(410 ILCS 635/5)
(from Ch. 56 1/2, par. 2205)
After the effective date of this Act, it shall be unlawful for
any person to establish, maintain, conduct, or operate a dairy farm,
milk plant, receiving station, or transfer station processing milk or milk
products, to establish and operate a cleaning and sanitizing facility or milk
tank truck, to haul or sample milk, or to act as a certified
sealer within this State, or to bring into and
out-of-state milk and milk products without first obtaining a permit
therefor from the Department.
The Department may prescribe and conduct examinations, a portion of which
may be written, to test the knowledge of milk hauler-samplers and certified
pasteurizer sealers as a condition for
Permits issued by the Department for certified pasteurizer sealers,
cleaning and sanitizing facilities, milk plants, and receiving or
transfer stations shall expire on December 31 of each year.
Permits issued to milk hauler-samplers shall expire on
March 31 of each year. Permits issued for milk tank trucks
remain valid indefinitely unless revoked by the Department for noncompliance
with the rules promulgated under this Act or the milk tank truck is
transferred or removed from service.
Permits issued for dairy farms shall have no expiration date and shall
remain valid indefinitely unless revoked by the Department for
noncompliance with the rules promulgated under this Act
or discontinuation of the dairy farm operation for which a
permit was issued.
Applications for original permits or renewals shall be made on forms
by the Department. Each application shall contain: (1) the name and address
of the applicant or names and addresses of the partners if the applicant
is a partnership, or the names and addresses of the officers if the applicant
is a corporation, or the names and addresses of all persons having a financial
therein if the applicant is a group of individuals, association or trust;
and (2) the location of the plant, station, cleaning and sanitizing
facility, certified pasteurizer sealer, milk tank truck, or milk
hauler-sampler. A permit
shall be valid only in the hands of the person to whom it is issued and
shall not be the subject of sale, assignment or other transfer, voluntary
or involuntary, nor shall the permit be valid for any premises, milk tank
truck, certified pasteurizer sealer, or milk
other than the one for which originally issued.
(Source: P.A. 92-216, eff. 1-1-02.)