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(220 ILCS 50/2.3)
(from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 1602.3)
"Excavation" means any operation in which earth,
other material in or on the ground is moved, removed, or otherwise
displaced by means of any tools, power equipment or explosives, and
includes, without limitation, grading, trenching, digging, ditching,
drilling, augering, boring, tunneling, scraping, cable or pipe plowing, and
but does not include farm tillage operations or railroad right-of-way
maintenance or operations or coal mining operations regulated under the
Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 or any State law
or rules or regulations adopted under the federal statute, or land
surveying operations as defined in the Illinois Professional Land Surveyor
Act of 1989 when not using power equipment, or roadway surface milling.
(Source: P.A. 94-623, eff. 8-18-05.)