(415 ILCS 5/31.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1031.1)
    Sec. 31.1. Administrative citation.
    (a) The prohibitions specified in subsections (o) and (p) of Section 21 and subsection (k) of Section 55 of this Act shall be enforceable either by administrative citation under this Section or as otherwise provided by this Act. Violations of Section 22.51 and 22.51a of this Act shall be enforceable either by administrative citation under this Section or as otherwise provided by this Act.
    (b) Whenever Agency personnel or personnel of a unit of local government to which the Agency has delegated its functions pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act, on the basis of direct observation, determine that any person has violated any provision of subsection (o) or (p) of Section 21, Section 22.51, Section 22.51a, or subsection (k) of Section 55 of this Act, the Agency or such unit of local government may issue and serve an administrative citation upon such person within not more than 60 days after the date of the observed violation. Each such citation issued shall be served upon the person named therein or such person's authorized agent for service of process, and shall include the following information:
        (1) a statement specifying the provisions of
    
subsection (o) or (p) of Section 21, Section 22.51, Section 22.51a, or subsection (k) of Section 55 of which the person was observed to be in violation;
        (2) a copy of the inspection report in which the
    
Agency or local government recorded the violation, which report shall include the date and time of inspection, and weather conditions prevailing during the inspection;
        (3) the penalty imposed by subdivision (b)(4) or
    
(b)(4-5) of Section 42 for such violation;
        (4) instructions for contesting the administrative
    
citation findings pursuant to this Section, including notification that the person has 35 days within which to file a petition for review before the Board to contest the administrative citation; and
        (5) an affidavit by the personnel observing the
    
violation, attesting to their material actions and observations.
    (c) The Agency or unit of local government shall file a copy of each administrative citation served under subsection (b) of this Section with the Board no later than 10 days after the date of service.
    (d) (1) If the person named in the administrative citation fails to petition the Board for review within 35 days from the date of service, the Board shall adopt a final order, which shall include the administrative citation and findings of violation as alleged in the citation, and shall impose the penalty specified in subdivision (b)(4) or (b)(4-5) of Section 42.
    (2) If a petition for review is filed before the Board to contest an administrative citation issued under subsection (b) of this Section, the Agency or unit of local government shall appear as a complainant at a hearing before the Board to be conducted pursuant to Section 32 of this Act at a time not less than 21 days after notice of such hearing has been sent by the Board to the Agency or unit of local government and the person named in the citation. In such hearings, the burden of proof shall be on the Agency or unit of local government. If, based on the record, the Board finds that the alleged violation occurred, it shall adopt a final order which shall include the administrative citation and findings of violation as alleged in the citation, and shall impose the penalty specified in subdivision (b)(4) or (b)(4-5) of Section 42. However, if the Board finds that the person appealing the citation has shown that the violation resulted from uncontrollable circumstances, the Board shall adopt a final order which makes no finding of violation and which imposes no penalty.
    (e) Sections 10-25 through 10-60 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall not apply to any administrative citation issued under subsection (b) of this Section.
    (f) The other provisions of this Section shall not apply to a sanitary landfill operated by a unit of local government solely for the purpose of disposing of water and sewage treatment plant sludges, including necessary stabilizing materials.
    (g) All final orders issued and entered by the Board pursuant to this Section shall be enforceable by injunction, mandamus or other appropriate remedy, in accordance with Section 42 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-737, eff. 8-25-09; 96-1416, eff. 7-30-10.)