§ 1-5. Purpose. It is the purpose of this Act to change the name of the Department of Conservation to the Department of Natural Resources and to transfer to it various rights, powers, duties, and functions of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources, the Department of Mines and Minerals, the Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation Council, and the Division of Water Resources of the Department of Transportation. This Act also transfers certain recycling, energy, and oil overcharge functions of the Department of Energy and Natural Resources to the Department of Commerce and Community Affairs (now Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity) and certain functions of the Department of Conservation related to the Lincoln Monument to the Historic Preservation Agency. This Act consolidates and centralizes the programs and services now offered to citizens by these governmental bodies, resulting in more effective operation of these programs and services.
Citation: 20 Ill. Comp. Stat. Ann. 801/1-5