The chief of the division of geological survey 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.
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 chief of the division of geological survey on forms provided by the chief and containing the information specified in divisions (A) to (E) of this section for the immediately preceding calendar year. The chief of the division of mineral resources management 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.
Effective Date: 06-14-2000