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PUBLIC SAFETY
(430 ILCS 35/) Uniform Hazardous Substances Act of Illinois.

430 ILCS 35/1

    (430 ILCS 35/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 251)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Uniform Hazardous Substances Act of Illinois."
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/2

    (430 ILCS 35/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252)
    Sec. 2. The following words and phrases shall have the meaning ascribed to them in Sections 2-1 through 2-17.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/2-1

    (430 ILCS 35/2-1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-1)
    Sec. 2-1. "Person" means and includes any corporation, association, co-partnership or one or more individuals.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-2

    (430 ILCS 35/2-2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-2)
    Sec. 2-2. "Director" means the Director of Public Health.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-3

    (430 ILCS 35/2-3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-3)
    Sec. 2-3. "Department" means the Department of Public Health.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-4

    (430 ILCS 35/2-4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-4)
    Sec. 2-4. "Hazardous substance" means any substance or mixture of substances which is toxic, corrosive, an irritant, strong sensitizer, flammable, combustible or which generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means and which may cause substantial personal injury or illness during or as a proximate result of any customary or reasonably anticipated handling or use including reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children and also means any radioactive substance, if, with respect to such substance as used in a particular class of article or as packaged, the Director determines by regulation that the substance is sufficiently hazardous to require labeling in accordance with this Act in order to protect the public health.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

430 ILCS 35/2-5

    (430 ILCS 35/2-5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-5)
    Sec. 2-5. "Toxic" means any substance (other than a radioactive substance) which has the capacity to produce bodily injury or illness to man through ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through any body surface.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/2-6

    (430 ILCS 35/2-6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-6)
    Sec. 2-6. "Highly Toxic" means any substance which produces death within 14 days in at least half of a group of 10 or more laboratory white rats each weighing between 200 and 300 grams, when a single dose of 50 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, is orally administered or when inhaled continuously for a period of one hour or less at an atmospheric concentration of 200 parts per million by volume or less of gas or vapor or two milligrams per liter by volume or less of mist or dust, provided such concentration is likely to be encountered by man when the substance is used in any reasonably foreseeable manner, or which produces death within 14 days in at least half of a group of 10 or more rabbits tested in a dosage of 200 milligrams or less per kilogram of body weight, when administered by continuous contact with the bare skin for 24 hours or less.
    If the Director finds that available data on human experience with any substance indicate results different from those obtained on animals in the above named dosages or concentrations, the human data shall take precedence.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

430 ILCS 35/2-7

    (430 ILCS 35/2-7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-7)
    Sec. 2-7. "Corrosive" means any substance which in contact with living tissue causes destruction of tissue by chemical action; but does not refer to action on inanimate surfaces.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-8

    (430 ILCS 35/2-8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-8)
    Sec. 2-8. "Irritant" means any substance, not corrosive, which on immediate, prolonged or repeated contact with normal living tissue will induce local inflammatory reaction.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-9

    (430 ILCS 35/2-9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-9)
    Sec. 2-9. "Strong sensitizer" means any substance which will cause on normal living tissue through an allergic or photodynamic process a hypersensitivity which becomes evident on reapplication of the same substance and which is designated as such by the Director. Before designating any substance as a strong sensitizer, the Director shall find that the frequency of occurrence and severity of the reaction indicate a significant potential for causing hypersensitivity.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-10

    (430 ILCS 35/2-10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-10)
    Sec. 2-10. "Flammable" means any substance which has a flashpoint of above 20 degrees to and including 80 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester, and "extremely flammable" means any substance which has a flashpoint at or below 20 degrees Fahrenheit as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester, and "combustible" means any substance which has a flashpoint above 80 degrees Fahrenheit to and including 150 degrees, as determined by the Tagliabue Open Cup Tester; except that the flammability or combustibility of solids and of the contents of self-pressurized containers shall be determined by methods found by the Director to be generally applicable to such materials or containers, respectively, and established by regulations issued by him, which regulations shall also define the terms "flammable", "combustible", and "extremely flammable" in accord with such methods.
(Source: P.A. 81-1509.)

