Synopsis As Introduced Creates the Isolated Wetlands Protection Act. Provides that subject to certain conditions no person may conduct or cause to be conducted a regulated activity within or affecting an isolated wetland in such a manner that the biologic or hydrologic integrity of the isolated wetland is impaired except in accordance with the terms of an individual permit issued by the Agency or authorized by the Agency. Sets forth various conditions and requirements of permits and classifications of isolated wetlands. Provides for the formation of an Illinois Wetlands Advisory Committee. Authorizes judicial review of classifications of isolated wetlands or denial of permits after review by the Pollution Control Board. Authorizes the Agency to investigate violations of the Act and to pursue enforcement under certain procedures of the Environmental Protection Act. Sets forth certain fees for permits. Preempts home rule in certain circumstances. Provides that Sections of the Act are severable. Amends the State Finance Act to create the Isolated Wetlands Management Fund. Effective immediately.
Senate Committee Amendment No. 1 Provides that any activity covered by the Interagency Wetland Policy Act of 1989 shall be exempt from the provisions of the Isolated Wetlands Protection Act.