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Title Mining Board, State 
Website http://dnr.state.il.us/mines/mst/mining.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 administers Coal Mining Act;
conducts examinations and issues competency certificates for mine managers, hoisting engineers, and mine examiners;
resolves disputes between mine operators and miners 
Term 2 years.  
Senate Confirmation Yes 
Party Affiliation N/A 
Compensation Yearly Stipend of $15,651 
Qualifications Employing Class - 2 must have 4 years supv. experience in underground coal mine & certificate of competency as mine examiner or manager; 1 must have 4 years supv. experience in surface coal mine; Employee Class - 2 must have 4 years experience in underground coal mine & a first class certificate of competency; 1 must have 4 years experience in surface coal mine  
Composition 7 members:
6 mine officers appointed by Governor:
3 representing employers;
3 representing employees. Director, Office of Mines and Minerals 
Chair Director, Office of Mines & Minerals 
Authority 20 ILCS 5/5-155 

Member Names

Name (Last, First) Ascending Term Expires Member Since Appointed By Position County
Cross, Jerry  01/19/2015  05/01/2003  Governor  Member, Employee - underground  St. Clair 
Frederking, Frederick  01/19/2015  10/28/2011  Governor  Member, Employee - surface  Randolph 
Hafliger, Jim       Statute  Chair, Director, Office of Mines and Minerals  None 
Kirkpatrick, Timothy  01/19/2015  03/08/2010  Governor  Member, Employer - underground  Franklin 
Stewart, Don  01/19/2015  04/01/2005  Governor  Member, Category: Employee - underground  Macoupin 
Teegarden, George  01/19/2015  07/01/2003  Governor  Member, Employer - surface  Saline 
Webb, David  01/19/2015  07/01/2003  Governor  Member, Category: Employer - underground  Montgomery 

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