430 ILCS 35/2-11

    (430 ILCS 35/2-11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-11)
    Sec. 2-11. "Label" means a display of written, printed, or graphic matter upon the immediate container of any substance or, in the case of an article which is unpackaged or is not packaged in an immediate container intended or suitable for delivery to the ultimate consumer, a display of such matter directly upon the article involved or upon a tag or other suitable material affixed thereto; and a requirement made by or under authority of this Act that any word, statement or other information appear on the label shall not be considered to be complied with unless such word, statement, or other information also appears (1) on the outside container or wrapper, if any there be, unless it is easily legible through the outside container or wrapper and (2) on all accompanying literature where there are directions for use, written or otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/2-12

    (430 ILCS 35/2-12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-12)
    Sec. 2-12. "Immediate container" does not include package liners.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-13

    (430 ILCS 35/2-13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-13)
    Sec. 2-13. "Household use" means any use, or intended use of an article in or about the living area or living quarters of a house, apartment house or other place of abode.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/2-14

    (430 ILCS 35/2-14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-14)
    Sec. 2-14. "Radioactive substance" means any substance which emits ionizing radiation.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 3360.)

430 ILCS 35/2-15

    (430 ILCS 35/2-15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-15)
    Sec. 2-15. "Misbranded hazardous substance" means:
    A. A hazardous substance (including a toy, or other article intended for use by children, which is a hazardous substance, or which bears or contains a hazardous substance in such manner as to be susceptible of access by a child to whom such toy or other article is entrusted) intended, or packaged in a form suitable, for use in the household or by children, if the packaging or labelling of such substance is in violation of an applicable regulation issued pursuant to Sections 3, 4 or 5 of the Illinois Poison Prevention Packaging Act, enacted by the 77th General Assembly, or if such substance except as otherwise provided by or pursuant to the provisions of this Act, fails to bear a label,
    (1) which states conspicuously:
    (a) The name and place of business of the manufacturer, packer, distributor, or seller;
    (b) The common or usual name or the chemical name (if there be no common or usual name) of the hazardous substance or of each component which contributes substantially to its hazard, unless the Director by regulation permits or requires the use of a recognized generic name;
    (c) The signal word "DANGER" on substances which are extremely flammable, corrosive, or highly toxic;
    (d) The signal word "WARNING" or "CAUTION" on all other hazardous substances;
    (e) An affirmative statement of the principal hazard or hazards, such as "Flammable", "Combustible", "Vapor Harmful", "Causes Burns", "Absorbed through skin", or similar wording descriptive of the hazard;
    (f) Precautionary measures describing the action to be followed or avoided, except when modified by regulation of the Director pursuant to Section 11 of this Act;
    (g) Instruction, when necessary or appropriate, for first-aid treatment;
    (h) The word "Poison" for any hazardous substance which is highly toxic;
    (i) Instructions for handling and storage of packages which require special care in handling or storage; and
    (j) The statement "Keep out of the reach of children" or its practical equivalent, or, if the article is intended for use by children and is not a banned hazardous substance, adequate directions for the protection of children from the hazard, and
    (2) on which any statements required under subparagraph (1) of this paragraph are located prominently and are in the English language in conspicuous and legible type in contrast by typography, layout, or color with other printed matter on the label.
    B. The term "misbranded hazardous substance" includes a household substance as defined in Section 2.02 of the Illinois Poison Prevention Packaging Act, enacted by the 77th General Assembly, if it is a substance described in Section 2-4 of this Act and its packaging or labeling is in violation of an applicable regulation issued pursuant to Sections 3, 4 or 5 of the Illinois Poison Prevention Packaging Act, as enacted by the 77th General Assembly.
    C. A hazardous substance in a reused food, drug or cosmetic container or in a container which, though not a reused container is identifiable as a food, drug, or cosmetic container by its labeling or other identification. As used in this Section, the terms "food", "drug", and "cosmetic" shall have the same meanings as in the Illinois Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

