(430 ILCS 30/4) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 700-4)
    Sec. 4. To the extent necessary to administer this Act, the Department is authorized to:
    (a) Adopt by reference all or any portion of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations and the hazardous materials regulations of the United States Department of Transportation, as now or hereafter amended.
    (b) Conduct investigations; make reports; issue subpoenas; conduct hearings; require the production of relevant documents, records and property; take depositions; and conduct directly or indirectly research, development, demonstration and training activities.
    (c) Authorize any officer, employee or agent:
    (1) To enter upon, inspect and examine at reasonable times and in a reasonable manner, the records and properties of persons to the extent such records and properties relate to the transportation or shipment by any person of hazardous materials in commerce;
    (2) To stop and inspect any motor vehicle for any violation of this Act or the rules and regulations issued under this Act.
    Any such officer, employee or agent shall upon request display proper credentials.
    (d) Conduct a continuing review of all aspects of the transportation of hazardous materials in order to determine and recommend appropriate steps to assure the safe transportation of hazardous materials.
    (e) Administer and enforce the provisions of this Act and any rules and regulations issued under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 80-351.)