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REVENUE
(35 ILCS 200/) Property Tax Code.

35 ILCS 200/10-505

    (35 ILCS 200/10-505)
    Sec. 10-505. Wooded acreage defined. For the purposes of this Division 17, "wooded acreage" means any parcel of unimproved real property that:
        (1) can be defined as "woodlands" by the United
    
States Department of the Interior Bureau of Land Management;
        (2) is at least 5 contiguous acres;
        (3) does not qualify as cropland, permanent pasture,
    
other farmland, or wasteland under Section 10-125 of this Code;
        (4) is not managed under a forestry management plan
    
and considered to be other farmland under Section 10-150 of this Code;
        (5) does not qualify for another preferential
    
assessment under this Code; and
        (6) is owned by the taxpayer on October 1, 2007.
    This amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly is intended as a clarification and is not a new enactment.
(Source: P.A. 100-379, eff. 8-25-17.)

35 ILCS 200/10-510

    (35 ILCS 200/10-510)
    Sec. 10-510. Assessment of wooded acreage.
    (a) If wooded acreage was classified as farmland during the 2006 assessment year, then the property shall be assessed by multiplying the current fair cash value of the property by the transition percentage. The chief county assessment officer shall determine the transition percentage for the property by dividing (i) the property's 2006 equalized assessed value as farmland by (ii) the 2006 fair cash value of the property.
    (b) The wooded acreage shall continue to be assessed under the provisions of this Section through any assessment year in which the property is transferred or no longer qualifies as wooded acreage under Section 10-505, and the property must be assessed as otherwise permitted by law beginning the following assessment year. For purposes of this Section, a transfer between spouses does not disqualify the property from the preferential assessment treatment under this Division for wooded acreage.
(Source: P.A. 100-834, eff. 1-1-19.)

35 ILCS 200/10-515

    (35 ILCS 200/10-515)
    Sec. 10-515. Notice requirement. If the owner of property subject to this Division is a corporation, partnership, limited liability company, trust, or other similar entity, then it shall report to the chief county assessment officer any change in ownership interest or beneficial interest. If, after October 1, 2007, the ownership interests or beneficial interests in such an entity change by more than 50% from those interests as they existed on October 1, 2007, then the property no longer qualifies to receive the preferential assessment treatment of the wooded acreage under this Division, and the property must be assessed as otherwise permitted by law beginning the following assessment year.
(Source: P.A. 95-633, eff. 10-1-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-520

    (35 ILCS 200/10-520)
    Sec. 10-520. Cook County exempt. This Division 17 does not apply to any property located within Cook County.
(Source: P.A. 95-633, eff. 10-1-07.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 18

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 18 heading)
Division 18. Wind energy property assessment
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07; 95-876, eff. 8-21-08.)

35 ILCS 200/10-600

    (35 ILCS 200/10-600)
    Sec. 10-600. Definitions. For the purposes of this Division 18:
    "Wind energy device" means any device, with a nameplate capacity of at least 0.5 megawatts, that is used in the process of converting kinetic energy from the wind to generate electric power for commercial sale.
    "2007 real property cost basis" excludes personal property but represents both the land and real property improvements of a wind energy device and means $360,000 per megawatt of nameplate capacity.
    "Trending factor" means a number equal to the consumer price index (U.S. city average all items) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the December immediately preceding the assessment date, divided by the consumer price index (U.S. city average all items) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December 2006.
    "Trended real property cost basis" means the 2007 real property cost basis multiplied by the trending factor.
    "Allowance for physical depreciation" means (i) the actual age in years of the wind energy device on the assessment date divided by 25 years multiplied by (ii) the trended real property cost basis. The physical depreciation, however, may not reduce the value of the wind energy device to less than 30% of the trended real property cost basis.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-605

    (35 ILCS 200/10-605)
    Sec. 10-605. Valuation of wind energy devices. Beginning in assessment year 2007, the fair cash value of wind energy devices shall be determined by subtracting the allowance for physical depreciation from the trended real property cost basis. Functional obsolescence and external obsolescence may further reduce the fair cash value of the wind energy device, to the extent they are proved by the taxpayer by clear and convincing evidence.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-610

    (35 ILCS 200/10-610)
    Sec. 10-610. Applicability.
    (a) The provisions of this Division apply for assessment years 2007 through 2035.
    (b) The provisions of this Division do not apply to wind energy devices that are owned by any person or entity that is otherwise exempt from taxation under the Property Tax Code.
(Source: P.A. 102-662, eff. 9-15-21.)

