(415 ILCS 5/37) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1037)
    Sec. 37. Variances; procedures.
    (a) Any person seeking a variance pursuant to subsection (a) of Section 35 shall do so by filing a petition for variance with the Board and providing a copy of the petition to the Agency. Any person filing such a petition shall (i) pay a filing fee, (ii) promptly give written notice of such petition to any person in the county in which the installation or property for which variance is sought is located who has filed with the Board a written request for notice of variance petitions, the State's attorney of such county, the Chairman of the County Board of such county, and to each member of the General Assembly from the legislative district in which that installation or property is located, and (iii) publish a single notice of such petition in a newspaper of general circulation in such county. The notices required by this Section shall be in a format prescribed by the Board and shall include the street address, and if there is no street address then the legal description or the location with reference to any well known landmark, highway, road, thoroughfare or intersection.
    The Agency shall promptly investigate such petition and consider the views of persons who might be adversely affected by the grant of a variance. The Agency shall make a recommendation to the Board as to the disposition of the petition. If the Board, in its discretion, concludes that a hearing would be advisable, or if the Agency or any other person files a written objection to the grant of such variance within 21 days, together with a written request for hearing, then a hearing shall be held, under the rules prescribed in Sections 32 and 33 (a) of this Act, and the burden of proof shall be on the petitioner.
    (b) Any person seeking a provisional variance pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 35 shall make a request to the Agency. The Agency shall promptly investigate and consider the merits of the request. If the Agency fails to take final action within 30 days after receipt of the request for a provisional variance, or if the Agency denies the request, the person may initiate a proceeding with the Board under subsection (a) of Section 35.
    If the Agency grants a provisional variance, the Agency must promptly file a copy of its written decision with the Board, and shall give prompt notice of its action to the public by issuing a press release for distribution to newspapers of general circulation in the county. The Board must maintain for public inspection copies of all provisional variances filed with it by the Agency.
(Source: P.A. 98-822, eff. 8-1-14.)