(415 ILCS 65/2)
(from Ch. 5, par. 852)
For purposes of this Act:
"Application" means the spreading of lawn care products
on a lawn.
"Applicator for hire" means any person who makes an application of lawn
care products to a lawn or lawns for compensation, including applications made
by an employee to lawns owned, occupied or managed by his employer and
includes those licensed by the Department as licensed commercial
applicators, commercial not-for-hire applicators, licensed public
applicators, certified applicators and licensed operators and those
otherwise subject to the licensure provisions of the Illinois Pesticide
Act, as now or hereafter amended.
"Buffer" means an area adjacent to a body of water that is left untreated with any fertilizer.
"Day care center" means any facility that qualifies as a "day care center" under the Child Care Act of 1969.
"Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture.
"Department of Public Health" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
"Facility" means a building or structure and appurtenances thereto used
by an applicator for hire for storage and handling of pesticides or the
storage or maintenance of pesticide application equipment or vehicles.
"Fertilizer" means any substance containing nitrogen, phosphorus or
potassium or other recognized plant nutrient or compound, which is used for
its plant nutrient content.
"Golf course" means an area designated for the play or practice of the
game of golf, including surrounding grounds, trees, ornamental beds and the like.
"Golf course superintendent" means any person entrusted with and employed
for the care and maintenance of a golf course.
"Impervious surface" means any structure, surface, or improvement that reduces or prevents absorption of stormwater into land, and includes pavement, porous paving, paver blocks, gravel, crushed stone, decks, patios, elevated structures, and other similar structures, surfaces, or improvements.
"Lawn" means land area covered with turf kept closely mown or land area
covered with turf and trees or shrubs. The term does not include (1) land
area used for research for agricultural production or for the commercial
production of turf, (2) land area situated within a public or private
right-of-way, or (3) land area which is devoted to the production of any
agricultural commodity, including, but not limited to plants and plant
parts, livestock and poultry and livestock or poultry products,
seeds, sod, shrubs and other products of agricultural origin raised for
sale or for human or livestock consumption.
"Lawn care products" means fertilizers or pesticides applied or
intended for application to lawns.
"Lawn repair products" means seeds, including seeding soils, that contain or are coated with or encased in fertilizer material.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, association, corporation or
State governmental agency, school district, unit of local government and
any agency thereof.
"Pesticide" means any substance or mixture of substances defined as a
pesticide under the Illinois Pesticide Act, as now or hereafter amended.
"Plant protectants" means any substance or material used to protect
plants from infestation of insects, fungi, weeds and rodents, or any other
substance that would benefit the overall health of plants.
"Soil test" means a chemical and mechanical analysis of soil nutrient values and pH level as it relates to the soil and development of a lawn.
"Spreader" means any commercially available fertilizing device used to evenly distribute fertilizer material.
"Turf" means the upper stratum of soils bound by grass and plant roots into a thick mat.
"0% phosphate fertilizer" means a fertilizer that contains no more than 0.67% available phosphoric acid (P
(Source: P.A. 96-424, eff. 8-13-09; 96-1005, eff. 7-6-10.)