35 ILCS 200/10-615

    (35 ILCS 200/10-615)
    Sec. 10-615. Wind energy assessable property is not subject to equalization. Wind energy assessable property is not subject to equalization factors applied by the Department or any board of review, assessor, or chief county assessment officer.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/10-620

    (35 ILCS 200/10-620)
    Sec. 10-620. Platting requirements; parcel identification numbers. The owner of a wind energy device shall, at his or her own expense, use an Illinois registered land surveyor to prepare a plat showing the metes and bounds description, including access routes, of the area immediately surrounding the wind energy device over which that owner has exclusive control; provided that such platting does not constitute a subdivision of land subject to the provisions of the Plat Act (765 ILCS 205/). Within 60 days after completion of construction of the wind energy device, the owner of the wind energy device shall record the plat and deliver a copy of it to the chief county assessment officer and to the owner of the land surrounding the newly platted area. Upon receiving a copy of the plat, the chief county assessment officer shall issue a separate parcel identification number or numbers for the property containing the wind energy device or devices.
(Source: P.A. 95-644, eff. 10-12-07.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 19

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 19 heading)
Division 19. Qualified commercial and industrial property
(Source: P.A. 98-702, eff. 7-7-14.)

35 ILCS 200/10-700

    (35 ILCS 200/10-700)
    Sec. 10-700. Qualified commercial and industrial property; tornado disaster. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, each qualified parcel of commercial or industrial property owned and used by a small business shall be valued at the lesser of (i) its modified equalized assessed value or (ii) 33 1/3% of its fair cash value or, in the case of property located in a county that classifies property for purposes of taxation in accordance with Section 4 of Article IX of the Constitution, the percentage of fair cash value as required by county ordinance. The method of valuation under this Section shall continue until there is a change in use or ownership of the property or until the fifteenth taxable year after the tornado disaster occurs, whichever occurs first. In order to qualify for valuation under this Section, the structure must be rebuilt within 2 years after the date of the tornado disaster, and the square footage of the rebuilt structure may not be more than 110% of the square footage of the original structure as it existed immediately prior to the tornado disaster.
    "Base year" means the taxable year prior to the taxable year in which the tornado disaster occurred.
    "Modified equalized assessed value" means:
        (1) in the first taxable year after the tornado
    
disaster occurs, the equalized assessed value of the property for the base year; and
        (2) in the second taxable year after the tornado
    
disaster occurs and thereafter, the modified equalized assessed value of the property for the previous taxable year, increased by 4%.
    "Tornado disaster" means an occurrence of widespread or severe damage or loss of property resulting from a tornado or combination of tornadoes that has been proclaimed as a natural disaster by the Governor or the President of the United States.
    "Qualified parcel of property" means property that (i) is owned and used exclusively for commercial or industrial purposes by a small business and (ii) has been rebuilt following a tornado disaster occurring in taxable year 2013 or any taxable year thereafter.
    "Small business" means a business that employs fewer than 50 full-time employees.
(Source: P.A. 98-702, eff. 7-7-14.)

