(225 ILCS 705/38.2) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3802)
    Sec. 38.2. Regulations.
    On or before January 1, 1976, the Mining Board shall adopt regulations pursuant to the provisions of Section 2.12 of this Act to govern the operation of surface mining facilities affecting the health and safety of persons employed at those facilities but not in conflict with federal standards. In no event shall the regulations provide for any protection at a level which is below that established in the Federal Safety Standards for Surface Mining, promulgated by the United States Secretary of the Interior.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)