(525 ILCS 25/3)
(from Ch. 19, par. 1403)
As used in this Act.
(a) "Administrative Framework Plan" means the plan developed by the
State to administer and implement the requirements of this Act.
(b) "Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
(c) "Comprehensive lake management" means an action resulting from lake
management strategies and
plans that address all potential causes of lake degradation, including factors situated
both in the lake and within the lake's tributary watershed; and followed by
the development and implementation of management strategies which impart
long term improvements and benefits for the lake.
(d) "Diagnostic and Feasibility Study" means the gathering of data to
document the existing and potential sources of pollution and to determine
the limnological, morphological, demographic, and other pertinent
characteristics of an inland lake and its associated watershed; and the
analysis of this information to determine the most appropriate method for
improving or preserving the quality of the lake and to determine the need
for a Long Term Restoration and Preservation Project or a Water Quality
(e) "Lake" means any inland lake as recognized by the Agency other than
Lake Michigan, to which the public has continuing and regular access.
(f) "Lake Owner" means the owner or owners of any inland lake which
possess the legal authority for a given lake to perform Diagnostic and
Feasibility Studies and to enact comprehensive lake management through the
implementation of Long Term Restoration and Preservation Projects and Water
Quality Maintenance Programs.
(g) "Long Term Restoration and Preservation Project" means an
implementation of lake and watershed management plans as developed under
the Diagnostic and Feasibility Study which will provide for long term
restoration benefits and long term preservation of the lake's water quality.
(h) "Monitoring" means programs to scientifically document the existing
quality of a lake and the potential sources of pollutants which might lead
to the lake's degradation or reduced environmental and cultural values.
(i) "public education" means programs and instruments designed to
improve the general public's understanding of the causes of lake management
problems, alternatives for lake restoration and protection, and the
processes by which comprehensive lake management strategies can be
(j) "Research" means programs and studies to scientifically determine
the effectiveness of lake restoration and protection techniques, and to
develop new and more effective approaches for comprehensive lake management.
(k) "Technical assistance" means assistance by State personnel trained
in comprehensive lake management, and provided to municipalities, soil and
water conservation districts,
homeowners associations, lake managers, lake homeowners, and other
appropriate organizations and individuals involved with lake management
decision-making at the local level; such assistance is likely to be
provided to a significant degree by on-site visits to affected lakes and
meetings with appropriate organizations and individuals.
(l) "Water Quality Maintenance Program" means an implementation of a
lake and watershed management program recommended by the Diagnostic and
Feasibility Study which provides short-term relief from nuisance aquatic
vegetation and algae growth; projects under this program must demonstrate
that the proposed maintenance activities would result in attainment of
significant public recreational lake use, and that watershed management
plans are being implemented to control and reduce incoming nutrients,
sediments, and other pollutants.
(Source: P.A. 86-939.)