1501:10-1-05 Additional requirements for the certification of mine forepersons or forepersons of gaseous mines and mine forepersons or forepersons of nongaseous mines.

(A) A person who applies for a certificate as a mine foreperson or a foreperson of gaseous mines shall meet the requirements of division (B) of section 1561.16 of the Revised Code and shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars to the chief on the first day of the examination. A person who applies for a certificate as a mine foreperson or a foreperson of nongaseous mines shall meet the requirements of division (A) of section 1561.17 of the Revised Code and shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars to the chief on the first day of the examination.

(B) Retraining of mine foreperson or foreperson. A person who has been issued a certificate as a mine foreperson or a foreperson under section 1561.16 or 1561.17 of the Revised Code and who has not worked in an underground coal mine for a period of one or more calendar years shall successfully complete a retraining course that meets the requirements of experienced miner training of 30 C.F.R. 48.6 before performing the duties of a mine foreperson or foreperson. The person shall attend all parts of the retraining course in order to successfully complete it.

(C) Recertification of mine foreperson or foreperson. A person who has been issued a certificate as a mine foreperson or a foreperson under section 1561.16 or 1561.17 of the Revised Code and who has not worked in an underground coal mine for a period of more than two calendar years shall apply for and obtain recertification from the chief pursuant to paragraph (C) of this rule before performing the duties of a mine foreperson or foreperson.

(1) Prior to applying for recertification, the person shall successfully complete a retraining course pursuant to paragraph (B) of this rule.

(2) An applicant for recertification shall be examined by the chief in accordance with section 1561.15 of the Revised Code. The applicant shall pay a fee of twenty-five dollars to the chief on the first day of the examination.

(D) Fees collected under this rule are non-refundable.

Effective: 11/17/2012
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 11/07/2017
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 1561.03 , 1561.05 , 1561.16 , 1561.17
Rule Amplifies: 1561.16 , 1561.17