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Occupation:Blaster Certificate Holder
Agency:Department of Natural Resources
Phone:217.782.9976
URL:www.dnr.state.il.us
Job Description:Any person who supervises blasting operations at surface coal mining operations is required to obtain a certificate.
Statute:The Surface Coal Mining Land Conservation and Reclamation Act 225 ILCS 720/3.13(4), 62 Ill. Adm. Code 1850
Type of Regulation:Certificate
Number Regulated:Approximately 70
Age:Must be at least 21 years old.
Education/Experience:Must have not been convicted of a felony within the last five (5) years;Must have not been a patient in a mental institution within the past five (5) years;Must have proof of at least two (2) years blasting experience; and,Must provide proof of training in 22 required subject areas.
Exam:
Exam Type:Written
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Passing Criteria:70% or better
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Note:Certificate requirements and exam administration are subject to change.
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Reinstatement Fee:Five years
License Period:A six month temporary license can be obtained with a blaster certificate from another state having a federal Office of Surface Mining approved program.
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