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Alabama Department of Environmental Management http://www.adem.state.al.us/default.cnt Contact Information

The mission at ADEM is to assure for all citizens of the State a safe, healthful, and productive environment. ADEM administers all major federal environmental laws, including the Clean Air, Clean Water and Safe Drinking Water acts and federal solid and hazardous waste laws.

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Alabama Surface Mining Commission http://www.surface-mining.state.al.us/ Contact Information

The Alabama Surface Mining Commission is the primary regulatory authority for surface and underground coal mining operations for the State of Alabama under the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977.

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Alaska Department of Natural Resources http://dnr.alaska.gov/ Contact Information

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources' mission is to develop, conserve and maximize the use of Alaska's natural resources consistent with the public interest. The Department of Natural Resources manages all state-owned land, water and natural resources, except for fish and game, on behalf of the people of Alaska.

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Alaska Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys http://dggs.alaska.gov/ Contact Information Ask An Expert

The Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys (DGGS) mission is to determine the potential of Alaskan land for production of metals, minerals, fuels, and geothermal resources, the locations and supplies of groundwater and construction material, and the potential geologic hazards to buildings, roads, bridges, and other installations and structures.

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Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission http://doa.alaska.gov/ogc/ Contact Information

The Alaska Oil and Gas Conservation Commission's mission is to protect the public interest in exploration and development of Alaska's valuable oil, gas, and geothermal resources through the application of conservation practices designed to ensure greater ultimate recovery and the protection of health, safety, fresh ground waters and the rights of all owners to recover their share of the resource.

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Alberta Energy http://www.energy.alberta.ca/ Contact Information

Alberta Energy’s mission is to assure sustained prosperity in the interests of Albertans through the stewardship of energy and mineral resource systems, responsible development and wise use of energy.

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Arizona Department of Environmental Quality http://www.azdeq.gov/ Contact Information

The mission of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality is to protect and enhance public health and the environment in Arizona. To achieve this, they administer the state’s environmental laws and delegated federal programs to prevent air, water and land pollution and ensure cleanup.

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Arizona Department of Water Resources http://www.azwater.gov/azdwr/ Contact Information
The Arizona Department of Water Resources (ADWR) was created to secure long-term dependable water supplies for Arizona's communities. The Department administers and enforces Arizona’s groundwater code, and surface water rights laws (except those related to water quality); negotiates with external political entities to protect Arizona's Colorado River water supply; oversees the use of surface and groundwater resources under state jurisdiction; and represents Arizona in discussions of water rights with the federal government. In addition, the Department explores methods of augmenting water supplies to meet future demands, and develops policies that promote conservation and equitable distribution of water. The Department also inspects dams and participates in flood control planning to prevent property damage, personal injury, and loss of life. In support of these activities, ADWR collects and analyzes data on water levels and on water-quality characteristics.  Other responsibilities include management of floodplains and non-federal dams to reduce loss of life and damage to property.
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Arizona Geological Survey http://www.azgs.az.gov/ Contact Information
The mission of the Arizona Geological Survey is to serve as a primary source of geologic information in the state to enhance public understanding of the state's geologic character, geologic hazards and limitations and mineral resources.
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Arizona Oil and Gas Conservation Commission http://www.azogcc.az.gov/
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