(505 ILCS 75/4) (from Ch. 5, par. 1304)
    Sec. 4. The Inter-Agency Committee on Farmland Preservation shall prepare policy statements and working agreements for each of the agencies named in Section 3 of this Act specifying the policy of that agency toward farmland preservation and the administrative process used to implement that policy. The policy statements and working agreements shall be prepared as rules for the administration of the program. The policy statement shall include, but not be limited to, an analysis of the impact of agricultural land conversions attributed to the agency's programs, regulations, procedures and operations. The policy statement shall also detail measures that can be implemented to mitigate conversions to the maximum extent practicable. The State Agency policy statements and working agreements on farmland preservation shall be submitted to the Governor and the General Assembly and shall be updated by the State agency, and reviewed and approved by the Department of Agriculture, every 3 years. State agency policy statements and working agreements prepared in response to Executive Order Number 4 on the Preservation of Farmland and submitted to the Governor shall remain in effect upon this Act becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 82-945.)