A person who applies for a certificate as a mine foreperson of surface mines shall be able to read and write the English language and shall have had at least five years' actual practical experience in surface mines. An applicant for a certificate as a foreperson of surface mines shall meet the same requirements, except that the applicant shall have had at least three years' actual practical experience in surface mines or the equivalent thereof in the judgment of the chief of the division of mineral resources management. Each applicant for examination shall pay a fee of ten dollars to the chief on the first day of the examination. Any moneys collected under this section shall be paid into the state treasury to the credit of the mining regulation fund created in section 1561.48 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001