If the operator of a surface mining operation requests the division of mineral resources management to conduct mine safety training, the chief of the division of mineral resources management shall conduct mine safety training for the employees of that operator. For persons who are not employed by a holder of a surface mining permit issued under this chapter and who seek the training, the chief may charge a fee in an amount established in rules for conducting it. The safety training shall be conducted in accordance with rules and shall emphasize the standards adopted in rules and include any other content that the chief determines is beneficial. Any fees collected under this section shall be deposited in the state treasury to the credit of the surface mining fund created in section 1514.06 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 04-06-2007 .