(430 ILCS 30/10) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 700-10)
    Sec. 10. Upon a determination by the Department that the transportation of certain hazardous materials poses a threat to life and property, that such threat is susceptible to control by regulation, and that regulation by the State would be more effective in controlling the threat than federal regulation, the Department may issue regulations to control that threat. No such regulations shall be inconsistent with federal regulations unless the Department first determines that:
    (a) The inconsistent regulation affords the People of the State of Illinois a level of safety at least equal to that afforded by the federal regulations;
    (b) Increased costs and impairment of efficiency resulting from the inconsistent regulation are warranted by the measurable benefits to the People of the State of Illinois to be achieved by the regulation. Provided, no regulations issued under Section 9 of this Act shall be adopted under this Section without adequate notice to the public and an opportunity for public comment on the specific regulations proposed to be adopted. All such comments must be considered and a response prepared for the record before closing of the record and final issuance of such regulations. No regulations may take effect in less than 120 days from the closing of the record. No regulation shall take effect unless approved by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
(Source: P.A. 80-351.)