430 ILCS 35/2-16

    (430 ILCS 35/2-16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-16)
    Sec. 2-16.
    "Banned hazardous substance" means:
    A. Any toy, or other article intended for use by children, which is a hazardous substance, or which bears or contains a hazardous substance in such manner as to be susceptible of access by a child to whom such toy or other article is entrusted; provided, that the Director, by regulation, shall exempt from this paragraph articles, such as chemical sets, which by reason of their functional purpose require the inclusion of the hazardous substance involved, or necessarily present an electrical, mechanical or thermal hazard, and which bear labeling giving adequate directions and warnings for safe use and are intended for use by children who have attained sufficient maturity, and may be reasonably expected, to read and heed such directions and warnings, and shall exempt from this paragraph, and provide for the labeling of, toy pistol paper or plastic caps the sale and use of which is permitted under Section 1 of "An Act to prohibit the sale, offering or exposing for sale of fireworks; defining fireworks and to regulate the manner of using fireworks, and to provide penalties for the violation of the provisions of the Act", approved July 1, 1941.
    B. Any hazardous substance intended, or packaged in a form suitable, for use in the household, which the Director by regulation classifies as a "banned hazardous substance" on the basis of a finding that notwithstanding such cautionary labeling as is or may be required under this Act for that substance, the degree or nature of the hazard involved in the presence or use of such substance in households is such that the objective of the protection of the public health and safety can be adequately served only by keeping such substance, when so intended or packaged, out of the channels of commerce; provided, that if the Director finds that the distribution for household use of the hazardous substance involved presents an imminent hazard to the public health, he may by order published in the official State newspaper give notice of such finding, and thereupon such substance when intended or offered for household use, or when so packaged as to be suitable for such use, shall be deemed to be a "banned hazardous substance" pending the completion of proceedings relating to the issuance of such regulation.
    C. Any glue, plastic cement or similar adhesive product, packaged in a container containing 4 ounces or less by volume, and containing a solvent which has the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes which does not include a noxious additive in such form and proportions as required by the Director. The term "noxious additive" shall mean any element or compound designated and approved by the Director for use as a safe and effective ingredient of glue, plastic cement or similar adhesive product containing a solvent having the property of releasing toxic vapors or fumes for the purpose of discouraging the intentional smelling or inhaling of the fumes of such glue, plastic cement or similar adhesive product.
    Containers of such glue, plastic cement or similar adhesive product shall have indicated on the label the fact that the glue, plastic cement or similar adhesive product contains such required additive.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

430 ILCS 35/2-17

    (430 ILCS 35/2-17) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-17)
    Sec. 2-17.
    "Intrastate commerce" means commerce within this State.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/2-18

    (430 ILCS 35/2-18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-18)
    Sec. 2-18.
    An article may be determined to present an electrical hazard if, in normal use or when subjected to reasonably foreseeable damage or abuse, its design or manufacture may cause personal injury or illness by electric shock.
(Source: P.A. 77-1865.)

430 ILCS 35/2-19

    (430 ILCS 35/2-19) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-19)
    Sec. 2-19.
    An article may be determined to present a mechanical hazard if, in normal use or when subjected to reasonably foreseeable damage or abuse, its design or manufacture presents an unreasonable risk of personal injury or illness (1) from fracture, fragmentation, or disassembly of the article, (2) from propulsion of the article (or any part or accessory thereof), (3) from points or other protrusions, surfaces, edges, openings, or closures, (4) from moving parts, (5) from lack or insufficiency of controls to reduce or stop motion, (6) as a result of self-adhering characteristics of the article, (7) because the article (or any part or accessory thereof) may be aspirated or ingested, (8) because of instability, or (9) because of any other aspect of the article's design or manufacture.
(Source: P.A. 77-1865.)

430 ILCS 35/2-20

    (430 ILCS 35/2-20) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 252-20)
    Sec. 2-20. An article may be determined to present a thermal hazard if, in normal use or when subjected to reasonably foreseeable damage or abuse, its design or manufacture presents an unreasonable risk of personal injury or illness because of heat as from heated parts, substances, or surfaces.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

430 ILCS 35/3

    (430 ILCS 35/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 253)
    Sec. 3. The Director is authorized to make and enforce reasonable rules and regulations for carrying out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/3a

    (430 ILCS 35/3a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 253a)
    Sec. 3a.
    The Director, when he deems it necessary in the administration of this Act, may require the submission of the names and amounts of any hazardous ingredients in any hazardous substance.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/3b

    (430 ILCS 35/3b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 253b)
    Sec. 3b. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act, except that in case of conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act the provisions of this Act shall control, and except that Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rule-making does not apply to the adoption of any rule required by federal law in connection with which the Department is precluded by law from exercising any discretion.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

430 ILCS 35/4

    (430 ILCS 35/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 254)
    Sec. 4.
    The Director is authorized to conduct examinations, inspections, and investigations for the purposes of this Act through officers and employees of the Department.
    For purposes of enforcement of this Act, officers or employees duly designated by the Director, upon presenting appropriate credentials and a written notice to the owner, operator, or agent in charge are authorized: to enter, at reasonable times, any factory, warehouse, or establishment in which hazardous substances are manufactured, processed, packed, or held for introduction into commerce or are held after such introduction, or to enter any vehicle being used to transport or hold such hazardous substances in commerce; to inspect, at reasonable times and within reasonable limits and in a reasonable manner, such factory, warehouse, establishment, or vehicle, and all pertinent equipment, finished and unfinished materials, and labeling therein; and to obtain samples of such materials or packages thereof, or of such labeling. A separate notice shall be given for each such inspection, but a notice shall not be required for each entry made during the period covered by the inspection. Each such inspection shall be commenced and completed with reasonable promptness.
    If the officer or employee obtains any sample, prior to leaving the premises, he shall give to the owner, operator, or agent in charge a receipt describing the samples obtained. If an analysis is made of such sample, a copy of the results of such analysis shall be furnished promptly to the owner, operator, or agent in charge.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/4a