35 ILCS 200/10-705

    (35 ILCS 200/10-705)
    Sec. 10-705. Keystone property.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
        "Base year" means the last tax year prior to the date
    
of the application during which the property was occupied and assessed and taxes were collected.
        "Tax year" means the calendar year for which assessed
    
value is determined as of January 1 of that year.
        "Keystone property" means property that has had a
    
distinguished past and is a prominent property in the Village of Park Forest, a home rule municipality in both Cook and Will Counties, but is not of historical significance or landmark status and meets the following criteria:
            (1) the property contains an existing industrial
        
structure consisting of more than 100,000 square feet;
            (2) the property is located on a lot, parcel, or
        
tract of land that is more than 5 acres in area;
            (3) the industrial structure was originally built
        
more than 30 years prior to the date of the application;
            (4) the property has been vacant for a period of
        
more than 5 consecutive years immediately prior to the date of the application; and
            (5) the property is not located in a tax
        
increment financing district as of the date of the application.
    (b) Within one year from the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly, owners of real property may apply with the municipality in which the property is located to have the property designated as keystone property. If the property meets the criteria for keystone property set forth in subsection (a), then the corporate authorities of the municipality have one year from the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly within which they may certify the property as keystone property for the purposes of promoting rehabilitation of vacant property and fostering job creation in the fields of manufacturing and research and development. The certification shall be transmitted to the chief county assessment officer as soon as possible after the property is certified.
    (c) Beginning with the first tax year after the property is certified as keystone property and continuing through the twelfth tax year after the property is certified as keystone property, for the purpose of taxation under this Code, the property shall be valued at 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of the land, without regard to buildings, structures, improvements, and other permanent fixtures located on the property. For the first 3 tax years after the property is certified as keystone property, the aggregate tax liability for the property shall be no greater than $75,000. That aggregate tax liability, once collected, shall be distributed to the taxing districts in which the property is located according to each taxing district's proportionate share of that aggregate liability. Beginning with the fourth tax year after the property is certified as keystone property and continuing through the twelfth tax year after the property is certified as keystone property, the property's tax liability for each taxing district in which the property is located shall be increased over the tax liability for the preceding year by the percentage increase, if any, in the total equalized assessed value of all property in the taxing district.
    No later than March 1 of each year before taxes are extended for the prior tax year, the Village of Park Forest shall certify to the county clerk of the county in which the property is located a percentage reduction to be applied to property taxes to limit the aggregate tax liability on keystone property in accordance with this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-510, eff. 9-15-17.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 20

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 20 heading)
Division 20. Commercial solar energy systems
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-720

    (35 ILCS 200/10-720)
    Sec. 10-720. Definitions. For the purpose of this Division 20:
    "Allowance for physical depreciation" means (i) the actual age in years of the commercial solar energy system on the assessment date divided by 25 years, multiplied by (ii) its trended real property cost basis. The physical depreciation, however, may not reduce the value of the commercial solar energy system to less than 30% of its trended real property cost basis.
    "Commercial solar energy system" means any device or assembly of devices that (i) is ground installed and (ii) uses solar energy from the sun for generating electricity for the primary purpose of wholesale or retail sale and not primarily for consumption on the property on which the device or devices reside.
    "Commercial solar energy system real property cost basis" means the owner of a commercial solar energy system's interest in the land within the project boundaries and real property improvements and shall be calculated at $218,000 per megawatt of nameplate capacity. For the purposes of this Section, "nameplate capacity" has the same definition as found in Section 1-10 of the Illinois Power Agency Act.
    "Ground installed" means the installation of a commercial solar energy system, with the primary purpose of solar energy generation for wholesale or retail sale, on a parcel or tract of land.
    "Trended real property cost basis" means the commercial solar energy system real property cost basis multiplied by the trending factor.
    "Trending factor" means a number equal to the Consumer Price Index (U.S. city average all items) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the December immediately preceding the assessment date, divided by the Consumer Price Index (U.S. city average all items) published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for December of 2017.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-725

    (35 ILCS 200/10-725)
    Sec. 10-725. Improvement valuation of commercial solar energy systems in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants. Beginning in assessment year 2018, the fair cash value of commercial solar energy system improvements in counties with fewer than 3,000,000 inhabitants shall be determined by subtracting the allowance for physical depreciation from the trended real property cost basis. Functional obsolescence and external obsolescence of the solar energy device may further reduce the fair cash value of the commercial solar energy system improvements, to the extent they are proved by the taxpayer by clear and convincing evidence.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-735

