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one representing the miners and the other the operators. Each ap-
pointee serves until his successor is appointed and qualifies. The Board
examines applicants for the rating of first-class mine foreman and fire
boss and issues "certificates of competency" to each successful appli-
cant upon payment of the stipulated fee.
Maryland Commission on Mining Laws
Chairman: Donald E. Moran
Kenneth A. Bray, Chelsie A. Liller
The Maryland Commission on Mining Laws, created by Chapter 36,
Acts of 1950, consists of three members, one of whom represents the
mine operators, one the mine employees, and one a representative of
the minority party. The Governor designates the Chairman.
The Commission reviews the mining laws from time to time and
recommends any necessary changes. The Commission also has the
authority to make recommendations as to personnel, equipment and
mining safety.
Land Reclamation Committee
Chairman: Kenneth N. Weaver, Director
Maryland Geological Survey
Robert 0. Glotfelty, Chairman, Soil Conservation District Super-
visors of Garrett County; Wilbert Paul, Chairman, Soil Con-
servation District Supervisors of Allegany County; Ralph A.
Bitely, Wildlife Administration; Adna R. Bond, Forestry Service;
Herbert M. Sachs, Water Resources Administration; Harry
Buckley, Bureau of Mines.
Appointed members: Robert C. Harvey, 1975; Donald E. Moran,
The Land Reclamation Committee, originally established by Chap-
ter 144, Acts of 1967, had its functions expanded by Chapter 414,
Acts of 1969 and by Chapter 6, Acts of the Special Session of 1973.
The Committee consists of nine members. The Director of the Mary-
land Geological Survey serves as Chairman. The remaining members
include the Chairman of the Soil Conservation District Supervisors
of Garrett County, the Chairman of the Soil Conservation District
Supervisors of Allegany County or their representatives, two mem-
bers appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the
Senate for three-year terms to represent the mining industry, the
Director of the Bureau of Mines and three additional members of
the Department of Natural Resources appointed by the Secretary.
The Land Reclamation Committee studies, recommends, and ap-
proves procedures for reclamation, conservation, and revegetation of
areas affected by open-pit mining within the State. The Committee
also reviews all mining and reclamation plans, progress reports and
final reports. The Committee is further to establish plans and methods
of procedure as well as practical guidelines for the prompt and
adequate reclamation conservation and revegetation of all lands dis-
turbed by open-pit mining of bituminous coal within the State (Natu-
ral Resources Article, sees. 7-501, 7-2050, 7-504 to 7-505, 7-509, 7-510,
Chairman: Benjamin E. Beavin, Sr„ 1974
Vice Chairman: Edgar R. Kauffman, 1974

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