    (430 ILCS 35/4a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 254a)
    Sec. 4a. Carriers engaged in commerce, and persons receiving hazardous substances in commerce or holding such substances so received, shall upon the request of an officer or employee duly designated by the Director permit such officer or employee, at reasonable times, to have access to and to copy all records showing movement in commerce of any hazardous substance, or the holding thereof during or after such movement, and the quantity, shipper, and consignee thereof, and it is unlawful for any such carrier or person to fail to permit access to and copying of any such records so requested when such request is accompanied by a statement in writing specifying the nature or kind of hazardous substance to which the request relates; provided, that evidence obtained under this section shall not be used in a criminal prosecution of the person from whom obtained and carriers shall not be subject to the other provisions of this Act by reason of their receipt, carriage, holding or delivery of hazardous substances in the usual course of business as carriers.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/5

    (430 ILCS 35/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 255)
    Sec. 5. A. When the Director or an authorized agent of the Director finds or has probable cause to believe that any substance is a misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance within the meaning of this Act, he or she shall affix to such article a tag or other appropriate marking giving notice that the article is or is suspected of being such a substance and has been detained or embargoed and warning all persons not to remove or dispose of such article by sale or otherwise until permission for removal or disposal is given by such agent or the court. It is unlawful for any person to remove or dispose of such detained or embargoed article by sale or otherwise without such permission.
    B. When an article detained or embargoed under subsection (A) of this Section is found by such agent to be a misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance, he or she shall petition the circuit court in whose jurisdiction the article is detained or embargoed for a libel for condemnation of such article. When such agent finds that an article so detained or embargoed is not a misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance, he or she shall remove the tag or marking.
    C. If the court finds that a detained or embargoed article is a misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance, such article shall, after entry of the judgment, be destroyed at the expense of the claimant thereof, under the supervision of such agent, and all court costs and fees and storage and other proper expenses, shall be taxed against the claimant of such article or his or her agent. However, when the misbranded hazardous substance or banned hazardous substance can be corrected by proper labeling or processing of the article, the court, after entry of the judgment and after such costs, fees and expenses have been paid and a good and sufficient bond, conditioned that such substance shall be so labeled or processed, has been executed, may by order direct that such substance be delivered to the claimant thereof for such labeling or processing under the supervision of an agent of the Director. The expense of such supervision shall be paid by the claimant. The substance shall be returned to the claimant and the bond shall be discharged on the representation to the court by the Director that the substance is no longer in violation of this Act and that the expenses of such supervision have been paid.
    D. This Section shall not apply to a hazardous substance intended for export to any foreign country if it is in a package branded in accordance with the specifications of the foreign purchaser, is labeled in accordance with the laws of the foreign country, is labeled on the outside of the shipping package to show that it is intended for export, and is so exported.
(Source: P.A. 84-1308.)

430 ILCS 35/6

    (430 ILCS 35/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 256)
    Sec. 6. If it shall appear from examination, inspection or evidence that any of the provisions of this Act and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto are being violated, the Department may cause notice of such violations to be given to such violator in writing at least 10 days prior to the date set for hearing. Such notice may be served by delivery thereof personally to such violator, or by mailing it by certified mail to such violator at his last known address. At the time and place fixed in the notice, the Department shall proceed to hearing on the charges and such violator shall be accorded ample opportunity to present in person or by counsel, such statements, testimony, evidence and argument as may be pertinent to the charges or to any defense thereto.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/7

    (430 ILCS 35/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 257)
    Sec. 7. The Department has power to subpoena and bring before it any person in this State and to take testimony, either orally or by deposition, or both, with the same fees and mileage and in the same manner as prescribed by law in judicial proceedings in civil cases in circuit courts of this State.
    The Director, Assistant Director of the Department and any authorized employee of the Department shall each have power to administer oaths to witnesses at any hearing which the Department is authorized by law to conduct.
(Source: P.A. 83-338.)

