(20 ILCS 896/25)
After finalizing the wind energy siting matrix required under Section 15, the Department may, in accordance with rules adopted by the Department pursuant to Section 5-40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and with the written approval of the Governor, grant in the name of the State of Illinois permits and site leases with respect to public trust lands of Lake Michigan for the assessment of sites for offshore wind energy development.
(Source: P.A. 98-447, eff. 8-16-13.)