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What is TIPS?

TIPS is the Technical Innovation and Professional Services, a national program under the U.S. Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement.

TIPS provides off-the-shelf scientific and engineering modeling software to the state, tribal, and federal offices that administer the Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act. TIPS also provides training in the use of those tools. Read More >

Training: The TIPS Training Program is a collaborative effort between OSMRE, the States, and Tribes. Staff in these agencies that are funded under SMCRA are eligible to participate. TIPS training instructors are reclamation experts who use TIPS software to solve a wide range of complex permitting and abandoned mine land problems. Read More >

Software: TIPS provides a core suite of off-the-shelf software to our SMCRA customers to assist them with the implementation of SMCRA. With this assistance, many state and tribal offices have the ability to use advanced scientific software, without the expensive cost of maintaining their own individual licenses and maintenance agreements. Read More >

Hardware: The TIPS program has been instrumental in seeding scientific hardware to the state and tribal customer offices for their use in the implementation of SMCRA for over 20 years. Although the types of hardware have changed since the TIPS program was launched, we still stand behind the training and support needed to keep SMCRA personnel on the forefront of scientific technology. Read More >

Geospatial: Access to interactive maps of coal mining and reclamation data, as well as the resources for developing map-based information. Read More >

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