430 ILCS 35/8

    (430 ILCS 35/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 258)
    Sec. 8. The Department, at its expense, shall provide a stenographer to take down testimony and preserve a record of all proceedings at the hearing of any case under this Act. The notice of hearing, complaint and all other documents in the nature of pleadings and written motions filed in the proceedings, the transcript of testimony, the report and orders of the Department shall be the record of such proceedings. The Department shall furnish a transcript of such record to any person interested in the hearing upon payment therefor of 25 cents per 100 words for each original transcript and eight cents per 100 words for each carbon thereof ordered with the original: Provided, the charge for any part of the transcript ordered and paid for previous to the writing of the original record thereof shall be eight cents per 100 words.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/9

    (430 ILCS 35/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 259)
    Sec. 9. The Department shall make a report of its findings and recommendations. A copy of the report shall be served upon the person charged with violation, either personally or by certified mail, as provided for service of notice.
(Source: Laws 1959, p. 1529.)

430 ILCS 35/10

    (430 ILCS 35/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 260)
    Sec. 10. All final administrative decisions of the Department hereunder shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, and all amendments and modifications thereof, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 82-783.)

430 ILCS 35/11

    (430 ILCS 35/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 261)
    Sec. 11. If the Director finds that, because of the size of the package involved or because of the minor hazard presented by the substance contained therein, or for other good and sufficient reasons, full compliance with the labeling requirements otherwise applicable under this Act is impracticable or is not necessary for the adequate protection of the public health and safety, the Director shall promulgate regulations exempting such substance from these requirements to the extent he determines to be consistent with adequate protection of the public health and safety, or if the Director finds that the requirements of this Act are not adequate for the protection of the public health and safety in view of the special hazard presented by any particular hazardous substance, he may by regulation establish such reasonable variations or additional label requirements as he finds necessary for the protection of the public health and safety; and any such hazardous substance intended, or packaged in a form suitable, for use in the household or by children, which fails to bear a label in accordance with such regulations shall be a misbranded hazardous substance; and,
    Further, whenever in the judgment of the Director such action will promote the objectives of this Act by avoiding or resolving uncertainty as to its application, the Director may by regulation declare to be a hazardous substance, for the purposes of this Act, any substance or mixture of substances which he finds meets the requirements of Section 2-4.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/12

    (430 ILCS 35/12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 262)
    Sec. 12. The following acts and the causing thereof are prohibited:
    (1) The manufacture, distribution, sale, or offer for sale within this State, or the delivery for introduction or introduction into commerce, or the delivery for transportation or transportation in intrastate commerce or between points within this State through any point outside this State, or the receipt in commerce and subsequent delivery or proffered delivery for pay or otherwise, of a misbranded hazardous substance or a banned hazardous substance.
    (2) The alteration, mutilation, destruction, obliteration or removal of the whole or any part of the label of, or the doing of any other act with respect to, a hazardous substance, if such act is done while the substance is in commerce or is being held for sale and results in the substance being a misbranded hazardous substance or a banned hazardous substance.
    (3) The use by any person to his own advantage, or revealing other than to the Director or officers or employees of the Department, or officers or employees of agencies of this state or any other state, or of any federal agency when such information is required in carrying out their statutory duties, or to the courts when relevant in any judicial proceeding under this Act, or to physicians and in emergencies to pharmacists and other qualified persons for use in the preparation of antidotes, in accordance with such directions as the Director may prescribe, of any information acquired under authority of this Act concerning any product formula or any method or process which as a trade secret is entitled to protection.
    (4) The opposing or interfering in any way with the Director or his duly authorized agents in carrying out the duties imposed by this Act.
    (5) The giving of a guarantee or undertaking referred to in Section 16 which is false, except by a person who relied upon a guarantee or undertaking to the same effect signed by and containing the name and address of the person residing in the State of Illinois from whom he received the hazardous substance in good faith.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)

430 ILCS 35/13

    (430 ILCS 35/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 263)
    Sec. 13. This Act shall not apply to:
    (1) Any carrier, while lawfully engaged in transporting a hazardous substance within this State, if such carrier shall, upon request, permit the Director or his designated agent to copy all records showing the transactions in and movements of the articles;
    (2) Public Officials of this State and of the federal government engaged in the performance of their official duties;
    (3) The manufacturer or shipper of a hazardous substance for experimental use only:
        (a) By or under the supervision of an agency of this
    
