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225 ILCS 705/2.12

    (225 ILCS 705/2.12) (from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 312)
    Sec. 2.12. The Mining Board shall have power to promulgate rules and regulations in connection with methods of coal mining affecting the health and safety of persons employed in the coal mines. The rules and regulations shall be promulgated in accordance with the following procedure and standards:
    Prior to the adoption, amendment, or repeal of any rule, the Director shall:
    (a) give at least 30 days notice of his intended action. The notice shall include a statement of the terms or substance of the intended action or of a description of the subjects and issues involved, and the time and the place for interested persons to present their views thereon. The notice shall be mailed to all persons who have made timely request of the Director for advance notice of his rule-making proceedings and shall be published in the official State newspaper;
    (b) afford all interested persons reasonable opportunity to submit data, views, or arguments, orally or in writing, provided that the right to cross examine any witnesses is given to any interested parties, if such right is requested. The Director shall consider fully all written and oral submissions respecting the proposed rule. No rule may be adopted unless substantial evidence in support of such rule is presented at such hearing. Upon adoption of a rule the Director, if requested to do so by an interested person either prior to adoption or within 30 days thereafter, shall issue a concise statement of the principal reasons for or against its adoption, incorporating therein his reasons for overruling the considerations urged against its adoption. No rule is valid unless adopted in substantial compliance with this Section.
    (c) The Director shall file in the office of the Secretary of State a certified copy of each rule adopted by him. The Secretary of State shall keep a permanent register of the rules open to public inspection.
    (d) Each rule hereafter adopted is effective 30 days after filing, except that, if a later date is specified in the rule, the later date is the effective date. Any rule adopted hereunder shall not be retroactive. Any operator shall have the right to proceed with operations under this Act until the rules are adopted and no rules shall be made applicable to any operations prior to the effective date thereof.
    These rules and regulations shall be enforced by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 79-460.)