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Title Miners' Examining Board 
Website http://dnr.state.il.us/mines/mst/coalcertification.htm 
Contact Name Neda Banach  
Contact Title Administrative Liaison for Mines and Minerals, Department of Natural Resources 
Contact Phone 618 439-9111 
Contact Email  
Function The Board holds monthly examinations to determine competency and qualification of applicants for certification as miners in Illinois. 
Term 2 years and until successor is appointed and qualified, beginning 3rd Monday of January 
Senate Confirmation No 
Compensation Chair & Members, $12,906 plus expenses (requires a Surety Bond) 
Qualifications No officers or employees of any government or municipal corporation. Must have 5 years’ continuous experience as coal miner, working in IL at least 1 year preceding appointment. 
Composition 4 members: 4 miners’ examining officers appointed by Governor  
Authority 225 ILCS 705/8.02 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County
Black, Gary  01/19/2011  03/01/2007  Governor  Member  Montgomery 
Huff, Michael  01/15/2011  03/01/2003  Governor  Member  White 
Martin, Michael  01/19/2015  02/14/2013  Governor  Member  Montgomery 
Schorfheide, Richard A.  01/15/2011  02/01/2006  Governor  Member  Washington 

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