(70 ILCS 405/38)
(from Ch. 5, par. 138.5)
District erosion and sediment control program.
in the State shall, within 2 years after the adoption of the State program
and guidelines by the Department, develop and adopt a soil erosion and sediment
control program and standards that are technically feasible, economically
reasonable and consistent with the State program and guidelines developed
by the Department.
To assist in developing its program and standards, each district shall
name an advisory committee of not less than 8 members who are representative
of a wide variety of interests, including but not limited to, agriculture,
business, commerce, financing, local government, housing, industry and recreation.
The district shall advise and consult with its advisory committee in the
development of its program and standards.
Upon the request of a district, the Department shall assist in the preparation
of the district's program and standards. Upon its adoption, the district
shall submit its program and standards to the Department for review and
approval. If a district fails to adopt a program and standards and to
submit them to the Department by the time specified in this Section, the
Department shall, after such hearings or consultations with the various
local interests in the district as it considers appropriate, develop an
appropriate program and standards to be carried out by the district.
To carry out its program, a district shall establish conservation standards
for various types of soils and land uses. The program shall include criteria,
guidelines, techniques and methods for the control of
erosion and sediment resulting from land disturbing activities and shall
be consistent with the State program and guidelines. Such conservation
program standards may be revised from time to time as necessary. Before adopting
or revising conservation standards, the district shall, after giving due
notice as provided for in Section 31 of this Act, conduct a public hearing
on the proposed conservation standards or proposed changes in existing standards.
The program and conservation standards shall be made available for public
inspection at the principal office of the district and shall be provided
to any person upon request.
(Source: P.A. 80-159.)