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(410 ILCS 95/) Vector Control Act.

410 ILCS 95/1

    (410 ILCS 95/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7801)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the Vector Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/2

    (410 ILCS 95/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7802)
    Sec. 2. For the purposes of this Act:
    "Arthropod" means a mosquito or other invertebrate animal with jointed legs and a segmented body.
    "Commercial pesticide applicator" means a person certified or licensed under the Structural Pest Control Act or the Illinois Pesticide Act who contracts to apply a pesticide within the scope of his or her certification or license.
    "Department" means the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Department of Public Health.
    "Integrated pest management" means modification of the life system of a vector or pest to reduce its numbers to an acceptable level by applying current biological and technological knowledge to achieve the desired modification in a manner that ensures protection of the environment and public health.
    "Local health authority" means the full-time health department, as recognized by the Department, having jurisdiction over a particular area.
    "Pest" means undesirable arthropods (including certain insects, spiders, mites, ticks and related organisms), wood infesting organisms, rats, mice, birds and any other obnoxious or undesirable animals.
    "Vector" means arthropods, rats, mice, birds or other animals capable of carrying disease-producing organisms to a human or animal host. "Vector" does not include animals that transmit disease to humans only when used as human food.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/3

    (410 ILCS 95/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7803)
    Sec. 3. The Department of Public Health shall have the responsibility and authority to:
    (1) Investigate threats or potential threats to the public health relating to mosquitoes and other potential vectors of disease associated with the improper storage, handling and disposal of tires, improper waste disposal, or natural conditions.
    (2) Conduct ongoing surveillance and monitoring activities for mosquitoes and other arthropod vectors of disease, and conduct surveillance of animals that provide a reservoir for disease-producing organisms.
    (3) Conduct training activities to promote integrated pest management programs.
    (4) Respond to inquiries, investigate complaints, conduct evaluations, and provide technical consultation to help reduce or eliminate public health hazards and nuisance conditions associated with mosquitoes and other vectors.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/4

    (410 ILCS 95/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7804)
    Sec. 4. Upon request of a State agency, a local health authority or a unit of local government, the Department of Public Health shall conduct an evaluation of the disease transmission potential of a site containing vectors of disease. Based on the findings of that evaluation, the Department shall recommend to the requesting agency ways to reduce or eliminate the vectors.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/5

    (410 ILCS 95/5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7805)
    Sec. 5. (a) If, as the result of an investigation, the Department of Public Health determines that a public health hazard exists at a site due to mosquitoes or other vectors, it may order such remedial measures as it deems necessary.
    (b) The Department of Public Health may arrange for the cleanup of a site determined to be a public health hazard, or for the application of pesticides at such a site, if the person responsible for the site refuses to take timely appropriate action. The Department shall fine the person responsible for the site twice the amount of the cost of the Department's remedial measures.
    (c) If, as the result of an investigation, the Department of Public Health determines that the public interest, safety, or welfare imperatively requires emergency action to respond to an immediate public health hazard at a site due to mosquitoes or other vectors, the Director may issue an emergency order incorporating a finding to that effect; such order may require closure or isolation of the site, pending a hearing or other action which shall be promptly instituted and determined.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/6

    (410 ILCS 95/6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7806)
    Sec. 6. The Department may designate local health authorities as its agents in carrying out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/7

    (410 ILCS 95/7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7807)
    Sec. 7. The Department may administer a grant program from monies appropriated for that purpose from the Used Tire Management Fund, in order to carry out the Department's responsibilities under this Act, to assist local health authorities acting as its agents under Section 6, and to promote the utilization of integrated pest management programs by local health authorities and other units of local government. Priority shall be given to pest management in areas associated with or evidently affected by the transportation, storage, treatment or disposal of used tires.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/8

    (410 ILCS 95/8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7808)
    Sec. 8. The Department of Public Health shall have the authority to inspect any site to determine the potential risk to the public health due to mosquitoes or other vectors. If the Department of Public Health is denied access to a site which it reasonably believes may pose a public health hazard due to mosquitoes or other vectors, it shall request intervention of local, county or State law enforcement agencies to seek a court order or warrant to examine the site. Any person or entity preventing the Department of Public Health or its designated agent from carrying out its duties under this Section shall be guilty of a violation of this Act and shall be subject to the penalties provided in Section 11 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/9

    (410 ILCS 95/9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7809)
    Sec. 9. The provisions of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, as now or hereafter amended, are hereby expressly adopted and shall apply to all administrative rules and procedures of the Department of Public Health under this Act, except that in case of a conflict between the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act and this Act, the provisions of this Act shall control. The Department of Public Health may adopt such rules as it deems necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/10

    (410 ILCS 95/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7810)
    Sec. 10. All final administrative decisions of the Department of Public Health under this Act shall be subject to judicial review pursuant to the provisions of the Administrative Review Law, as now or hereafter amended, and the rules adopted pursuant thereto. The term "administrative decision" is defined as in Section 3-101 of the Code of Civil Procedure.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)

410 ILCS 95/11

    (410 ILCS 95/11) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7811)
    Sec. 11. Any person who fails to comply with an order for corrective action or denies the Department of Public Health access to a site shall be guilty of a Class A misdemeanor. The State's Attorney of the county in which the alleged violation occurred, or the Attorney General, shall bring such actions in the name of the People of the State of Illinois, and may, in addition to any other remedies provided in this Act, bring action for an injunction to restrain such violation.
(Source: P.A. 86-452.)