The director of natural resources or the director's designee shall prepare and publish for public distribution annual reports that shall include all of the following:
(A) A list of the operators of mines, quarries, pits, or other mineral resource extraction operations in this state;
(B) Information on the location of and commodity extracted at each operation;
(C) Information on the employment at each operation;
(D) Information on the tonnage of coal or other minerals extracted at each operation along with the method of extraction;
(E) Information on the production, use, distribution, value, and other facts relative to the mineral resources of the state that may be of public interest.
The director or the director's designee may require the division of mineral resources management to perform the duties required by this section.
Each operator engaged in the extraction of minerals shall submit an accurate and complete annual report, on or before the last day of January each year, to the director or the director's designee on forms provided by the director or the director's designee and containing the information specified in divisions (A) to (E) of this section for the immediately preceding calendar year. The director or the director's designee may use all or portions of the information collected pursuant to this section in preparing the annual report required by section 1561.04 of the Revised Code.
No person shall fail to comply with this section.
Amended by 131st General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 64, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2015.
Effective Date: 06-14-2000 .