(430 ILCS 95/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7601)
    Sec. 1. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Confidential information" means information entitled to confidential treatment under paragraphs (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of Section 7.
    (b) "Coordinated framework" means the coordinated framework for regulation of biotechnology set forth in Title 7, Part 340 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as now or hereafter amended.
    (c) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Agriculture or the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
    (d) "Federal regulator" means a federal agency or a designee of a federal agency which is responsible for regulating a release into the environment under the coordinated framework.
    (e) "Regulated release" means a release into the environment for which the coordinated framework requires that the person proposing to commence the release into the environment do one or more of the following:
    (1) Notify a federal regulator of the release into the environment.
    (2) Secure the approval of or a permit or license from a federal regulator before commencing the release into the environment.
    (3) Secure a determination by a federal regulator of the need for notification, approval, licensing or issuance of a permit by the federal regulator if the determination is part of a procedure specified in the coordinated framework.
    (f) "Release into the environment" means the intentional introduction or use in this State beyond the de minimis level, of an organism or pathogen anywhere except within an indoor facility which is designed to physically contain the organism or pathogen, including a laboratory, greenhouse, growth chamber or fermenter.
    (g) "Reviewing Department" means the Department designated in Section 2 to review a regulated release.
    (h) "Toxic Substances Control Act" means the federal Toxic Substances Control Act, 15 USC 2601 et seq., as now or hereafter amended.
    (i) "Federal Freedom of Information Act" means the federal Freedom of Information Act, 5 USC 552, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 86-306.)