(815 ILCS 370/5.1)
(from Ch. 5, par. 1705.1)
Enforcement and administration.
(a) The Department shall enforce and administer the provisions of
(b) The Department shall have access during normal business hours to all
distributor and retailer records relating to the production, blending,
refining, distributing or sale of motor fuel or petroleum. In addition,
the Department shall have access to all motor fuel or petroleum for the
purpose of examination, inspection, taking of samples and investigation of
a retailer or distributor. If access is denied by the owner or person
representing a retailer or distributor, the Department may obtain a search
warrant from a court of the appropriate jurisdiction.
(c) Samples may be collected from any person by the Department without
cost to the State. The Department may test or analyze such samples on a
complaint basis, on a random sample basis, or as may be
deemed necessary to determine compliance with the provisions of this Act.
(d) The Department may issue a stop-use order for any motor fuel or
petroleum found not to be in compliance with any provision of this Act. A
stop-use order shall be rescinded by the Director when the motor fuel or
petroleum is in compliance of this Act.
(e) The Director may cooperate with and enter into agreements with
persons in order to carry out the purpose and provisions of this Act.
(f) The Department shall notify the Department of Revenue of any
violation of Section 4.1 of the Act.
(g) Retailers or Distributors shall provide assistance to the Director
as may be necessary for enforcement of this Act.
(h) The Department is authorized to hold administrative hearings to
determine violations of the Act or rules and compliance with provisions of
this Act or rules.
(i) The Department may make such rules and regulations as may be
necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 88-582, eff. 1-1-95.)