(20 ILCS 1920/2.11)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 8002.11)
(b) The Department may make expenditures and carry out the
purposes of this Section for lands mined for substances other than coal;
provided, however, that those non-coal reclamation projects be accorded a high priority under subsection (a) of paragraph (1) of Section 2.03 and that annual expenditures for non-coal reclamation do not
exceed 2% of the Department's annual budget for mine land
Except for those non-coal reclamation projects relating to the protection of
the public health or safety which shall be accorded a high priority, non-coal
reclamation expenditures shall be made only after all reclamation with respect
to abandoned coal lands or coal development impacts has been accomplished.
(c) In those instances where coal mine waste piles are being reworked
for conservation purposes, the Department may make additional
expenditures to dispose of the wastes from such operations by filling voids
and sealing tunnels if the disposal of these wastes is in accordance with
the purposes of this Section.
(d) The Department shall acquire, by purchase, exchange,
gifts, condemnation or otherwise, the fee simple title or any lesser interest
in and to such land rights or other property as the Department
considers necessary to carry out the provisions of this Section. Transfers and
dispositions of such land shall be made in the same manner as prescribed by
Section 2.07 of this Act.
(e) Consistent with this Section, the Department may enter
and reclaim abandoned non-coal mined lands in the same manner as prescribed in
Section 2.04 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-1099, eff. 1-1-19