Modifications to Allow for Optimum-Economical Bond Release


MRRI staff Wildlife Biologist has years of experience conducting plant and animal surveys and possess specific permits to survey for endangered and threatened species in Illinois.  We are certified in conducting wetland delineations and other aspects of the Clean Water Act.  The following are some of the wildlife biologist services that we provide.

  • Wetland Delineations
  • Stream Delineations
  • Biological Stream Assessments
  • Wetland and Stream Mitigation Plans
  • Wetland and Stream Annual Monitoring
  • Animal and Plant Surveys
  • Forest Inventories
  • Protection and Enhancement Plans