Arizona State Mine Inspector
|Arizona State Mine Inspector|
|Office website:||Official Link|
|2012 FY Budget:||$1,298,300|
|Term limits:||Four consecutive terms|
|Length of term:||4 years|
|Authority:||Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 27, Chapter 3, Article 1, Section 318|
|Assumed office:||January 2007|
|Next election:||November 6, 2018|
|Last election:||November 4, 2014|
|Other Arizona Executive Offices|
|Governor • Secretary of State • Attorney General • Treasurer • Superintendent of Public Instruction • Auditor • Agriculture Director • Insurance Director • Lands Commissioner • Labor Director • Corporation Commission• State Mine Inspector|
The office of mine inspector is hereby established.
Title 27, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 27-121 of the Arizona Revised Statutes establishes the qualifications of the office:
| A. The state mine inspector shall be a resident of this state at least two years before election, not under thirty years of age, and shall have been practically engaged in, and acquainted with, mines and mining in this state, and shall have had at least four years' experience in mining or experience in any industry under the jurisdiction of the state mine inspector, or both.
B. No person may be an inspector or deputy inspector while an employee, director or officer of a mining, milling or smelting company.
C. The inspector, and each deputy, shall devote full time to official duties.
- resident of Arizona for at least two years.
- at least 30 years old.
- at least four years' experience in mining and/or experience an industry under the jurisdiction of the state mine inspector.
- not an employee, director or officer of a mining, milling or smelting company.
- must work full-time for official duties.
Arizona elects the State Mine Inspector in midterm elections. For the state of Arizona, State Mine Inspector election years included: 2006, 2010, 2014, etc.
|Arizona State Mine Inspector, 2010|
|Republican||Joe Hart Incumbent||57.1%||916,046|
|Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State|
Joe Hart was first elected as Arizona State Mine Inspector in 2006.
|Arizona State Mine Inspector, 2006|
|Election Results via Arizona Secretary of State|
Arizona Term Limits, Proposition 107 (1992) created term limits for the office of State Mine Inspector. Mine Inspectors can serve four consecutive terms. After at least one full term out of office, they can be re-elected to the office.
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Some of the duties of the mine inspector include:
- The mine inspector shall inspect, at least once every three months, every active underground mine in the state employing fifty or more persons, and at least once each year, every other mine. The inspector shall inspect the operation, conditions, safety appliances, machinery, equipment, sanitation and ventilation, the means of ingress and egress, the means taken to protect the lives, health and safety of the miners, the cause of accidents and deaths occurring at the mine and the means taken to comply with provisions of this title.
- The mine inspector may enter and inspect any abandoned or inactive mine to determine whether any dangerous condition exists which may affect the health and safety of the general public.
- The inspector at any time may enter, examine and inspect any mine or part of any mine and inspect any connected plant or equipment or any part of the workings of the mine.
- The inspector may enter on such land to inspect for dangerous conditions which may present a health and safety hazard to the public. If hazards exist, the inspector may erect warning signs across or near the entrance of any mine shaft, portal, pit or other mine opening prohibiting the entry of unauthorized persons or erect other protective devices as necessary.
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- See also: Arizona state budget and finances
The budget for the State Mine Inspector's Office in Fiscal Year 2012 was $1,298,300.
Title 27, Chapter 1, Article 2, Section 27-121 D of the Arizona Revised Statutes defines the method by which the State Mine Inspector's compensation is set:
|"The inspector shall receive an annual salary pursuant to section 41-1904 and necessary traveling expenses when traveling in discharge of official duties."|
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1700 West Washington, 4th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 542-5971
Fax: (602) 542-5335
- Arizona State Mine Inspector, "About," accessed December 20, 2012
- Project Vote Smart, "Joe Hart," accessed September 26, 2012
- Arizona State Legislature, "Revised Statutes: Title 27 - Minerals, Oil and Gas," accessed July 24, 2013
- Article 19, Section 0, Version 2
- Arizona State Mine Inspector, "Mine Inspections," accessed October 2, 2014
- Arizona State Legislature, "FY 2012 Approprations Report," accessed May 27, 2013
- Arizona State Legislature, "State of Arizona Elected Officials' Salaries," accessed November 24, 2014