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225 ILCS 227/5
(225 ILCS 227/5)
In this Act:
"1.3G fireworks" means fireworks that are used for professional outdoor displays and classified as fireworks UN0333, UN0334, or UN0335 by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 C.F.R. 172.101.
"Assistant" means an individual supervised by a lead pyrotechnic operator, who assists with the safety, setup, discharge, and removal of a pyrotechnic display.
"BATFE" means the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
"Consumer fireworks" means fireworks that must comply with the construction, chemical composition, and labeling regulations of the U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission, as set forth in 16 C.F.R. Parts 1500 and 1507, and classified as fireworks UN0336 or UN0337 by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 C.F.R. 172.101. "Consumer fireworks" does not include a substance or article exempted under the Pyrotechnic Use Act.
"Cover licensor" means any pyrotechnic distributor, licensed under subsection (c) of Section 35 of this Act, or production company, licensed under subsection (c-3) of Section 35 of this Act, under whose pyrotechnic license a touring pyrotechnic company and its touring lead pyrotechnic operators and touring technicians provide pyrotechnic displays or pyrotechnic services, or both, in the State.
"Cover licensor representative" means a licensed lead pyrotechnic operator, either employed by the cover licensor or insured as an additional named insured on the cover licensor's general liability and product liability insurance, as applicable, who is responsible for supervising the safety and regulatory compliance of the touring lead pyrotechnic operators and touring technicians during a pyrotechnic display or pyrotechnic service.
"Display fireworks" means
1.3G explosive or special effects fireworks.
"Event employee" means an individual who works under the supervision of the lead pyrotechnic operator and who assists with the safety, setup, and removal of a pyrotechnic display, but does not handle live pyrotechnic materials or charged flame equipment.
"Facility" means an area being used for the conducting of a pyrotechnic display business, but does not include residential premises except for the portion of any residential premises that is actually used in the conduct of a pyrotechnic display business.
"Flame effect" means the detonation, ignition, or deflagration of flammable gases, liquids, or special materials to produce a thermal, physical, visual, or audible effect before the public, invitees, or licensees, regardless of whether admission is charged in accordance with NFPA 160.
"Lead pyrotechnic operator" means the individual with overall
for the safety, setup, discharge, and supervision of a pyrotechnic display or pyrotechnic service.
"Office" means Office of the State Fire Marshal.
"Person" means an individual, firm, corporation, association,
company, consortium, joint venture, commercial entity, state,
political subdivision of a state or any agency, department, or
instrumentality of the
United States and any officer, agent, or employee of these entities.
"Production company" means any person in the film, digital and video media, television, commercial, music, or theatrical stage industry who provides pyrotechnic services or pyrotechnic display services as part of a film, digital and video media, television, commercial, music, or theatrical production in the State of Illinois.
"Pyrotechnic display" or "display" means the detonation, ignition, or
deflagration of display fireworks or flame effects
to produce a visual or audible effect of an
exhibitional nature before the public, invitees, or licensees, regardless of
whether admission is charged.
"Pyrotechnic distributor" means any person who distributes display fireworks for sale in the State of Illinois or provides them as part of a pyrotechnic display service in the State of Illinois or provides only pyrotechnic services.
"Pyrotechnic service" means the detonation, ignition, or deflagration of display fireworks, special effects, or flame effects to produce a visual or audible effect.
"Special effects fireworks" means pyrotechnic devices used for special effects by professionals in the performing arts in conjunction with theatrical, musical, or other productions that are similar to consumer fireworks in chemical compositions and construction, but are not intended for consumer use and are not labeled as such or identified as "intended for indoor use". "Special effects fireworks" are classified as fireworks UN0431 or UN0432 by the United States Department of Transportation under 49 C.F.R. 172.101.
"Touring lead pyrotechnic operator" means an individual employed by a touring pyrotechnic company who has overall responsibility for the safety, setup, discharge, and supervision of a pyrotechnic display or pyrotechnic service.
"Touring pyrotechnic company" means any person that performs pyrotechnic services or pyrotechnic displays in the State who lacks a license under subsections (c) or (c-3) of Section 35 of this Act.
"Touring technician" means an individual employed by a touring pyrotechnic company who is at least 18 years of age, who is covered by his or her employer's workers' compensation, product liability, and general liability policies under Section 35 of this Act and who, under the supervision of the touring lead pyrotechnic operator, assists with the safety, setup, discharge, and removal of a pyrotechnical display.
(Source: P.A. 96-708, eff. 8-25-09; 97-164, eff. 1-1-12.)