A deputy mine inspector who makes a finding concerning a violation of this chapter or Chapter 1563., 1565., or 1567. or section 1509.09, 1509.12, 1509.13, 1509.14, 1509.15, 1509.17, or 1509.18 of the Revised Code that involves mining safety shall notify the owner, operator, lessee, agent, and representative of the miners of the mine involved of the finding. The owner, operator, lessee, or agent of the mine involved may request a review of the inspector's finding by the chief of the division of mineral resources management. Upon receipt of such a request, the chief shall review the inspector's finding, make a written determination regarding it, and provide a copy of the written determination to the owner, operator, lessee, or agent of the mine involved. The chief shall provide a copy of the written determination to any other interested party upon request.
A person, such as an owner, operator, lessee, or agent of the mine or the authorized representative of the miners of the mine, who has an interest that is or may be adversely affected by the chief's determination may appeal the determination, not later than ten days after receiving notice of the determination, to the reclamation commission by filing a copy of the chief's written determination with the commission, notwithstanding division (A)(1) of section 1513.13 of the Revised Code, which provides for appeals within thirty days. The commission shall hear the appeal in accordance with section 1513.13 of the Revised Code.
Effective Date: 03-14-2003