(430 ILCS 115/9) (from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 509)
    Sec. 9. (a) The Department is hereby charged with the administration and enforcement of this Act. The Department is authorized to: (1) promulgate such reasonable regulations as may be necessary to administer and enforce this Act, and (2) adopt any revisions of the Code as may be necessary to protect the health and safety of the public against dangers inherent in the use of substandard construction and unsafe plumbing, electrical and heating systems.
    The Department may impose an administrative penalty against any person who violates this Act or any rule adopted under this Act, or who violates any determination or order of the Department under this Act. The Department shall establish violations and penalties by rule, with each day's violation constituting a separate offense. The maximum penalty shall be $1,000 per day per violation.
    The Attorney General may bring an action in the circuit court to enforce the collection of an administrative penalty imposed under this subsection (a).
    All penalties collected under this subsection (a) shall be deposited into the Facility Licensing Fund. Subject to appropriation, moneys in the Fund shall be used for the enforcement of this Act.
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    (d) The Department is authorized to perform necessary inspection of manufacturing facilities and products to implement the provisions of this Act. The Department may require and approve non-governmental inspectors or inspection agencies, provided the Department shall at all times exercise supervisory control over such inspectors or agencies to insure effective and uniform enforcement of the codes consistent with rules, regulations and interpretations promulgated by the Department.
    (e) The issuance of seals may be suspended or revoked from any manufacturer who is convicted under Section 10 of this Act of manufacturing products that do not conform to the codes or rules adopted under this Act. Issuance of seals shall not be resumed until such manufacturer submits proof satisfactory to the Department that the conditions which caused the violation of the codes have been remedied. Seals may be repossessed if a manufacturer is found by the Department to have affixed a seal in violation of the codes or rules adopted.
    (f) No person may interfere with, obstruct or hinder an authorized representative of the Department in the performance of its duties under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-959, eff. 8-15-14.)