(430 ILCS 55/7) (from Ch. 127 1/2, par. 1007)
    Sec. 7. Administrative panel. (a) An administrative panel, consisting of 7 members, shall be formed by the State Fire Marshal. Members shall serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed from the Fund for their reasonable expenses incurred in the performance of their duties under this Act. The State Fire Marshal or his designee shall serve as chairman of the panel for an indeterminate term of years. The chairman shall appoint 6 members to the panel who shall serve for a term of not more than 2 years. The appointed members shall consist of:
    (1) Two members who are representatives from emergency response agencies;
    (2) Three members who are representatives from industry, including but not limited to, the areas of industry such as manufacturing, transportation and bulk storage terminal facilities dealing in hazardous materials; and
    (3) One member not affiliated or associated with emergency response agencies or industry.
    (b) The panel shall meet at quarterly intervals each year. The chairman, at his discretion, may schedule additional meetings to meet the needs of the panel.
    (c) The panel shall be responsible for:
    (1) Reviewing claims made against the Fund and determining reasonable and necessary expenses to be reimbursed to an emergency response agency; and
    (2) Affirming that the emergency response agency has made a reasonable effort to recover expended costs from the involved parties.
    (d) Final decisions of the panel may be reviewed in accordance with the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-972.)