(415 ILCS 30/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 116.115)
    Sec. 5. Department powers and duties. The Department has general supervision and authority over the location, construction and modification of water wells, closed loop wells and monitoring wells and for the administration of this Act. With respect thereto it shall:
        (a) Adopt and publish, and from time to time amend
rules and regulations as hereinafter provided;
        (b) Commencing no later than January 1, 1988, issue
permits for the construction, modification, abandonment, or change in depth of any water well other than community public water systems and monitoring wells;
        (b-5) Commencing no later than one year after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly, issue permits for the construction, modification, and abandonment of closed loop wells; and
        (c) Exercise such other powers as are practical and
reasonably necessary to carry out and enforce the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-363, eff. 8-15-11; 98-951, eff. 8-15-14.)