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(225 ILCS 720/1.06)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 7901.06)
Scope of the Act.
This Act shall apply to all mining operations, except:
(a) the private non-commercial extraction of coal by
a landowner or lessee where 250 tons or less of coal are removed in any 12 consecutive months;
(b) the extraction of coal incidental to the
extraction of other minerals where the coal does not exceed 16 2/3% of the total mineral tonnage mined;
(c) coal exploration on federal lands;
(d) the extraction of coal on federal lands except to
the extent provided under a cooperative agreement with the United States in accordance with Section 9.03; and
(e) the extraction of coal as an incidental part of
a federal, State, or local government-financed highway or other construction under rules adopted by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 100-936, eff. 8-17-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)