The operator of each underground mine shall, in opening a new mine, cause a map of such mine to be made at such time as the second opening required by section 1563.14 of the Revised Code is completed in such mine. Such map shall be made on a scale not less than two hundred feet per inch and shall show:
(A) The boundary lines and the names of the owners of the surface of each tract under which excavation is made, and for not less than five hundred feet contiguous thereto, and under which excavations are likely to be made during the ensuing year, together with all streams and bodies of standing water;
(B) The township and county lines coming within the limits of such map, with the name of each plainly marked close to and parallel with such lines;
(C) The title, the name or number of the mine or both, and the township and county in which it is located;
(D) The section lines, with the number of each, marked plainly within the sections;
(E) The location of the mine openings, railroad tracks, public highways, oil and gas wells, magazines, and buildings, plainly marked with name of each;
(F) The location of all underground semi-permanent and permanent transformers and substations;
(G) The location and extent of the excavations and connection with the surface survey;
(H) The direction of the air current, or air currents, by arrows;
(I) The location and extent, so far as known or obtainable, of the excavation of any other mine within the limits of the map;
(J) The boundary lines of the tracts of coal owned or leased within the limits of the map;
(K) The elevation of the floor of the excavation, above mean tide at Sandy Hook, at or near the boundary line of the coal owned or leased where the coal is adjacent to coal owned by a person, firm, or corporation, other than the owner or lessee of such mine, and where the excavations of such mine cease or may be approached by another mine, at points not exceeding three hundred feet apart, and referenced to some permanent monument near the main opening of such mine, and shown on the map and plainly marked bench mark, with the elevation of same.
Such map requirements, insofar as they are applicable, apply to all stripping mines.
No operator of an underground mine shall refuse or neglect to comply with this section.
Cite as R.C. § 1563.03
History. Effective Date: 10-29-1995