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20 ILCS 3440/13
(20 ILCS 3440/13)
(from Ch. 127, par. 2673)
(a) If an undertaking will occur on property that the property owner has been notified in writing by the Department that the land is likely to contain human remains, unregistered graves, grave markers, or grave artifacts, a permit shall be obtained by the landowner from the Department.
(b) If human remains, unregistered graves, grave markers, or grave artifacts that were unknown and were encountered by any person, a permit shall be obtained from the Department before any work on the undertaking may continue.
(c) The Department of Natural Resources shall adopt administrative rules whereby
permits shall be issued for the avoidance, disturbance, or removal of human remains, unregistered graves, grave markers, or grave artifacts, or a combination of those activities. The Department may adopt emergency rules in accordance with Sections 5-45 and 5-45.35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. The adoption of emergency rules authorized by Sections 5-45 and 5-45.35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this paragraph is deemed to be necessary for the public interest, safety, and welfare.
(d) Each permit shall specify all terms and conditions under which the
avoidance, removal, or disturbance of human remains, grave artifacts, grave markers, or unregistered graves shall
be carried out. All costs accrued in the removal of the aforementioned
materials shall be borne by the permit applicant. Within 60 days of the completion of the undertaking, the permit holder shall submit a report, on a form provided by the Department, of the results to the Department.
(Source: P.A. 103-446, eff. 8-4-23.)