The Utah Board of Oil, Gas and Mining is seeking nominations for 2010 Earth Day Awards to be presented to companies, organizations or people who go beyond what is required to protect the environment while developing the state's natural resources.

Awards are presented in the areas of oil and gas, minerals mining and coal mining. Specific award categories include environmental improvement to an active mine site, exploration site or producing field; outstanding results following applications of innovative environmental technology; and outstanding final reclamation or site restoration.

Nominations are due by Jan. 29.

For more information or to obtain a nomination form, call Jim Springer at 538-5324 or go to the division's Web site at