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

225 ILCS 705/Art. 2

 
    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 2 heading)
ARTICLE 2.
ADMINISTRATION OF ACT:
MINING BOARD ORGANIZATION AND DUTIES.

225 ILCS 705/2.01

    (225 ILCS 705/2.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 301)
    Sec. 2.01. The Mining Board in the Department of Natural Resources shall administer this Act, except that Article 8 shall be administered by the Miners' Examining Board in the Department.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 705/2.02

    (225 ILCS 705/2.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 302)
    Sec. 2.02. The Mining Board shall be authorized, empowered and required to make formal inquiry into and pass upon the practical and technological qualifications and personal fitness of men seeking appointment as State Mine Inspectors, and of those seeking certificates of competency as mine managers, as hoisting engineers and as mine examiners. The Mining Board shall have such other powers and duties as may be prescribed by the provisions of this Act, or any other Act relating to coal mining. The Mining Board also shall control and direct the State Mine Inspectors hereinafter provided for, in the discharge of their duties, and shall have the power, in person and through the State Mine Inspectors, to see that all provisions of this Act are enforced. The Mining Board shall also cause to be collected statistical details relating to coal mining in the State, especially in its relation to the vital, sanitary, commercial and industrial conditions, and to the permanent prosperity of said industry; and the Mining Board shall cause such statistical details to be compiled and summarized as a report of the Mining Board, to be known as the annual coal report. The operators shall furnish to the Department on or before the 10th day of each month a monthly report of the coal produced the previous month as required by the Department on forms furnished by said Department.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 2012.)

225 ILCS 705/2.03

    (225 ILCS 705/2.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 303)
    Sec. 2.03. One of the coal miner members of the Mining Board shall be elected as secretary. The Board may appoint a chief clerk and may employ such other persons as may be necessary for the proper discharge of its powers and duties; all of whom shall perform such duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time, and the Board may from time to time also prescribe standing and other rules for the control and direction of its officers and employees and of the State mine inspectors. The Secretary of State shall assign to the use of the Board suitably furnished rooms in the State House.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/2.04

    (225 ILCS 705/2.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 304)
    Sec. 2.04. The Board shall hold such meetings from time to time as may be necessary for the proper discharge of its duties. The Board shall meet once during each year, the date and place to be fixed by said Board, for the purpose of examining candidates for appointment as State Mine Inspectors.
(Source: Laws 1955, p. 2012.)

225 ILCS 705/2.05

    (225 ILCS 705/2.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 305)
    Sec. 2.05. For the examination of persons seeking certificates of competency as mine managers, hoisting engineers, and mine examiners, the Board shall hold meetings at such times and places within the State as shall, in the judgment of the members, afford the best facilities to the greatest number of candidates. They shall also call an examination at least once a year for electrical hoisting engineers and at least twice a year for mine electricians.
(Source: P.A. 98-543, eff. 1-1-14.)

225 ILCS 705/2.06

    (225 ILCS 705/2.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 306)
    Sec. 2.06. Public notice shall be given through the press or otherwise, not less than 10 days in advance, announcing the time and place at which any examinations provided for by this Article are to be held.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/2.07

    (225 ILCS 705/2.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 307)
    Sec. 2.07. The examinations provided for by this Article shall be conducted under rules, conditions and regulations prescribed by the Board. Such rules shall be made a part of the permanent record of the Board, and such of them as relate to candidates shall be, upon application of any candidate, furnished to him by the Board; they shall also be of uniform application to all candidates.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/2.08

    (225 ILCS 705/2.08) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 308)
    Sec. 2.08. The Director of the Office of Mines and Minerals within the Department of Natural Resources shall be the executive officer of the Mining Board and shall execute the orders, rules and regulations made and promulgated by the Mining Board. The Manager of the Office of Mines and Minerals may act as executive officer in the absence of the Director of the Office of Mines and Minerals.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 705/2.09

    (225 ILCS 705/2.09) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 309)
    Sec. 2.09. Three members of the Mining Board, or the Director may call a meeting of the Mining Board at any time and at any place within the State. Four members of the Mining Board and the executive officer shall constitute a quorum. Only in case of a tie vote the executive office shall have the right to vote.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)

225 ILCS 705/2.10

    (225 ILCS 705/2.10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 310)
    Sec. 2.10. In conducting the hearings before the Mining Board any member of the Mining Board shall have the power to administer oaths to any and all persons appearing before the Mining Board, and any person who shall wilfully, corruptly and falsely testify under oath with respect to any charges or evidence offered shall be deemed guilty of perjury and shall be subject to the penalties thereof as prescribed by the laws of this State.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/2.11