State or of the federal government authorized by law to conduct research in the field of hazardous substances; or
        (b) By others if the hazardous substance is not sold
    
and if the container thereof is plainly and conspicuously marked "For experimental use only -- Not to be sold", together with the manufacturer's name and address; provided, however, that if a written permit has been obtained from the Director, hazardous substances may be sold for experimental purposes subject to such restrictions and conditions as may be set forth in the permit;
    (4) Any food, drug or cosmetic subject to the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act or to the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, or to preparations, drugs and chemicals which are dispensed by pharmacists authorized by and pursuant to the Pharmacy Practice Act; provided that this Act shall apply to any pressurized container containing a food, drug, cosmetic, chemical or other preparation.
    (5) Any economic poison subject to the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act, or to the "Illinois Pesticide Act", approved August 14, 1979, as amended, but shall apply to any article which is not itself an economic poison within the meaning of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act or the Illinois Pesticide Act, approved August 14, 1979, as amended, but which is a hazardous substance within the meaning of Section 2-4 of this Act, by reason of bearing or containing such an economic poison.
    (6) Fuel used primarily for cooking, heating or refrigeration when stored in containers and used in the heating, cooking or refrigeration system of a household.
    (7) Any article of wearing apparel, bedding, fabric, doll or toy which is subject to the provisions of the Illinois Flammable Fabrics and Toys Act, by reason of its flammable nature, but this Act shall apply to such article if it bears or contains a substance or mixture of substances which is toxic, corrosive, an irritant, strong sensitizer, or which generates pressure through decomposition, heat or other means and which may cause substantial personal injury or illness during or as a proximate result of any customary or reasonably anticipated handling or use including reasonably foreseeable ingestion by children.
    (8) Any source material, special nuclear material, or by-product material as defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended, and regulations issued pursuant thereto by the Atomic Energy Commission.
    (9) The labeling of any equipment or facilities for the use, storage, transportation, or manufacture of any hazardous material which is required to be placarded by "An Act to require labeling of equipment and facilities for the use, transportation, storage and manufacture of hazardous materials and to provide for a uniform response system to hazardous materials emergencies", approved August 26, 1976, as amended.
    The Director may exempt from the requirements established by or pursuant to this Act any hazardous substance or container of a hazardous substance with respect to which he finds adequate requirements satisfying the purposes of this Act have been established by or pursuant to and in compliance with any other federal or state law.
(Source: P.A. 95-689, eff. 10-29-07.)

430 ILCS 35/14

    (430 ILCS 35/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 264)
    Sec. 14. In addition to the remedies otherwise provided by this Act the Director is authorized to apply to the circuit court for, and such court shall have jurisdiction upon hearing and for cause shown to grant, a temporary restraining order or a preliminary or permanent injunction restraining any person from violating any provision of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 83-342.)

430 ILCS 35/15

    (430 ILCS 35/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 265)
    Sec. 15.
    It is the duty of the Department, its officers, agents, inspectors and employees to enforce the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 77-1865.)

430 ILCS 35/15a

    (430 ILCS 35/15a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 265a)
    Sec. 15a. The Director may cause to be published from time to time reports summarizing all judgments and court orders which have been rendered under this Act, including the nature of the charge, and the disposition thereof, and may cause to be disseminated information regarding hazardous substances in situations involving, in the opinion of the Director, imminent danger to health. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prohibit the Director from collecting, reporting and illustrating the results of his or her examinations and investigations under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 84-452.)

430 ILCS 35/16

    (430 ILCS 35/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 266)
    Sec. 16.
    Any person violating any of the provisions of this Act is guilty of a Class A misdemeanor; however, no person shall be subject to the penalties provided in this Section for having violated Section 12 (1) if (1) he establishes a guarantee or undertaking signed by and containing the name and address of the person residing in the State of Illinois from whom he received the hazardous substance in good faith, to the effect that the hazardous substance is not a misbranded hazardous substance or a banned hazardous substance within the meaning of, alternatively, this Act or the Federal Hazardous Substances Act, designating such Act; or (2) the hazardous substance is intended for export to any foreign country, is in a package branded in accordance with the specifications of the foreign purchaser, is labeled in accordance with the laws of the foreign country, is labeled on the outside of the shipping package to show that it is intended for export, and is so exported. The State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred, or the Attorney General shall bring such actions in the name of the people of the State of Illinois, or may, in addition to other remedies provided in this Act, bring action for an injunction as provided in the Act.
(Source: P.A. 78-255.)

430 ILCS 35/16a

    (430 ILCS 35/16a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 266a)
    Sec. 16a. Substances which are in compliance with the Federal Hazardous Substances Act and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, and which are not in conflict with this Act and the rules and regulations adopted pursuant thereto, are in compliance with this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-1579.)