    (35 ILCS 200/10-735)
    Sec. 10-735. Commercial solar energy systems not subject to equalization. Commercial solar energy systems assessable under this Division are not subject to equalization factors applied by the Department or any board of review, assessor, or chief county assessment officer.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-740

    (35 ILCS 200/10-740)
    Sec. 10-740. Survey for ground installed commercial solar energy systems; parcel identification numbers for property improved with a ground installed commercial solar energy system. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the owner of the ground installed commercial solar energy system shall commission a metes and bounds survey description of the land upon which the commercial solar energy system is installed, including access routes, over which the owner of the commercial solar energy system has exclusive control. The owner of the ground installed commercial solar energy system shall, at his or her own expense, use an Illinois-registered land surveyor to prepare the survey. The owner of the ground installed commercial solar energy system shall deliver a copy of the survey to the chief county assessment officer and to the owner of the land upon which the ground installed commercial solar energy system is constructed. Upon receiving a copy of the survey and an agreed acknowledgement to the separate parcel identification number by the owner of the land upon which the ground installed commercial solar energy system is constructed, the chief county assessment officer shall issue a separate parcel identification for the real property improvements, including the land containing the ground installed commercial solar energy system, to be used only for the purposes of property assessment for taxation. The property records shall contain the legal description of the commercial solar energy system parcel and describe any leasehold interest or other interest of the owner of the commercial solar energy system in the property. A plat prepared under this Section shall not be construed as a violation of the Plat Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-745

    (35 ILCS 200/10-745)
    Sec. 10-745. Real estate taxes. Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 9-175 of this Code, the owner of the commercial solar energy system shall be liable for the real estate taxes for the land and real property improvements of a ground installed commercial solar energy system. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the owner of the land upon which a commercial solar energy system is installed may pay any unpaid tax of the commercial solar energy system parcel prior to the initiation of any tax sale proceedings.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18; 101-81, eff. 7-12-19.)

35 ILCS 200/10-750

    (35 ILCS 200/10-750)
    Sec. 10-750. Property assessed as farmland. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, real property assessed as farmland in accordance with Section 10-110 in the assessment year prior to valuation under this Division shall return to being assessed as farmland in accordance with Section 10-110 in the year following completion of the removal of the commercial solar energy system as long as the property is returned to a farm use as defined in Section 1-60 of this Act, notwithstanding that the land was not used for farming for the 2 preceding years.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-755

    (35 ILCS 200/10-755)
    Sec. 10-755. Abatements. Any taxing district, upon a majority vote of its governing authority, may, after the determination of the assessed valuation as set forth in this Code, order the clerk of the appropriate municipality or county to abate any portion of real property taxes otherwise levied or extended by the taxing district on a commercial solar energy system.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/10-760

    (35 ILCS 200/10-760)
    Sec. 10-760. Applicability. The provisions of this Division apply for assessment years 2018 through 2033.
(Source: P.A. 100-781, eff. 8-10-18.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 21

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 10 Div. 21 heading)
Division 21. Southland reactivation property
(Source: P.A. 102-1010, eff. 5-27-22.)

35 ILCS 200/10-800

    (35 ILCS 200/10-800)
    Sec. 10-800. Southland reactivation property.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Base year" means the last tax year prior to the date of the application for southland reactivation designation during which the property was occupied and assessed and had an equalized assessed value.
    "Cook County Land Bank Authority" means the Cook County Land Bank Authority created by ordinance of the Cook County Board.
    "Municipality" means a city, village, or incorporated town located in the State.
    "Participating entity" means any of the following, either collectively or individually: the municipality in which the property is located; the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority; or the Cook County Land Bank Development Authority.
    "Southland reactivation property" means property that:
        (1) has been designated by the municipality by
    
resolution as a priority tax reactivation parcel, site, or property due to its clear pattern of stagnation and depressed condition or the decline in its assessed valuation;
        (2) is held by a participating entity; and
        (3) meets all of the following criteria:
            (A) the property is zoned for commercial or
        
