(225 ILCS 610/1.1)
(from Ch. 8, par. 149.1)
As used in this Act, unless the context otherwise requires:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Agriculture of the State of
(b) "Person" means any individual, firm, partnership,
association, corporation or other business entity.
(c) "Renderer" means any person who, for other than human consumption,
collects, cooks and processes bodies or parts of bodies of dead animals,
poultry or fish, or used cooking grease and oils, for the purpose of
salvaging hides, wool, skins or feathers, and
for the production of animal, poultry, or fish protein, blood meal,
bone meal, grease or tallow.
(d) "Blender" means any person who acquires inedible by-products of
bodies or parts of bodies of dead animals, poultry or fish, or used
cooking grease and oils, for the purpose of
blending them to obtain a desired percentage of protein, degree of quality
or color for use in animal feed, poultry feed or fertilizers.
(e) "Collection center" means any place where bodies or parts of bodies
of dead animals, poultry or fish, or used cooking grease and cooking oils, are collected
for loading into a permitted vehicle for delivery to the renderer.
(f) "Permittee" means any person issued a vehicle permit under the
of this Act.
(g) "Licensee" means any person licensed under the provisions of this Act.
(h) "Rendering materials" means bodies or parts of bodies of dead animals,
poultry or fish, or used cooking grease and oils.
(i) "Animal collection service" means a company that conveys dead animals
to a landfill facility licensed under the Environmental Protection Act when no
rendering service is available.
Waste haulers collecting waste in which a dead animal is included incidental
to such waste shall not be considered an "animal collection service"
(j) "Grease and oil collector" means any person who collects for reuse or recycling used cooking grease and cooking oils in a permitted vehicle for delivery to a grease and cooking oil processor for purposes other than rendering or blending.
(k) "Grease and oil processor" means any person who stores, filters, processes, or distributes for reuse or recycling used cooking grease and cooking oils for uses other than rendering or blending.
(l) "Mass animal mortality event" means an event, as declared by the Director, in which large numbers of animals of a single or multiple species die or are at an increased risk of mortality due to disease, natural disaster, or any other non-disease related event, including, but not limited to, market disruption or ventilation failure.
(m) "Director" means the Director of Agriculture.
(n) "Dead animal" means the carcass or tissue from a deceased domesticated animal, poultry, fish, captive wild animal, or captive wildlife.
(o) "Operator" means the person or entity that has been designated by the owner, through contract or otherwise, as responsible for conveying dead animals.
(Source: P.A. 102-216, eff. 1-1-22