(20 ILCS 3435/8)
(from Ch. 127, par. 133c8)
(a) The Illinois State Museum shall be exempt from the permit
requirements established by this Act for lands under its direct management
but shall register that exploration with the Historic Preservation Agency;
such registration shall include the information required under subsection
(c) of Section 6.
(b) Any agency or department of the State of Illinois which has on
its staff a professional archaeologist or paleontologist who meets the
minimum qualifications established in Section 9 and which has in effect a
memorandum of agreement with the Historic Preservation Agency for the
protection, preservation and management of archaeological and
paleontological resources shall be exempt from the permit requirements
established by this Act.
(c) Activities reviewed by the Historic Preservation Agency pursuant
to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470f)
shall be exempt from these permitting requirements.
(d) Where a local government's activities are funded in whole or in part
by a State agency and the funded activities are supervised or controlled by
the State agency, the local government shall be exempt from the permit
requirements established by this Act to the same extent that the State
agency is exempt. The State agency shall be responsible for undertaking or
causing to be undertaken any steps necessary to comply with this Act for
those local government actions so exempted.
(Source: P.A. 86-459; 86-707.)