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(520 ILCS 10/7)
(from Ch. 8, par. 337)
Any species or subspecies of animal or plant designated as
endangered or threatened by the Secretary of the Interior of the United
States pursuant to the Endangered Species Act of 1973, P.L. 93-205, as
amended, shall be automatically listed as an endangered or threatened
species under this Act and thereby placed on the Illinois List by the Board
without notice or public hearing. The Board may list, as endangered
or threatened, species of
animals or plants which have reproduced in or otherwise significantly used,
as in migration or overwintering, the area which is now the State of
Illinois, if there is scientific evidence that the species qualify as
endangered or threatened as these terms are defined in this Act.
The Board may delist any non-federally-listed species
for which it finds satisfactory scientific evidence that
its wild or natural
populations are no longer endangered or threatened. Listing,
delisting or change of listing status shall be made only after a public hearing.
Notice of such hearing shall be published at least 7 days before the
hearing in a newspaper of general circulation throughout the state and
shall be mailed to any person who has, in writing
requested such notice
from the agency holding the hearing. All
persons heard or represented at a hearing and all persons who
requested from the responsible agency notice of such hearing, shall be
given a written summary of any action
taken by the Board or Department relative to the hearing subject.
Upon listing or delisting or change of listing
status by the Board, the Director shall file a certified copy of the names
of the species so
listed, delisted or changed with the Secretary of State
as provided in "The Illinois Administrative
Procedure Act", approved September 22, 1975, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 84-1065.)