(30 ILCS 730/5)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 8205)
The Department shall have the following powers and duties:
(a) To solicit, accept and approve or disapprove applications for
financial support of coal research projects and coal demonstration and
(b) To enter into contracts with business, industrial, university,
governmental or other qualified individuals or organizations to carry out
programs to increase public awareness and education concerning Illinois
coal, to implement coal research and coal demonstration and commercialization
projects, and to carry out programs designed to preserve and enhance markets
for Illinois coal.
(c) To make a reasonable attempt, before initiating any projects under
this Act, to avoid duplication of support for previous or ongoing activities,
or projects that would be more appropriately funded under the Illinois Coal
and Energy Development Bond Act.
(d) To seek, accept and expend gifts or grants in any form, from any
public agency or any other source, for the purposes of this Act.
(e) To adopt, amend and repeal rules, regulations and guidelines to
implement and administer this Act.
(Source: P.A. 89-499, eff. 6-28-96.)