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PROFESSIONS, OCCUPATIONS, AND BUSINESS OPERATIONS
(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 13

 
    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 13 heading)
ARTICLE 13.
MISCELLANEOUS REGULATIONS.

225 ILCS 705/13.01

    (225 ILCS 705/13.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1301)
    Sec. 13.01. No person shall deface, damage, destroy, or otherwise render inoperative any machinery or apparatus in or about coal mines.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.02

    (225 ILCS 705/13.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1302)
    Sec. 13.02. In any gassy mine, no person shall smoke or take into the mine any smoking articles, or use or carry an open light, or matches, or a spark or flame creating device, except as allowed by Section 21.08 of this Act.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.03

    (225 ILCS 705/13.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1303)
    Sec. 13.03. No person shall deface, damage, or destroy any bulletin, notice, danger signal or record book.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.04

    (225 ILCS 705/13.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1304)
    Sec. 13.04. Every miner shall sound and thoroughly examine the roof of his working place before commencing work, and if he finds loose rock or other dangerous conditions, he shall not work in such dangerous place except to make such dangerous conditions safe.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.05

    (225 ILCS 705/13.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1305)
    Sec. 13.05. Every miner shall properly prop and timber in a skillful and workmanlike manner, in order to secure his place for his own safety, with materials provided therefor by the operator in lengths as required by this Act. The miner shall have the necessary tools to enable him to comply with the provisions of this section.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.06

    (225 ILCS 705/13.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1306)
    Sec. 13.06. Every operator shall post at some conspicuous point at the entrance to the mine, in such manner that the employees of the mine can read them, rules not inconsistent with this Act, plainly printed in the American language, which shall govern all persons working in the mine, and the posting of such notice, as herein provided, shall charge all employees of such mine with legal notice of the contents thereof.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.07

    (225 ILCS 705/13.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1307)
    Sec. 13.07. Every person shall obey the working rules of the mine. No person shall willingly do any act which endangers the life or health of other persons in the mine, or the security of the mine.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.08

    (225 ILCS 705/13.08) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1308)
    Sec. 13.08. No person shall cross a danger signal without the permission of the mine manager, or his assistant.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.09

    (225 ILCS 705/13.09) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1309)
    Sec. 13.09. No person shall enter or leave a mine without recording the fact by some suitable system provided by and under the control of the mine manager.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.10

    (225 ILCS 705/13.10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1310)
    Sec. 13.10. No person shall enter or work in or about a mine or mine buildings, tracks or machinery connected therewith, while under the influence of intoxicants or illegal drugs.
(Source: P.A. 80-296.)

225 ILCS 705/13.11

    (225 ILCS 705/13.11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1311)
    Sec. 13.11. No person shall change, exchange, substitute, alter, or remove any device used to indicate or identify the person or persons to whom credit or pay is due for the mining of coal.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/13.12

    (225 ILCS 705/13.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1312)
    Sec. 13.12.
    Any person who violates any provision of this Article, shall be guilty of a Class B misdemeanor.
(Source: P.A. 77-2718.)

225 ILCS 705/13.13

    (225 ILCS 705/13.13) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1313)
    Sec. 13.13. No person or operator may discharge, suspend or otherwise discriminate against any employee for testifying or for his intention to testify in any hearing held under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)

225 ILCS 705/13.14

    (225 ILCS 705/13.14) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1314)
    Sec. 13.14. Roof control programs and plans.
    The State mine inspector shall have the authority to enforce the roof control plan that has been adopted at each mine by the operator and approved by the Mining Enforcement Safety Administration District Manager of the Coal Mine Health and Safety District in which the mine is located.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)

225 ILCS 705/13.15

    (225 ILCS 705/13.15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 1315)
    Sec. 13.15. (a) Bathhouses, change rooms, and sanitary toilet facilities shall be in a location convenient for the use of the miners.
    (b) All bathhouses shall be constructed to provide at least 10 square feet of unobstructed floor space for each employee using the facility at any given time. In the computation of the area to be dedicated to employee floor space, the space taken up by benches may be included. Space taken by baskets, lockers, and other obstructions shall not be included in the computation. This requirement shall apply to all bathhouses constructed or expanded after the effective date of this 1977 amendment.
    This Section shall not apply to a bathhouse constructed or expanded after the effective date of this 1977 amendment if, and only if, valid contracts for such construction or expansion have been entered prior to the effective date. Evidence of such contracts shall be submitted to the Department prior to the beginning of such construction or expansion and no construction or expansion which fails to meet these requirements shall commence without the express approval of the Department.
(Source: P.A. 80-296.)

225 ILCS 705/13.16

    (225 ILCS 705/13.16)
    Sec. 13.16. Tag-lines. Tag-lines must be provided in every working section of a mine and on any vehicle capable of hauling 4 or more people within the mine.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)

225 ILCS 705/13.17

    (225 ILCS 705/13.17)
    Sec. 13.17. Methane extraction.
    (a) In this Section:
        "Blowout preventer" means an emergency shut-off valve
    
installed on the wellhead during the drilling or testing of a well that incorporates hydraulic pipe rams capable of closing the space around the drillpipe against very high pressure.
        "Conductor pipe" means a short string of
    
large-diameter casing used to keep the top of the wellbore open and to provide a means of conveying the up-flowing drilling fluid from the wellbore to the mud pit.
        "Gas detector" means a mechanical, electrical, or
    
chemical device that automatically identifies and records or registers the levels of various gases.
    (b) Methane extraction from sealed areas of active mines or abandoned mines that are attached to active working mines must include a conductor pipe cemented in place, a blowout preventer, and a gas detector.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)

225 ILCS 705/13.18

    (225 ILCS 705/13.18)
    Sec. 13.18. Non-production related bore holes exempt. Non-production related bore holes that are drilled or operated by an operator and are intended for the safety or maintenance of a mine are exempt from this Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)