industrial use;
            (B) the property has had its past property taxes
        
cleared and is now classified as exempt, or the property has not had a lawful occupant for at least 12 months immediately preceding the application for certification as southland reactivation property, as attested to by a supporting affidavit;
            (C) the sale or transfer of the property,
        
following southland reactivation designation, to a developer would result in investment which would result a higher assessed value;
            (D) the property will be sold by a participating
        
entity to a buyer of property that has been approved by the corporate authorities of the municipality or to a developer that has been approved by the corporate authorities of the municipality whose redevelopment of the parcel, site, or property would reverse long-standing divestment in the area, enhance inclusive economic growth, create jobs or career pathways, support equitable recovery of the community, and stabilize the tax base through investments that align with local government plans and priorities;
            (E) an application for southland reactivation
        
designation is filed with the participating entity and a resolution designating the property as southland reactivation property is passed by the municipality prior to the sale, rehabilitation, or reoccupation;
            (F) if not for the southland reactivation
        
designation, development or redevelopment of the property would not occur; and
            (G) the property is located in any of the
        
following Townships in Cook County: Bloom, Bremen, Calumet, Rich, Thornton, or Worth.
    "South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority" means the South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority created in 2012 by intergovernmental agreement.
    "Tax year" means the calendar year for which assessed value is determined as of January 1 of that year.
    (b) Within 5 years after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly, purchasers of real property from any of the participating entities may apply to that entity to have the property certified as southland reactivation property if the property meets the criteria for southland reactivation property set forth in subsection (a). The participating entity has 5 years from the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 102nd General Assembly within which it may certify the property as southland reactivation property for the purposes of promoting rehabilitation of abandoned, vacant, or underutilized property to attract and enhance economic activities and investment that stabilize, restore, and grow the tax base in severely blighted areas within Chicago's south suburbs. This certification is nonrenewable and shall be transmitted by the municipality, or by the participating entity on behalf of the municipality, to the chief county assessment officer as soon as possible after the property is certified. Southland reactivation designation is limited to the original applicant unless expressly approved by the corporate authorities of the municipality and the property has no change in use.
    Support by the corporate authorities of the municipality for southland reactivation designation shall be considered in a lawful public meeting, and impacted taxing districts shall receive notification of the agenda item to consider southland reactivation of the site not less than 15 days prior to that meeting.
    (c) Beginning with the first tax year after the property is certified as southland reactivation property and continuing through the twelfth tax year after the property is certified as southland reactivation property, for the purpose of taxation under this Code, the property shall be valued at 50% of the base year equalized assessed value as established by the chief county assessment officer, excluding all years with property tax exemptions applied as a result of the participating entity's ownership. For the first year after the property is certified as southland reactivation property, the aggregate property tax liability for the property shall be no greater than $100,000 per year. That aggregate property tax liability, once collected, shall be distributed to the taxing districts in which the property is located according to each taxing district's proportionate share of that aggregate liability. Beginning with the second tax year after the property is certified as southland reactivation property and continuing through the twelfth tax year after the property is certified as southland reactivation property, the property tax liability for the property for each taxing district in which the property is located shall be increased over the property tax liability for the property for the preceding year by 10%. In no event shall the purchaser's annual tax liability decrease.
    (d) No later than March 1 of each year, the municipality or the participating entity on behalf of the municipality shall certify to the county clerk of the county in which the property is located a percentage southland reactivation reduction to be applied to property taxes for that calendar year, as provided this Section.
    (e) The participating entity shall collect the following information annually for the pilot program period: the number of program applicants; the street address of each certified property; the proposed use of certified properties; the amount of investment; the number of jobs created as a result of the certification; and copies of the certification of each southland reactivation site to allow for the evaluation and assessment of the effectiveness of southland reactivation designation. The participating entity responsible for seeking the southland reactivation designation shall present this information to the governing body of each taxing district affected by a southland reactivation designation on an annual basis, and the participating entity shall report the above information to any requesting members of the General Assembly at the conclusion of the 5-year designation period.
    (f) Any southland reactivation certification granted under this Section shall be void if the property is conveyed to an entity or person that is liable for any unpaid, delinquent property taxes associated with the property.
(Source: P.A. 102-1010, eff. 5-27-22.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 11

