TITLE 62: MINING
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PART 240 THE ILLINOIS OIL AND GAS ACT
SECTION 240.830 POWER LINES
Section 240.830 Power Lines
a) All power lines installed after November 8, 1993 shall be buried at least thirty-six (36) inches below the ground surface or elevated on power poles at a height sufficient for farm machinery to pass underneath not to exceed eighteen (18) feet above the ground surface. The permittee, however, may install power lines to a greater height than eighteen (18) feet above the ground surface.
b) The Department shall have the authority to take enforcement action (pursuant to Sections 240.140 through 240.170 of this Part) requiring powerlines existing on November 8, 1993 to be elevated to a minimum of fourteen (14) feet or buried in accordance with subsection (a) above, if the Department finds, based on field observation, that the powerlines constitute a hazard to public safety.
(Source: Amended at 19 Ill. Reg. 10981, effective July 14, 1995)