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Mine Reclamation and Enforcement

The Division of Mine Reclamation and Enforcement consists of the Director's Office, the Technical Support, Non-Coal, Explosives & Blasting, Pikeville, Middlesboro, Hazard and Middlesboro Branches.

Division Organization

Director's Office

Jim Ward, Director

Kevin Hembree, Assistant Director

Pete Poynter, Environmental Scientist Consultant

Kathy Paige, Program Coordinator

Jeff O'Dell, Program Coordinator

Technical Support Branch

Jay Cunningham, Environmental Control Manager

Section Supervisors

Linda Fischer, Complaints & Technical Investigations Section

Sheri Mullins, Assessments & Bonding Section

Non-Coal, Explosives & Blasting Branch

Marty Brashear, Environmental Control Manager

Section Supervisors

Brenda Taylor, Non-Coal & Blasting Section I

Culhayne Nickles, Non-Coal & Blasting Section II

Madisonville Branch

Robert Yonts, Environmental Control Manager

Section Supervisors

Robert Lacy, Madisonville Enforcement Section I

Hazard Branch

Steve Vance, Environmental Control Manager

Section Supervisors

Daniel Sumner, Hazard Enforcement Section I

Derrick Slone, Hazard Enforcement Section II

Clayton Nantz, Hazard Enforcement Section III

Pikeville Branch

Charles Holbrook, Jr., Environmental Control Manager

Section Supervisors

Gina McGinnis, Pikeville Enforcement Section I

Gene Blackburn, Pikeville Enforcement Section II

Clifford Tussey, Pikeville Enforcement Section III

Michael Ramey, Pikeville Enforcement Section IV

Middlesboro Branch

Lonis Morgan, Environmental Control Manager

Section Supervisors

Dwayne Taylor, Middlesboro Enforcement Section I

Jack Barton, Middlesboro Enforcement Section II

Orlance Johnson, Middlesboro Enforcement Section III