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 heading)
Article 11. Valuations Performed by the Department

35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 Div. 1

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 Div. 1 heading)
Division 1. Pollution control facilities

35 ILCS 200/11-5

    (35 ILCS 200/11-5)
    Sec. 11-5. Pollution control facilities; valuation policy. It is the policy of this State that pollution control facilities should be valued, at 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of their economic productivity to their owners.
(Source: P.A. 83-121; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-10

    (35 ILCS 200/11-10)
    Sec. 11-10. Definition of pollution control facilities. "Pollution control facilities" means any system, method, construction, device or appliance appurtenant thereto, or any portion of any building or equipment, that is designed, constructed, installed or operated for the primary purpose of:
    (a) eliminating, preventing, or reducing air or water pollution, as the terms "air pollution" and "water pollution" are defined in the Environmental Protection Act; or
    (b) treating, pretreating, modifying or disposing of any potential solid, liquid or gaseous pollutant which if released without treatment, pretreatment, modification or disposal might be harmful, detrimental or offensive to human, plant or animal life, or to property. "Pollution control facilities" shall not include, however,
        (1) any facility with the primary purpose of (i)
    
eliminating, containing, preventing or reducing radioactive contaminants or energy, or (ii) treating waste water produced by the nuclear generation of electric power,
        (2) any large diameter pipes or piping systems used
    
to remove and disperse heat from water involved in the nuclear generation of electric power,
        (3) any facility operated by any person other than a
    
unit of government, whether within or outside of the territorial boundaries of a unit of local government, for sewage disposal or treatment, or
        (4) land underlying a cooling pond.
(Source: P.A. 83-883; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-15

    (35 ILCS 200/11-15)
    Sec. 11-15. Method of valuation for pollution control facilities. To determine 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of any certified pollution control facilities in assessing those facilities, the Department shall take into consideration the actual or probable net earnings attributable to the facilities in question, capitalized on the basis of their productive earning value to their owner; the probable net value which could be realized by their owner if the facilities were removed and sold at a fair, voluntary sale, giving due account to the expense of removal and condition of the particular facilities in question; and other information as the Department may consider as bearing on the fair cash value of the facilities to their owner, consistent with the principles set forth in this Section. For the purposes of this Code, earnings shall be attributed to a pollution control facility only to the extent that its operation results in the production of a commercially saleable by-product or increases the production or reduces the production costs of the products or services otherwise sold by the owner of such facility.
(Source: P.A. 83-121; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-20

    (35 ILCS 200/11-20)
    Sec. 11-20. Certification and assessment authority. For tax purposes, pollution control facilities shall be certified as such by the Pollution Control Board and shall be assessed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 77-1381; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-25

    (35 ILCS 200/11-25)
    Sec. 11-25. Certification procedure. Application for a pollution control facility certificate shall be filed with the Pollution Control Board in a manner and form prescribed in regulations issued by that board. The application shall contain appropriate and available descriptive information concerning anything claimed to be entitled in whole or in part to tax treatment as a pollution control facility. If it is found that the claimed facility or relevant portion thereof is a pollution control facility as defined in Section 11-10, the Pollution Control Board, acting through its Chairman or his or her specifically authorized delegate, shall enter a finding and issue a certificate to that effect. The certificate shall require tax treatment as a pollution control facility, but only for the portion certified if only a portion is certified. The effective date of a certificate shall be the date of application for the certificate or the date of the construction of the facility, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)

