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

225 ILCS 705/Art. 3

 
    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 3 heading)
ARTICLE 3.
NEW MINES--CERTIFICATES OF
COMPETENCY--CREDENTIALS AND EXAMINATIONS.

225 ILCS 705/3.01

    (225 ILCS 705/3.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 351)
    Sec. 3.01. The certificates provided for in this Act, except those issued as provided in Article 8, shall be issued under the signature of the Director and the seal of the Department to all those who receive a rating above the minimum fixed by the rules of the Mining Board, and to no other persons. All certificates shall contain the full name of the recipient, his age, his place of birth, and the nature and number of years of his previous service in or about coal mines.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/3.02

    (225 ILCS 705/3.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 352)
    Sec. 3.02. The Mining Board shall make a record of the names and addresses of all persons to whom certificates provided for in this Act are issued, except those issued as provided in Article 8 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)

225 ILCS 705/3.03

    (225 ILCS 705/3.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 353)
    Sec. 3.03. The certificates provided for in this Act shall entitle the certified recipient to accept and discharge the duties for which they are declared qualified, at any coal mine in the State of Illinois.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/3.04

    (225 ILCS 705/3.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 354)
    Sec. 3.04. An applicant for any certificate provided for in this Act, except those issued as provided in Article 8, before being examined, shall register his or her name with the Mining Board and file with the Board the credentials required by this Act, to-wit: an affidavit as to all matters of fact establishing his or her right to receive the examination, and a certificate of good character and temperate habits signed by at least 10 residents of the community in which he or she resides. Each applicant shall also submit a reasonable fee as prescribed by rule, with such fee being deposited into the Coal Mining Regulatory Fund. The monies deposited into the Coal Mining Regulatory Fund under this Section shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless otherwise authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)

225 ILCS 705/3.05

    (225 ILCS 705/3.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 355)
    Sec. 3.05. There shall be a written and an oral examination of applicants as may be prescribed by the rules of the Mining Board; and all written examination papers and all others papers of applicants shall be kept on file by the Mining Board for not less than 6 months, during which time any applicant shall have the right to inspect his said papers at all reasonable times; and any applicant shall be entitled to a certified copy of any or all of his said papers upon payment of a reasonable copy fee therefor.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/3.06

    (225 ILCS 705/3.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 356)
    Sec. 3.06. Any operator desiring to open a new coal mine shall notify the Department of Natural Resources of his intention before any work on the underground opening, tipple or other buildings is commenced and furnish said Department a legal description of the proposed location and the Post Office address.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 705/3.07

    (225 ILCS 705/3.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 357)
    Sec. 3.07. Each month the Department of Natural Resources shall prepare a list of those persons who have filed an application for any certificate of competency under this Act during the preceding 30 days, which list shall include the name of the applicant, the applicant's employer, the location of the applicant's employment and the type of certificate applied for. Such list shall be provided to each employer covered by this Act which shall be posted for a period of 30 days from its receipt in a conspicuous place available to all employees on the premises of the mine at which they are employed. The certificate of competency shall be considered temporary until this posting requirement at this place of employment has been completed. Nothing in this Section shall prohibit the holder of such temporary certificate from performing all of the functions that he is authorized to perform when such certification becomes permanent.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

225 ILCS 705/3.08

    (225 ILCS 705/3.08)
    Sec. 3.08. Fees for renewal. The Mining Board may establish by rule a fee for the renewal of certificates with such fee being deposited into the Coal Mining Regulatory Fund. The monies deposited into the Coal Mining Regulatory Fund under this Section shall not be subject to administrative charges or chargebacks unless otherwise authorized by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-1136, eff. 1-1-13.)