(225 ILCS 715/13)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 4515)
Any person required by this Act to have a permit who engages in surface
mining without previously securing a permit to do so as prescribed by this
Act, is guilty of a business offense and shall be fined not less than $50
nor more than $1,000. Each day of operation without the permit required by
this Act shall be deemed a separate violation.
Authorized representatives of the Department shall by injunctive
procedures close down at once any operator found to be surface mining
without a permit or in violation of this Act. No liability whatsoever
shall accrue to the Department or its authorized representative in closing
down any operator pursuant to this Section.
(Source: P.A. 78-1295.)