(30 ILCS 605/7.2)
(from Ch. 127, par. 133b10.2)
The Administrator, subject to the following conditions, shall
have the authority to grant easements to public utilities.
For purposes of this Act "public utility" means and includes every corporation,
company, association, joint stock company or association, firm, partnership,
individual, or other organization, their levees, trustees, or receiver appointed
by any court whatsoever that owns, controls, operates, or manages, within
this State, directly or indirectly, for public use, any plant, equipment,
or property used or to be used for or in connection with, or owns or controls
any franchise, license, permit, or right to engage in:
a. the transportation of persons or property;
b. the transmission of telegraph or telephone messages between points
within this State;
c. the production, storage, transmission, role, delivery, or furnishing
of heat, cold, light, power, electricity, or water;
d. the disposal of sewerage; or
e. the conveyance of oil or gas by pipe line.
A. Whenever any public utility makes an application for a grant of an easement in,
over, or upon real property of the State
for purposes of locating and maintaining such utility, the Administrator,
with the consent of the agency having jurisdiction over the real property,
may grant such easement. The Administrator shall determine whether or not
such is adverse to the interests of the State of Illinois and shall impose
such limitations on the grant as may be deemed necessary to protect the
interests of the State of Illinois. Such grant may be made with or without
B. The instrument granting the easement shall provide for termination upon:
1. A failure to comply with any term or condition of the grant; or
2. A nonuse of the easement for a consecutive 2 year period for the purpose
3. An abandonment of the easement.
Written notice of such termination shall be given to the grantee effective
on the date of such notice.
C. The authority granted by this Section shall be in addition to, and
shall not affect or be subject to any law regarding granting of easements
on State lands.
(Source: P.A. 82-1047.)