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Regulations and Publications

Abandoned Mined Land Reclamation

The Abandoned Mined Lands and Water Reclamation Act (20 ILCS 1920) provides for the reclamation of lands and waters affected by coal mining which have been abandoned, and satisfies the requirements of federal law to obtain funds for reclamation of such lands and waters. 62 Ill. Adm. Code 2501 (Abandoned Land Mines Regulations)

Land Reclamation

Mine Safety and Training

  • The Coal Mining Act (225 ILCS 705) governs the working conditions and atmospheres in the state's underground and surface mines to ensure the health and safety of thousands of workers in the mining industry.

  • Illinois Administrative Rules and Regulations.
    62 Ill. Adm. Code 100-180 (Coal Mining Act)/
    62 Ill. Adm. Code 220 (Surface Installation Health and Safety Regulations)/
    62 Ill. Adm. Code 225 (Use of Permissible explosives in Underground Coal Mines)/
    62 Ill. Adm. Code 230 (Procedures for Holding Mining Board Examinations)

Explosives and Aggregate