Department for Natural Resources
Jamieson Construction Co., Receives Award for Mine Reclamation from Department for Natural Resources
Carl E. Campbell, commissioner of the Department for Natural Resources, presented a 2009 Commissioner’s Award of Excellence in Reclamation to Jamieson Construction Company for outstanding reclamation work on their surface facility (permit No. 807-0290) located in Bell county on Pitman’s creek near the community of Calvin.
The site is a 303.7 acre contour and auger mine operation that began in 2000. Phase I and phase II bond release was granted in October 2002 and 2004 respectively with phase III bond release currently pending. The company has reclaimed the site to a post-mining land use as pastureland. The post-mining land use was agreed to by the coal company and the landowner prior to mining.
The Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement inspector Larry Gulley from the Middlesboro Regional Office nominated this site because of the company’s exceptional work and their commitment to the environment. Due to the company’s hard work, the site is well vegetated and local wildlife abound.
In presenting the award to Larry and Brenda Jamieson, Commissioner Carl Campbell expressed his sincere appreciation to the Jamieson’s for their company’s outstanding reclamation work. Campbell added, “This site illustrates the excellent reclamation that can be accomplished by today’s industry. The lush quality grasses planted here will make excellent pasture for this ongoing agricultural business.”