(415 ILCS 60/8) (from Ch. 5, par. 808)
    Sec. 8. Authority, Determinations, Rules and Regulations, Uniformity.
    1. The Director is authorized, after due notice and opportunity for hearing, to declare and establish as a pest, for purposes of pesticide use and application, any form of plant or animal life, other than man himself, bacteria, viruses, and the microorganisms on or in living man or other living animals, which is injurious to health or the environment, provided that the classification of plants as pest does not violate provisions of the Illinois Noxious Weed Law.
    2. The Director is authorized, after due notice and public hearing as provided in the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, to make appropriate regulations for enforcement and administration of the Act including, but not limited to, regulations providing for:
        A. The collection, examination, and analysis of
samples of pesticides or devices.
        B. The storage, display, distribution and disposal of
pesticides or devices and their containers.
        C. The methods of pesticide application which may
relate to time, place, manner, methods, material amounts, or combinations and concentrations, in connection with the application of the pesticide.
        D. Packaging, and material coloration necessary to
protect public health and the environment from pesticides with experimental use or special local need registration. Such regulations must be consistent with the FIFRA rules and regulations promulgated thereunder.
        E. The storage, handling, and containment of
pesticides at agrichemical facilities and the protection of groundwater consistent with the provisions of Section 14.6 of the Environmental Protection Act.
        F. The development and implementation of an
Agrichemical Facility Response Action Program as provided in Section 19.3.
    3. For purposes of uniformity and in order to enter into cooperative agreements, the Director may adopt use classifications and other pertinent pesticide registration provisions which are established by the Administrator, EPA.
    4. Regulations adopted under this Act shall not permit any pesticide use prohibited by the FIFRA or any regulations or orders issued thereunder.
    5. The Director is authorized to cooperate with such state or federal agencies as may be reasonable and proper to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)