Mines and Quarries Act, 1965

Temporary appointments during vacancy in office of mine or quarry manager.

30.—(1) Where the manager of a mine or quarry dies, resigns or otherwise ceases to hold office, nothing in section 13 or 23 shall prevent the mine or quarry being worked at any time during a period not exceeding seventy-two days (or such longer period as an inspector may allow) until a successor is appointed, if at that time there is a person appointed by the owner to exercise and perform, in the event of the manager's ceasing to hold office, his powers and duties until a successor is appointed.

(2) The person appointed shall, while so acting, be treated for the purposes of this Act in all respects as if he were the manager.