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(415 ILCS 5/) Environmental Protection Act.

415 ILCS 5/Tit. VI

    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. VI heading)

415 ILCS 5/23

    (415 ILCS 5/23) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1023)
    Sec. 23. The General Assembly finds that excessive noise endangers physical and emotional health and well-being, interferes with legitimate business and recreational activities, increases construction costs, depresses property values, offends the senses, creates public nuisances, and in other respects reduces the quality of our environment.
    It is the purpose of this Title to prevent noise which creates a public nuisance.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/24

    (415 ILCS 5/24) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1024)
    Sec. 24. No person shall emit beyond the boundaries of his property any noise that unreasonably interferes with the enjoyment of life or with any lawful business or activity, so as to violate any regulation or standard adopted by the Board under this Act.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/25

    (415 ILCS 5/25) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1025)
    Sec. 25. The Board, pursuant to the procedures prescribed in Title VII of this Act, may adopt regulations prescribing limitations on noise emissions beyond the boundaries of the property of any person and prescribing requirements and standards for equipment and procedures for monitoring noise and the collection, reporting and retention of data resulting from such monitoring.
    The Board shall, by regulations under this Section, categorize the types and sources of noise emissions that unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life, or with any lawful business, or activity, and shall prescribe for each such category the maximum permissible limits on such noise emissions. The Board shall secure the co-operation of the Department in determining the categories of noise emission and the technological and economic feasibility of such noise level limits.
    In establishing such limits, the Board, in addition to considering those factors set forth in Section 27 of this Act, shall consider the adverse ecological effects on and interference with the enjoyment of natural, scenic, wilderness or other outdoor recreational areas, parks, and forests occasioned by noise emissions from automotive, mechanical, and other sources and may establish lower permissible noise levels applicable to sources in such outdoor recreational uses.
    No Board standards for monitoring noise or regulations prescribing limitations on noise emissions shall apply to any organized amateur or professional sporting activity except as otherwise provided in this Section. Baseball, football or soccer sporting events played during nighttime hours, by professional athletes, in a city with more than 1,000,000 inhabitants, in a stadium at which such nighttime events were not played prior to July 1, 1982, shall be subject to nighttime noise emission regulations promulgated by the Illinois Pollution Control Board; however, the following events shall not be subject to such regulations:
    (1) baseball World Series games, league championship series games and other playoff games played after the conclusion of the regular season, and baseball All Star games; and
    (2) sporting events or other events held in a stadium which replaces a stadium not subject to such regulations and constructed within 1500 yards of the original stadium by the Illinois Sports Facilities Authority.
    For purposes of this Section and Section 24, "beyond the boundaries of his property" or "beyond the boundaries of the property of any person" includes personal property as well as real property.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)