1514.41 Inspections by the Chief.

(A) If a surface mining operation is not inspected by the mine safety and health administration in the United States department of labor, the chief of the division of mineral resources management annually shall conduct a minimum of two inspections of the operation.

(B) If a surface mining operation is identified through a safety performance evaluation as having three or more violations per day during an inspection conducted by the mine safety and health administration in the United States department of labor, the chief shall conduct a minimum of two inspections of the operation for one year following the identification. However, the chief, in consultation with a statewide organization representing the industrial minerals surface mining organization, may adopt rules, in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, establishing exceptions to the safety inspection requirement under this division.

(C) If a fatality of a miner occurs at a surface mining operation as a result of an unsafe condition or a practice at the operation, the chief shall conduct a minimum of one inspection every three months at the operation for two years following the fatality.

(D) If a life-threatening injury of a miner occurs at a surface mining operation as a result of an unsafe condition or a practice at the operation, the chief shall conduct a minimum of one inspection every three months at the operation for one year following the injury.

Cite as R.C. § 1514.41

Amended by 132nd General Assembly File No. TBD, HB 49, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2017.

Effective Date: 04-06-2007.