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(225 ILCS 705/38.5)
Independent contractor supervisor.
On or after July 1, 2006, it shall be unlawful for an operator of an underground coal mine surface facility or a surface coal mine facility to employ an independent contractor who does not have an independent contractor supervisor certificate issued by the Mining Board to oversee and supervise the work for which the services of an independent contractor have been obtained, including, but not limited to, work in the area of construction, demolition, repair or maintenance, or major renovations of existing facilities or other heavy or extensive work planned for an extended period of time.
Each applicant for an independent contractor supervisor certificate must provide proof of at least 2 years of experience in independent contract work at surface mines or at the surface of underground mines and successfully complete an examination based on the mining laws of this State as these laws pertain to the applicant'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.
Independent contractors employed to engage in routine maintenance work within a facility, including, but not limited to, plumbing repair, roof repair, and carpentry work, are not required to possess an independent contractor supervisor certificate to engage in such routine maintenance work within a facility.
(Source: P.A. 94-1041, eff. 7-24-06.)