(70 ILCS 405/38) (from Ch. 5, par. 138.5)
    Sec. 38. District erosion and sediment control program. Each district in the State shall, within 2 years after the adoption of the State program and guidelines by the Department, develop and adopt a soil erosion and sediment control program and standards that are technically feasible, economically reasonable and consistent with the State program and guidelines developed by the Department.
    To assist in developing its program and standards, each district shall name an advisory committee of not less than 8 members who are representative of a wide variety of interests, including but not limited to, agriculture, business, commerce, financing, local government, housing, industry and recreation. The district shall advise and consult with its advisory committee in the development of its program and standards.
    Upon the request of a district, the Department shall assist in the preparation of the district's program and standards. Upon its adoption, the district shall submit its program and standards to the Department for review and approval. If a district fails to adopt a program and standards and to submit them to the Department by the time specified in this Section, the Department shall, after such hearings or consultations with the various local interests in the district as it considers appropriate, develop an appropriate program and standards to be carried out by the district.
    To carry out its program, a district shall establish conservation standards for various types of soils and land uses. The program shall include criteria, guidelines, techniques and methods for the control of erosion and sediment resulting from land disturbing activities and shall be consistent with the State program and guidelines. Such conservation program standards may be revised from time to time as necessary. Before adopting or revising conservation standards, the district shall, after giving due notice as provided for in Section 31 of this Act, conduct a public hearing on the proposed conservation standards or proposed changes in existing standards.
    The program and conservation standards shall be made available for public inspection at the principal office of the district and shall be provided to any person upon request.
(Source: P.A. 80-159.)