35 ILCS 200/11-30

    (35 ILCS 200/11-30)
    Sec. 11-30. Powers and duties of the certifying board. Before denying any certificate, the Pollution Control Board shall give reasonable notice in writing to the applicant and provide the applicant a reasonable opportunity for a fair hearing. On like notice to the holder and opportunity for hearing, the Board may on its own initiative revoke or modify a pollution control certificate or a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device certificate whenever any of the following appears:
        (a) the certificate was obtained by fraud or
    
misrepresentation;
        (b) the holder of the certificate has failed
    
substantially to proceed with the construction, reconstruction, installation, or acquisition of pollution control facilities or a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device; or
        (c) the pollution control facility to which the
    
certificate relates has ceased to be used for the primary purpose of pollution control and is being used for a different purpose.
    Prompt written notice of the Board's action upon any application shall be given to the applicant together with a written copy of the Board's findings and certificate, if any.
(Source: P.A. 82-134; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 Div. 2

 
    (35 ILCS 200/Art. 11 Div. 2 heading)
Division 2. Low sulfur dioxide coal fueled devices

35 ILCS 200/11-35

    (35 ILCS 200/11-35)
    Sec. 11-35. Low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices. It is the policy of this State that the use of low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices should be encouraged as conserving nonrenewable resources, reducing pollution and promoting the use of abundant, high-sulfur, locally available coal as well as promoting the health and well-being of the people of this State, and should be valued at 33 1/3% of their fair cash value.
(Source: P.A. 83-121; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-40

    (35 ILCS 200/11-40)
    Sec. 11-40. Definition of low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices. "Low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices" means any device used or intended for the purpose of burning, combusting or converting locally available coal in a manner which eliminates or significantly reduces the need for additional sulfur abatement that would otherwise be required under State or Federal air emission standards. The word "device" includes all machinery, equipment, structures and all related apparatus, including coal feeding equipment, of a coal gasification facility designed to convert locally available coal into a low sulfur gaseous fuel and to manage all waste and by-product streams.
(Source: P.A. 82-134; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-45

    (35 ILCS 200/11-45)
    Sec. 11-45. Method of valuation for low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices. To determine 33 1/3% of the fair cash value of any low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device, the Department shall determine the net value which could be realized by its owner if the device were removed and sold at a fair, voluntary sale, giving due account to the expense of removal, site restoration, and transportation. That net value shall be considered to be 33 1/3% of fair cash value.
(Source: P.A. 82-134; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-50

    (35 ILCS 200/11-50)
    Sec. 11-50. Certification and assessment authority. For tax purposes, a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device shall be certified as such by the Pollution Control Board and shall be assessed by the Department.
(Source: P.A. 82-134; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-55

    (35 ILCS 200/11-55)
    Sec. 11-55. Approval procedure. Application for approval of a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device shall be filed with the Pollution Control Board in the manner and form prescribed by that board. The application shall contain appropriate and available descriptive information concerning anything claimed to be entitled to tax treatment as a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device as defined in this Code. If it is found that the claimed device meets that definition, the Pollution Control Board, acting through its Chairman or its specifically authorized delegate, shall enter a finding and issue a certificate that requires tax treatment as a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device. The effective date of a certificate shall be on January 1 preceding the date of certification or preceding the date construction or installation of the device commences, whichever is later.
(Source: P.A. 82-134; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-60

    (35 ILCS 200/11-60)
    Sec. 11-60. Judicial review; pollution control and low sulfur devices. Any applicant or holder aggrieved by the issuance, refusal to issue, denial, revocation, modification or restriction of a pollution control certificate or a low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled device certificate may appeal the finding and order of the Pollution Control Board, under the Administrative Review Law.
(Source: P.A. 82-783; 88-455.)

35 ILCS 200/11-65

    (35 ILCS 200/11-65)
    Sec. 11-65. Procedures for assessment; pollution control and low sulfur devices. Proceedings for assessment or reassessment of property certified to be pollution control facilities or low sulfur dioxide emission coal fueled devices shall be conducted in accordance with procedural regulations issued by the Department, in conformity with this Code.
(Source: P.A. 82-134; 88-455.)