If the deputy mine inspector finds that any matter, thing, or practice connected with any mine and not prohibited specifically by law is dangerous or hazardous, or that from a rigid enforcement of this chapter and Chapters 1563., 1565., and 1567. and applicable provisions of Chapter 1509. of the Revised Code, the matter, thing, or practice would become dangerous and hazardous so as to tend to the bodily injury of any person, the deputy mine inspector forthwith shall give notice in writing to the owner, lessee, or agent of the mine of the particulars in which the deputy mine inspector considers the mine or any matter, thing, or practice connected therewith is dangerous or hazardous and recommend changes that the conditions require, and forthwith shall mail a copy of the report and the deputy mine inspector's recommendations to the chief of the division of mineral resources management. Upon receipt of the report and recommendations, the chief forthwith shall make a finding thereon and mail a copy to the owner, operator, lessee, or agent of the mine, and to the deputy mine inspector; a copy of the finding of the chief shall be posted upon the bulletin board of the mine. Where the miners have a mine safety committee, one additional copy shall be posted on the bulletin board for the use and possession of the committee.
The owner, operator, lessee, or agent of the mine, or the authorized representative of the workers of the mine, within ten days may appeal to the reclamation commission for a review and redetermination of the finding of the chief in the matter in accordance with section 1513.13 of the Revised Code, notwithstanding division (A)(1) of that section, which provides for appeals within thirty days. A copy of the decision of the commission shall be mailed as required by this section for the mailing of the finding by the chief on the deputy mine inspector's report.
Amended by 129th General AssemblyFile No.28, HB 153, §101.01, eff. 9/29/2011.
Effective Date: 09-05-2001 .