Pat Webb is a licensed professional engineer and is the Director of the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation (PA-DEP-BAMR) program. Pat coordinates interactions between PA-DEP-BAMR and the federal Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) in all abandoned mine lands aspects of P.L. 95-87 (SMCRA) through the administration of the Title IV Reclamation Grants. In addition, he is also an instructor for OSMRE’s National Technical Training Program (NTTP) for the AML Realty and AML Dangerous Highwall Workshop classes. In 1997, Pat graduated from the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown with a B.S. Degree in Civil Engineering Technology. He was previously employed by the Navy Petroleum Office in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, for approximately 1 year; then by the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation for 7 years; and has been working for PA-DEP-BAMR in the abandoned mine land program for the past 18 years.
Patrick M. Webb, P.E.
Bureau of Abandoned Mine Reclamation
Overview of Pennsylvania’s Title IV (Abandoned Mine Land (AML)) Program and the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL)
Pat will provide an overview of PA’s AML program found at: Abandoned Mine Land Reclamati on (pa.gov) , specifically Pat will present definitions and illustrations of AML problem types at: AML Program Information (pa.gov) and Abandoned Mine Land Hazards and Problem Types (pa.gov) .
Pat will then provide and update of the funding that the PA AML program is using from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) signed by President Biden on November 15, 2021. Information on the BIL can be found on the federal Department of the Interior, Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE) website at: https://www.osmre.gov/bil