(225 ILCS 610/17.1)
    Sec. 17.1. Mass animal mortality event.
    (a) The Director, at his or her discretion, may declare a mass animal mortality event. The Director shall notify the Illinois Emergency Management Agency of the declaration. The notification shall be made without delay, but no later than 24 hours following the declaration.
    (b) The Department shall create and file with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency a mass animal mortality event plan. The plan must include and describe, at a minimum, the following options of disposal:
        (1) burial, which may include methods and procedures
for above-ground burial;
        (2) rendering;
        (3) transfer to a landfill;
        (4) composting, which may be conducted on the site
where the death of the animals occurred or by transporting the bodies to a licensed landfill or to a centralized off-site location determined at the time of the mass animal mortality event;
        (5) incineration; and
        (6) any other acceptable method as determined by the
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, following the Director's declaration of a mass animal mortality event, the Department shall implement the most recent mass animal mortality event plan on file with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(Source: P.A. 102-216, eff. 1-1-22.)