1514.41 Annual inspections absent federal inspection.

(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 conducted under section 1514.45 of the Revised Code and rules as having lost-time accidents in an amount greater than the national average, the chief shall conduct a minimum of two inspections of the operation for one year following the identification.

(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.

Effective Date: 04-06-2007