(410 ILCS 720/65)
Rules; enforcement; penalties.
(a) The Agency may adopt any rules it deems necessary to implement and administer this Act.
(b) Except as otherwise provided in this Act, any person who violates any provision of this Act is liable for a civil penalty of $7,000 per violation per day, provided that the penalty for failure to register or pay a fee under this Act shall be double the applicable registration fee.
(c) The penalties provided for in this Section may be recovered in a civil action brought in the name of the People of the State of Illinois by the State's Attorney of the county in which the violation occurred or by the Attorney General. Any penalties collected under this Section in an action in which the Attorney General has prevailed shall be deposited in the Environmental Protection Trust Fund.
(d) The Attorney General or the State's Attorney of a county in which a violation occurs may institute a civil action for an injunction, prohibitory or mandatory, to restrain violations of this Act or to require such actions as may be necessary to address violations of this Act.
(e) The penalties and injunctions provided in this Act are in addition to any penalties, injunctions, or other relief provided under any other law. Nothing in this Act bars a cause of action by the State for any other penalty, injunction, or other relief provided by any other law.
(f) Any person who knowingly makes a false, fictitious, or fraudulent material statement, orally or in writing, to the Agency, related to or required by this Act or any rule adopted under this Act commits a Class 4 felony, and each such statement or writing shall be considered a separate Class 4 felony. A person who, after being convicted under this subsection (f), violates this subsection (f) a second or subsequent time, commits a Class 3 felony.
(Source: P.A. 102-1055, eff. 6-10-22.)