(505 ILCS 80/14)
(from Ch. 5, par. 55.14)
(a) For the enforcement of this Act, the Director is authorized, after due
notice and public hearing, to prescribe and to enforce such rules and
regulations relating to the distribution of fertilizers, custom blends, the equipment, containers, and storage pertaining to anhydrous ammonia, and low-pressure nitrogen solutions as may be necessary to carry into effect the full intent and
meaning of this Act.
(b) The official definitions of fertilizers and official fertilizer terms as adopted and published by the Association of American Plant Food Control Officials and any amendments or supplements thereto are the official definitions of fertilizers and official fertilizer terms, except insofar as specifically defined in Section 3 or amended, modified, or rejected by a rule adopted by the Director.
(c) The Department shall adopt rules and regulations setting forth minimum safety standards covering the design, construction, location, installation and operation of equipment for storage, handling, use and transportation of anhydrous ammonia and low-pressure nitrogen solutions. Such rules and regulations shall consist of those reasonably necessary for the safety of the public, including persons handling or using the materials, and shall be in substantial conformity with the current nationally accepted safety standards.
(d) The Department may adopt rules and regulations setting forth the requirements for the containment of fertilizer products at commercial facilities, which may include, but shall not be limited to, the design, inspection, construction, location, installation, and operation for the storage and handling use of bulk liquid fertilizer, bulk dry fertilizer, and low-pressure nitrogen solutions as may be necessary for the protection of ground water, the environment, and public safety. The Department may establish fees for the inspection of such containment facilities.
(Source: P.A. 97-960, eff. 8-15-12.)