(20 ILCS 3435/8) (from Ch. 127, par. 133c8)
    Sec. 8. (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.)