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Part 635: Coal Mining, regulates the coal mining industry. A Coal Mine Reclamation Permit, pursuant to Part 635 and administered by the OGMD is required for mining coal in Michigan. Coal Mining began in Michigan in the 1800s but the last active mines closed in the 1950s. There has been no economic interest in Michigan coal for many decades; however, the OGMD provides available information related to old coal mines when legacy issues arise, typically construction projects near old mine shafts.