(415 ILCS 60/15)
(from Ch. 5, par. 815)
1. The sampling and examination of pesticides,
devices, books and records, and the labeling of pesticides or
devices shall be made under the supervision of the Director for the purposes
of determining compliance with provisions of this Act. The Director, upon
presentation of identification, is authorized to enter a premises at reasonable
times during normal working hours in order to have access to
pesticides, devices, books and records, and labeling for
pesticides or devices.
A. The Director shall provide a copy of the results of any analysis made
of such samples to the owner, operator or agent in charge of the site.
B. If upon such analysis or examination there appears to be a violation
of provisions of this Act or regulations adopted thereunder, the Director
shall cause notice to be given to the owner, operator or agent in charge
and specify any administrative proceedings or criminal actions that
are contemplated against such person.
C. In seeking the institution of criminal charges against a violator,
the Director shall refer copies of findings or the results of analysis or
both, to the prosecuting attorney for the county in which the violation occurred.
2. For the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act the Director,
upon presentation of identification, is authorized to enter upon public
or private premises at reasonable times during normal working hours in order to:
A. Investigate or inspect to determine the facts in complaints of pesticide
injury, mis-use, mis-handling, or reported excessive pesticide exposure.
B. Determine the facts in any pesticide incident reported to him, including
collecting samples for analysis.
C. Observe pesticide use and sample the pesticides
being applied, as well as the site to which the pesticide is being applied.
D. To inspect and collect samples in any place where pesticides are
produced, manufactured, sold or distributed.
3. The Director upon being denied access to any land
may apply to the court of jurisdiction for a search warrant authorizing
such access for purpose of carrying out provision of this Act. The court
may upon receiving such request issue such warrant.
4. The Director, with or without the aid and advice of the court of jurisdiction,
is charged with enforcing the requirements of this Act and rules adopted
hereunder. In the event the enforcement agent of local jurisdiction refuses
to act on behalf of the Director, the Attorney General may so act.
5. The Director may bring action to enjoin the violation or threatened
violation of any provision of this Act or regulation adopted thereunder
in the court of jurisdiction for the county in which such occurs
or is about to occur.
6. Nothing in this Act shall be construed as requiring the Director to
report minor violations for prosecution or the institution of condemnation
proceedings when he believes the public interest would be better served
by a suitable written notice of warning.
7. Any person who impedes, obstructs, hinders or otherwise prevents or
attempts to prevent the Director in the performance of official duties
shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. Any person using physical force
against the Director in the performance of official duties shall be guilty
of a Class 4 felony.
(Source: P.A. 85-177.)