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(225 ILCS 705/7.04)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 704)
The Mining Board may grant a permit to operate a second motion
engine, or internal combustion engine, at any mine employing not more than
10 men, to any person recommended to the Mining Board by the State Mine
Inspector of the district. The applicant for such permit shall have filed
with the Mining Board satisfactory evidence that he is a citizen of the
United States or lawfully admitted for permanent residence, that he has had at least one year of experience in operating
a steam engine, steam boiler, or internal combustion engine and understands
the handling and care of the same. Such application shall be accompanied by
a statement from at least three persons who will testify from their
personal knowledge of the applicant that he is a man of good repute and
personal habits, and that he has, in their judgment, a knowledge of and
experience in handling boilers and engines as required in this section.
Such permit shall apply only to the mine for which it was issued, and for a
period not to exceed one year, except such permit, when it expires, may be
renewed by the Mining Board from year to year if the person holding same
requests renewal, and certifies by sworn statement that all the
circumstances and conditions are the same as when said permit was
(Source: P.A. 101-541, eff. 8-23-19.)