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PUBLIC SAFETY
(430 ILCS 40/) Illinois Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

430 ILCS 40/1

    (430 ILCS 40/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 291)
    Sec. 1.
    This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Illinois Poison Prevention Packaging Act".
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/2

    (430 ILCS 40/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 292)
    Sec. 2.
    The words and phrases used in this Act have the meanings set out in Sections 2.01 to 2.05, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/2.01

    (430 ILCS 40/2.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 292.01)
    Sec. 2.01.
    "Director" means the Director of the Department of Public Health.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/2.02

    (430 ILCS 40/2.02) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 292.02)
    Sec. 2.02.
    "Household substance" means any substance which is customarily produced or distributed for sale for consumption or use, or customarily stored, by individuals in or about the household which is:
    (1) a hazardous substance as that term is defined in Section 2-4 of the Uniform Hazardous Substances Act;
    (2) an economic poison as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Economic Poison Law;
    (3) a food, drug, or cosmetic as those terms are defined in Section 2 of the Illinois Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act; or
    (4) a substance intended for use as fuel when stored in a portable container and used in the heating, cooking or refrigeration system of a house.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/2.03

    (430 ILCS 40/2.03) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 292.03)
    Sec. 2.03.
    "Package" means the immediate container or wrapping in which any household substance is contained for consumption, use, or storage by individuals in or about the household, and, for purposes of Section 4 (a) (2) of this Act, also means any outer container or wrapping used in the retail display of any such substance to consumers. Such term does not include:
    (A) any shipping container or wrapping used solely for the transportation of any household substance in bulk or in quantity to manufacturers, packers, or processors, or to wholesale or retail distributors thereof, or
    (B) any shipping container or outer wrapping used by retailers to ship or deliver any household substance to consumers unless it is the only such container or wrapping.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/2.04

    (430 ILCS 40/2.04) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 292.04)
    Sec. 2.04.
    "Special packaging" means packaging that is designed or constructed to be significantly difficult for children under 5 years of age to open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount of the substance contained therein within a reasonable time and not difficult for normal adults to use properly, but does not mean packaging which all such children cannot open or obtain a toxic or harmful amount within a reasonable time.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/2.05

    (430 ILCS 40/2.05) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 292.05)
    Sec. 2.05.
    "Labeling" means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter upon any household substance or its package, or accompanying such substance.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/3

    (430 ILCS 40/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 293)
    Sec. 3.
    (a) The Director may establish in accordance with the provisions of this Act, by regulation, standards for the special packaging of any household substance if he finds that:
    (1) the degree or nature of the hazard to children in the availability of such substance, by reason of its packaging is such that special packaging is required to protect children from serious personal injury or serious illness resulting from handling, using or ingesting such substance; and
    (2) the special packaging to be required by such standard is technically feasible, practicable, and appropriate for such substance.
    (b) In establishing a standard under this Section, the Director shall consider:
    (1) the reasonableness of such standard;
    (2) available scientific, medical, and engineering data concerning special packaging and concerning childhood accidental ingestions, illness, and injury caused by household substances;
    (3) the manufacturing practices of industries affected by this Act; and
    (4) the nature and use of the household substance.
    (c) In carrying out this Act, the Director shall publish his findings, his reasons therefor, and citation of the Sections of statutes which authorize his action.
    (d) Nothing in this Act authorizes the Director to prescribe specific packaging designs, product content, package quantity, or, with the exception of authority granted in Section 4 (a) (2) of this Act, labeling. In the case of a household substance for which special packaging is required pursuant to a regulation under this Section, the Director may in such regulation prohibit the packaging of such substance in packages which he determines are unnecessarily attractive to children.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/4

