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(225 ILCS 732/1-15)
Powers and duties.
(a) Except as otherwise provided, the Department shall enforce this Act and all rules and orders adopted in accordance with this Act.
(b) Except as otherwise provided, the Department shall have jurisdiction and authority over all persons and property necessary to enforce the provisions of this Act effectively. In aid of this jurisdiction, the Director, or anyone designated in writing by the Director, shall have the authority to administer oaths and to issue subpoenas for the production of records or other documents and for the attendance of witnesses at any proceedings of the Department.
(c) The Department may authorize any employee of the Department, qualified by training and experience, to perform the powers and duties set forth in this Act.
(d) For the purpose of determining compliance with the provisions of this Act and any orders or rules entered or adopted under this Act, the Department shall have the right at all times to go upon and inspect properties where high volume horizontal hydraulic fracturing operations are being or have been conducted.
(e) The Department shall make any inquiries as it may deem proper to determine whether a violation of this Act or any orders or rules entered or adopted under this Act exists or is imminent. In the exercise of these powers, the Department shall have the authority to collect data; to require testing and sampling; to make investigation and inspections; to examine properties, including records and logs; to examine, check, and test hydrocarbon wells; to hold hearings; to adopt administrative rules; and to take any action as may be reasonably necessary to enforce this Act.
(f) Except as otherwise provided, the Department may specify the manner in which all information required to be submitted under this Act is submitted.
(Source: P.A. 98-22, eff. 6-17-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)