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IL Noxious Weeds Rules [9/2002]

Section 220.10

Duties of landowner or controller

a) It shall be the duty of every person to control the spread of and to eradicate all noxious weeds on lands owned or controlled by him in the State of Illinois.

b) All noxious weeds shall be controlled or eradicated by methods approved and adopted pursuant to the Act and these rules.

Section 220.20-30

Duty of Director IL Dept of Ag and Control Authority

Section 220.20 Duty of Director

It shall be the duty of the Director of Agriculture or his designated representative to enforce the provisions and intent of the Act and these rules.

Section 220.30 Duty of Each Control Authority

It shall be the duty of each "Control Authority" to carry out its duties and responsibilities as set forth in the Act and these rules.

Related Glossary Terms
Control authority -- Noxious Weed Act
"Control Authority" means the governing body of each county, and shall represent all rural areas and cities, villages and townships within the county boundaries.
Director -- IL Dept of Agriculture
"Director" means the Director of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, or his duly appointed representative.

Section 220.40

Who is the Control Authority for the Noxious Weeds Act?

a) The governing body of each county in the State shall be the Control Authority for its respective county and hereafter shall be referred to as the "Control Authority."

b) Each Control Authority shall develop and coordinate a program for the control and eradication of noxious weeds within its boundaries.

Section 220.80

Responsibilities of Control Authorities -- noxious weed law

Each Control Authority shall carry out the duties and responsibilities set forth in the Act and these rules with respect to the land under its jurisdiction. These duties shall include, but not be limited to the following:

a) Establish, under its general direction, a coordinated program for the control and eradication of noxious weeds within its jurisdiction.

b) Examine all land under its jurisdiction for compliance.

c) Compile data on infested areas and areas eradicated.

d) Advise persons responsible for controlling and eradicating noxious weeds of the best and most practical methods of noxious weed control and eradication.

e) Investigate or aid in the investigation and prosecution of violations of the Act.

f) Publish notices for control and eradication of noxious weeds as set forth in the Act and these rules and as prescribed by the Director.

g) Cooperate with Federal, State, and local authorities in carrying out the provisions of the Act andits rules.

Illinois Noxious Weed Act [8/2018]

100.3

Responsibiity for control and eradication of weeds

Every person shall control the spread of and eradicate noxious weeds on lands owned or controlled by him and use such methods for that purpose and at such times as are approved and adopted by the Director of the Department of Agriculture.

100.4

Enforcement of the Act

The duty of enforcing this Act and carrying out its provisions is vested in the Director, and the authorities designated in this Act acting under the supervision and direction of the Director.

The Director, the Dean of the College of Agriculture of the University of Illinois and the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Illinois, shall determine what weeds are noxious for the purposes of this Act, and shall compile and keep current a list of such noxious weeds, which list shall be published and incorporated in the rules and regulations of the Department.

The Director shall, from time to time, adopt and publish methods as official for control and eradication of noxious weeds and make and publish such rules and regulations as in his judgment are necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.

Related Glossary Terms
Director -- IL Dept of Agriculture
"Director" means the Director of the Department of Agriculture of the State of Illinois, or his duly appointed representative.
noxious weed
"Noxious weed" means any plant which is determined by the Director, the Dean of the College of Agriculture of the University of Illinois and the Director of the Agricultural Experiment Station at the University of Illinois, to be injurious to public health, crops, livestock, land or other property.

100.7

Control authority -- duties and responsibilities -- Noxious Weeds Act

Each Control Authority shall carry out the duties and responsibilities vested in it under this Act with respect to land under its jurisdiction in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the Department. Such duties shall include the establishment, under the general direction of the Control Authority, of a coordinated program for control and eradication of noxious weeds within the county. A Control Authority may cooperate with any person in carrying out its duties and responsibilities under this Act.

Related Glossary Terms
Control authority -- Noxious Weed Act
"Control Authority" means the governing body of each county, and shall represent all rural areas and cities, villages and townships within the county boundaries.

100.8

Weed control superintendents -- duties and compensation

Each Control Authority may employ one or more Weed Control Superintendents who shall be certified by the Director to be qualified to detect and treat noxious weeds. The same person may be a Weed Control Superintendent for more than one Control Authority. Such employment may be for such tenure, and at such rates of compensation and reimbursement for travel expenses, as the Control Authority may prescribe. Each Weed Control Superintendent may be bonded for such sum as the Control Authority may prescribe.

Each Control Authority shall examine all land under its jurisdiction for the purpose of determining whether the provisions of this Act and the regulations of the Director have been complied with; compile such data on infested areas and areas eradicated and such other reports as the Director or Control Authority may require; consult and advise upon matters pertaining to the best and most practical methods of noxious weed control and eradication, and render assistance and direction for the most effective control and eradication; investigate or aid in the investigation and prosecution of any violation of this Act.

Control Authorities may cooperate and assist one another to the extent practicable in the carrying out of a coordinated control and eradication program within their counties.

Related Glossary Terms
Control authority -- Noxious Weed Act
"Control Authority" means the governing body of each county, and shall represent all rural areas and cities, villages and townships within the county boundaries.

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