Section 16-60-260

Establishment; location; purpose.

There is hereby created and established the Alabama Mining Academy which shall be located at Walker State Technical College in Walker County, Alabama. The Alabama Mining Academy shall be maintained as an agency of Walker State Technical College. The academy shall be the agency that assists in the mine safety and health training of Alabama miners. The purpose and function of this academy shall be to cooperate with and provide assistance to the mining industry of the state in developing effective mine health and safety programs and to improve and expand research and development and training programs aimed at developing a safer, more productive coal industry for the State of Alabama.

(Acts 1985, No. 85-760, p. 1269, §1.)