(415 ILCS 5/39.12)
    Sec. 39.12. Permits by rule.
    (a) Except as otherwise prohibited by federal law or regulation, the Board may adopt rules providing for permits by rule for classes of facilities or equipment, provided that the permits by rule are consistent with federal and State laws and regulations. Proposals for permits by rule authorized under this Section may be filed by any person in accordance with Title VII of this Act.
    (b) Board rules adopted under this Section shall include, but not be limited to, standards as may be necessary to accomplish the intent of this Act and rules adopted under this Act and the terms and conditions for obtaining a permit by rule under this Section, which shall include, but not be limited to, the following as prerequisites to obtaining a permit by rule: (i) the submittal of a notice of intent to be subject to the permit by rule and (ii) the payment of applicable permitting fees.
    (c) Within one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, the Agency shall, in consultation with the regulated community, identify types of permits for which permits by rule would be appropriate and consistent with State and federal law and regulations. The types of permits may include, but shall not be limited to, permits for open burning, certain package boilers and heaters using only natural gas or refinery gas, and certain internal combustion engines.
    (d) Persons obtaining a permit by rule shall be subject to the same permitting fees that apply to persons obtaining individual permits.
    (e) No person that has obtained a permit by rule shall violate this Act, rules adopted under this Act, or the terms and conditions of the permit by rule.
(Source: P.A. 97-95, eff. 7-12-11.)