    (225 ILCS 705/2.11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 311)
    Sec. 2.11. Subject to the procedure provided for in Section 2.14, in case of dispute between operators and miners on the proper interpretation of rules, regulations, and laws in relation to coal mines and subjects relating thereto, and providing for the health and safety of persons employed therein, and the dispute is filed in formal written form with the Department, the Director of the Office of Mines and Minerals shall call a meeting of the Mining Board to review the dispute. An opinion of the proper interpretation of the disputed rule, regulation, or law, concurred in by a majority of the Mining Board, shall be binding upon the Department to enforce; and the operators and miners must abide by the opinion, unless the opinion of the Mining Board is at variance with an opinion of interpretation by the Attorney General of the intent of the rule, regulation or law. In case the opinion of the Attorney General is at variance with the opinion of the Mining Board, then all parties must abide by the opinion of the Attorney General, except that all parties shall have recourse to courts of this State.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 705/2.12

    (225 ILCS 705/2.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 312)
    Sec. 2.12. The Mining Board shall have power to promulgate rules and regulations in connection with methods of coal mining affecting the health and safety of persons employed in the coal mines. The rules and regulations shall be promulgated in accordance with the following procedure and standards:
    Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule, the Director shall:
    (a) give at least 30 days notice of his intended action. The notice shall include a statement of the terms or substance of the intended action or of a description of the subjects and issues involved, and the time and the place for interested persons to present their views thereon. The notice shall be mailed to all persons who have made timely request of the Director for advance notice of his rule-making proceedings and shall be published in the official State newspaper;
    (b) afford all interested persons reasonable opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, provided that the right to cross examine any witnesses is given to any interested parties, if such right is requested. The Director shall consider fully all written and oral submissions respecting the proposed rule. No rule may be adopted unless substantial evidence in support of such rule is presented at such hearing. Upon adoption of a rule the Director, if requested to do so by an interested person either prior to adoption or within 30 days thereafter, shall issue a concise statement of the principal reasons for or against its adoption, incorporating therein his reasons for overruling the considerations urged against its adoption. No rule is valid unless adopted in substantial compliance with this Section.
    (c) The Director shall file in the office of the Secretary of State a certified copy of each rule adopted by him. The Secretary of State shall keep a permanent register of the rules open to public inspection.
    (d) Each rule hereafter adopted is effective 30 days after filing, except that, if a later date is specified in the rule, the later date is the effective date. Any rule adopted hereunder shall not be retroactive. Any operator shall have the right to proceed with operations under this Act until the rules are adopted and no rules shall be made applicable to any operations prior to the effective date thereof.
    These rules and regulations shall be enforced by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)

225 ILCS 705/2.13

    (225 ILCS 705/2.13) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 313)
    Sec. 2.13. In case operators or miners shall file formal written charges with the Department that any law or laws in relation to coal mines and subjects relating thereto and providing for the health and safety of persons employed therein has been violated, the Director shall call the parties involved before the Mining Board to hear the evidence for, and the defense against, the charges. In case the Mining Board finds, by a majority vote, the charges are valid and true, it shall be the duty of the State's Attorneys to prosecute all persons so offending, and the offenders shall be subject to the penalties provided by law for such violations.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/2.14

    (225 ILCS 705/2.14) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 314)
    Sec. 2.14. The Director shall promulgate rules necessary for the effective and orderly conduct of hearings held pursuant to this Act. These rules shall include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following for the benefit of any affected operator, miner, labor representative or other person with a substantial interest in the hearing:
    1. adequate written notice of charges against any charged party;
    2. adequate written notice of all hearings to any affected operator, miner, labor representative or other interested person;
    3. the right to be represented by counsel;
    4. the right to present evidence.
    5. the right to cross-examine witnesses.
    6. the right to present its position orally or in writing to the Board.
    7. the right to request issuance of subpoenas by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)

225 ILCS 705/2.15

    (225 ILCS 705/2.15) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 315)
    Sec. 2.15. The Department may refuse to issue or may suspend the license, permit or certificate of any person who fails to file a return, or to pay any final assessment of tax, penalty or interest, as required by any tax Act administered by the Illinois Department of Revenue, until such time as the requirements of any such tax Act are satisfied.
(Source: P.A. 84-221.)

225 ILCS 705/2.16

    (225 ILCS 705/2.16)
    Sec. 2.16. Rules; Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The Mining Board may adopt rules necessary for or incidental to the performance of duties or execution of powers conferred under this Act in accordance with provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)