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(225 ILCS 705/) Coal Mining Act.

225 ILCS 705/Art. 33

    (225 ILCS 705/Art. 33 heading)

225 ILCS 705/33.01

    (225 ILCS 705/33.01) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3301)
    Sec. 33.01. The operator of every underground coal mine, every proposed underground coal mine and every underground mine to be reopened in the State shall make, or cause to be made, an accurate map or plan of such mine, drawn to a scale not smaller than four hundred feet to the inch. All measurements shall be in feet and decimals of a foot. On such maps shall appear the name of the State, county and township in which the mine is located, the designated mine, the name of the company or owner, the certificate of the mining engineer or surveyor as to the accuracy and date of the survey, the north point and the scale to which the drawing is made.
(Source: Laws 1957, p. 2413.)

225 ILCS 705/33.02

    (225 ILCS 705/33.02) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3302)
    Sec. 33.02. Such map or plan shall accurately show the surface boundary lines of the coal rights pertaining to each mine, and all sections or quarter-section lines or corners within the same; the lines of town lots and streets; the tracks and sidetracks of all railroads and the location of all wagon roads, rivers, streams, ponds, location and depth of holes drilled for oil, gas or water that penetrate a workable coal seam, and the elevation above the coal seam of any stream or body of water that might endanger the mine.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.03

    (225 ILCS 705/33.03) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3303)
    Sec. 33.03. For the underground workings, said maps shall show all shafts, slopes, tunnels or other openings, or proposed openings to the surface or to the workings of a contiguous mine; all excavations, entries, rooms and crosscuts; the location or proposed location of the fan and the direction of the air currents; the location of pumps, hauling engines, engine planes, abandoned works, fire wells and standing water; the outcrop line of the seam, if any, on the property; and the location of transformers and motor generator stations. The general outline of all areas in which pillars have been drawn shall be indicated on the map.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.04

    (225 ILCS 705/33.04) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3304)
    Sec. 33.04. Each underground map shall show, in feet and decimals thereof, the elevation of the floor of the coal at reasonable intervals on the main entries and cross-entries from the bottom of the shaft to the face of the workings; such elevations shall be referred to the floor of the coal at the bottom of the hoisting shaft.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.05

    (225 ILCS 705/33.05) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3305)
    Sec. 33.05. A separate and similar map, drawn to the same scale, shall be made of each and every seam, which, after July 1, 1911, shall be worked in any mine, and the maps of all such seams shall show all shafts, inclined planes or other passageways connecting the same.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.06

    (225 ILCS 705/33.06) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3306)
    Sec. 33.06. A separate map shall be made of the surface whenever the surface buildings, lines or objects are so numerous as to obscure the details of the mine workings if drawn upon the same sheet with them, and in such case the surface map shall be drawn on transparent cloth or paper so that it can be laid upon the map of underground workings and thus indicate the relation of lines and objects on the surface to the excavations of the mine.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.07

    (225 ILCS 705/33.07) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3307)
    Sec. 33.07. Each map shall show by profile drawing and measurements, in feet and decimals thereof, the rise and dip of the seam from the bottom of the shaft in either direction to the face of the workings.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.08

    (225 ILCS 705/33.08) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3308)
    Sec. 33.08. The original or true copies of all such maps shall be kept in the office at the mine, and one true copy thereof shall be furnished to the State Mine Inspector for the district in which said mine is located, and one shall be filed in the office of the recorder of the county in which the mine is located, within 30 days after the completion of the same. The maps so delivered to the State Mine Inspector and recorder shall remain in the custody of said State Mine Inspector and recorder during their respective terms of office and be delivered by them to their successors in office. They shall be kept at the office of the State Mine Inspector and of the recorder, and be open to the examination of all persons interested in the same, but such examination shall be made only in the presence of the State Mine Inspector or the recorder. Neither the State Mine Inspector nor the recorder shall permit any copies of the same to be made without the written consent of the operator or the owner of the property.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

225 ILCS 705/33.09

    (225 ILCS 705/33.09) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3309)
    Sec. 33.09. The recorder shall promptly index such map as part of the title record of the property affected. A copy of each map and extensions to the same shall be furnished by the operator to the Department and the mine rescue station superintendent for use in connection with rescue work only.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

225 ILCS 705/33.10

    (225 ILCS 705/33.10) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3310)
    Sec. 33.10. An extension of the last preceding survey of every mine in active operation shall be made once in every 12 months and the results of the survey, with the date thereof, shall be promptly and accurately entered upon the original maps and all copies of the same, so as to show all changes in plan or new work in the mine, and all extensions of the old workings which have been made since the last preceding survey. The State mine inspector, the recorder, and the rescue station superintendent shall be furnished with a copy of the extended map or of the extension to the map. When the State mine inspector has corrected his copy of the original map, he shall deliver his copy of the extensions to said map to the Department which shall thereupon file the same or a photostat thereof in the archives of the Department. The former map or photostat thereof of any mine may be destroyed upon the filing of each last submitted map or copy provided the same is a complete map of the mine.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)

225 ILCS 705/33.11

    (225 ILCS 705/33.11) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3311)
    Sec. 33.11. The State Mine Inspector or the Mining Board may order a survey to be made of the workings of any mine in addition to the regular annual survey, the results to be extended on the maps of the same and copies thereof, whenever the safety of the workers, unlawful injury to the surface, unlawful encroachment upon adjoining property, or the safety of an adjoining mine requires it.
(Source: P.A. 81-992.)

225 ILCS 705/33.12

    (225 ILCS 705/33.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3312)
    Sec. 33.12. If the State Mine Inspector or the Mining Board shall believe any map required by this Act is materially inaccurate or imperfect, the State Mine Inspector or the Mining Board is authorized to make, or cause to be made, a correct survey and map at the expense of the operator, the cost recoverable as for debt; but, if such test survey shows the operator's map to be correct, the State shall be liable for the expenses incurred by the Department.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.13

    (225 ILCS 705/33.13) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3313)
    Sec. 33.13. Whenever title to any mine is transferred the transferee shall file in the office of the recorder of the county wherein the mine is located, within 30 days of the date of transfer two complete sets of maps of the mine as described in Sections 33.02 and 33.03 of this Act. The seller and purchaser shall certify on each set of maps that they are correct and such maps shall be prima facie evidence against such seller and purchaser in any court of law, of the condition of the mine at the date of transfer. The public shall have access to one set, and one set shall be kept on file by the recorder and shall not be open to the public.
(Source: Laws 1953, p. 701.)

225 ILCS 705/33.14

    (225 ILCS 705/33.14) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 3314)
    Sec. 33.14. If an operator of any mine refuses or wilfully neglects for a period of 3 months, to furnish the State Mine Inspector, the Department, the recorder and the superintendent of the rescue stations the map or plan of such mine, or a copy thereof, or of the extensions thereto, as provided for in this Act, such operator shall be guilty of a business offense and fined not less than $500 nor more than $1,000, and, in addition thereto, the State Mine Inspector or the Mining Board is authorized to make, or cause to be made, an accurate map or plan of such mine at the expense of the operator thereof, and the cost of the same may be recovered by an action at law from the operator in the same manner as other debts by suit, in the name of the State Mine Inspector or the Department, and for his or its use, and copies of the same shall be filed by him or by the Department, one each with the recorder, the State Mine Inspector, the Department, and the mine rescue station superintendent.
(Source: P.A. 83-358.)