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(225 ILCS 705/38.4)
General surface supervisor of an underground mine.
On or after July 1, 2006, it shall be unlawful for an operator of an underground coal mine surface facility or a coal preparation plant or a contractor engaged in the construction, demolition, or dismantling of an underground coal mine surface facility or a coal preparation plant to employ, in a supervisory capacity, any person who does not hold a certificate of competency issued by the Mining Board to oversee any of the following activities:
(1) Coal preparation and storage.
(2) Mine equipment storage and repair.
(3) Mobile equipment operation.
(4) Site construction, demolition, or dismantling
Each applicant for a certificate as a general surface supervisor of an underground mine must have a minimum of 2 years of work experience at a coal mine surface facility or coal preparation plant. In addition to the work experience requirement set forth in this Section, a contractor engaged in the construction, demolition, or dismantling of surface structures must successfully complete an examination concerning the Department's health and safety regulations as these regulations pertain to the contractor's responsibilities, which shall be administered by the Mining Board. Temporary certification may be issued by the Mining Board for persons with at least 2 years of the required work experience and shall be valid until the time of the next examination or for a maximum of 6 months, whichever is shorter.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)