(765 ILCS 122/12)
Registry; substitute notice.
(a) The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency shall establish and maintain a registry that contains all environmental covenants and any amendment or termination of those covenants. The registry may also contain any other information concerning environmental covenants and the real property subject to them which the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency considers appropriate. The registry is a public record for purposes of the Freedom of Information Act.
(b) After an environmental covenant or an amendment or termination of a covenant is filed in the registry established pursuant to subsection (a), a notice of the covenant, amendment, or termination that complies with this Section may be recorded in the land records in lieu of recording the entire covenant. Any such notice must contain:
(1) A legally sufficient description and any
available street address of the real property subject to the covenant.
(2) The name and address of the owner of the fee
simple interest in the real property, the agency, and the holder if other than the agency.
(3) A statement that the covenant, amendment, or
termination is available in a registry at the Environmental Protection Agency at its office in Springfield, which discloses the method of any electronic access.
(4) A statement that the notice is notification of an
environmental covenant executed pursuant to this Act.
(c) A statement in substantially the following form, executed with the same formalities as a deed in this State, satisfies the requirements of subsection (b):
(1) This notice is filed in the land records of
(insert name of county in which the real property is located) pursuant to Section 12 of the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act.
(2) This notice and the covenant, amendment or
termination to which it refers may impose significant obligations with respect to the property described below.
(3) A legal description of the property is attached
as Exhibit A to this notice. The address of the property that is subject to the environmental covenant is (insert address of property).
(4) The name and address of the owner of the fee
simple interest in the real property on the date of this notice is (insert name of current owner of the property and the owner's current address as shown on the tax records of the jurisdiction in which the property is located).
(5) The environmental covenant, amendment or
termination was signed by (insert name and address of the agency).
(6) The environmental covenant, amendment, or
termination was filed in the registry on (insert date of filing).
(7) The full text of the covenant, amendment, or
termination and any other information required by the agency is on file and available for inspection and copying in the registry maintained for that purpose by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency at (insert address and room of buildings in which the registry is maintained). The covenant, amendment or termination may be found electronically at (insert web address for covenant).
(Source: P.A. 95-845, eff. 1-1-09.)