    (430 ILCS 40/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 294)
    Sec. 4.
    (a) For the purpose of making any household substance which is subject to a standard established under Section 3 readily available to elderly or handicapped persons unable to use such substance when packaged in compliance with such standard, the manufacturer or packer, as the case may be, may package any household substance, subject to such a standard, in packaging of a single size which does not comply with such standard if:
    (1) the manufacturer or packer also supplies such substance in packages which comply with such standard; and
    (2) the packages of such substance which do not meet such standard bear conspicuous labeling stating: "This package for households without young children"; except that the Director may by regulation prescribe a substitute statement to the same effect for packaging too small to accommodate such labeling.
    (b) In the case of a household substance which is subject to such a standard and which is dispensed pursuant to an order of a physician, dentist, or other licensed medical practitioner authorized to prescribe, such substance may be dispensed in noncomplying packages only when directed in such order or when requested by the purchaser.
    (c) In the case of a household substance subject to such a standard which is packaged under subsection (a) in a noncomplying package, if the Director determines that such substance is not also being supplied by a manufacturer or packer in popular size packages which comply with such standard, he may, after giving the manufacturer or packer an opportunity to comply with the purposes of this Act, by order require such substance to be packaged by such manufacturer or packer exclusively in special packaging complying with such standard if he finds, after opportunity for hearing, that such exclusive use of special packaging is necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/5

    (430 ILCS 40/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 295)
    Sec. 5.
    (a) All special packaging of household substances standards regulations now or hereafter adopted under authority of the federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970 are the special packaging of household substances standards regulations in this State. However, when in his judgment such action will promote the aims of this Act, the Director may promulgate regulations establishing special packaging of household substances standards, even though the regulation is contrary to the Federal regulation.
    (b) Hearings authorized or required by this Act shall be conducted by the Director or an officer, agent or employee designated by him.
    (c) The authority to promulgate regulations for the efficient enforcement of this Act is vested in the Director. The Director is authorized to make the regulations promulgated under this Act conform, in so far as practicable, with those promulgated under the Federal Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970.
    (d) A Federal regulation automatically adopted pursuant to this Act takes effect in this State on the date it becomes effective as a Federal regulation. No publication or hearing is required. The Director shall publish all other proposed regulations in the official State newspaper. A person who may be adversely affected by a regulation may, within 30 days after publication of any other regulation, file with the Director, in writing, objections and a request for a hearing. The timely filing of substantial objections to a Federal regulation automatically adopted stays the effect of the regulation.
    If no substantial objections are received and no hearing is requested within 30 days after publication of a proposed regulation it shall take effect on a date set by the Director. The effective date shall be at least 60 days after the time for filing objections has expired.
    If timely substantial objections are made to a Federal regulation within 30 days after it is automatically adopted or to a proposed regulation within 30 days after it is published, the Director, after notice, shall conduct a public hearing to receive evidence on the issues raised by the objections. Any interested person or his representative may be heard. The Director shall act upon objections by order and shall mail the order to objectors by certified mail as soon after the hearing as practicable. The order shall be based on substantial evidence in the record of the hearing. If the order concerns a Federal regulation it may reinstate, rescind or modify it. If the order concerns a proposed regulation it may withdraw it or set an effective date for the regulation as published or as modified by the order. The effective date shall be at least 60 days after publication of the order.
(Source: P.A. 77-2158.)

430 ILCS 40/6

    (430 ILCS 40/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 296)
    Sec. 6. (a) For the purpose of assisting in carrying out the purposes of this Act, the Director may appoint a technical advisory committee, designating a member thereof to be a chairman, composed of not more than 18 members who are representative of (1) the Department of Public Health, (2) the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, (3) manufacturers of household substances subject to this Act, (4) scientists with expertise related to this Act and licensed practitioners in the medical field, (5) consumers, and (6) manufacturers of packages and closures for household substances. The Director may consult with the technical advisory committee in making findings and in establishing standards pursuant to this Act.
    (b) Members of the technical advisory committee who are not regular full-time employees of the State of Illinois shall, while attending meetings of such committee, be entitled to receive compensation at a rate fixed by the Director, but not exceeding $100 per diem, including travel time, and while so serving away from their homes or regular places of business, they may be allowed travel expenses.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

430 ILCS 40/7

    (430 ILCS 40/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 297)
    Sec. 7. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Director 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.)