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Administrative Rules (Adopted)




Illinois' Adopted Administrative Rules pertinent to Natural Resources are listed below by major and minor category.
  • To display individual rules, click the + sign next to the minor category.
  • To collapse the minor category, click the - sign.
  • For Proposed (including Emergency) Rules, please go to the Proposed Rules page.
  • For Illinois Compiled Statutes, please go to the ILCS website.

 Governmental Organization

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02-826Freedom of Information

 Discrimination Procedures

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expand Lands
17-115Competitive Tournament Fishing
17-130Camping on Department of Natural Resources Properties
17-150Regulations for the Letting of Concessions, Farm Leases, Sale of Buildings and Facilities, and Demolitions
17-210Rental of Boats and Boating Facilities
17-230North Point Marina Vendors
17-390Non-Departmental Research on DNR Managed Lands
expand Fish and Wildlife
17-515Hunting and Trapping Accidents
17-525Nuisance Wildlife Control Permits
17-530Cock Pheasant, Hungarian Partridge, Bobwhite Quail, and Rabbit Hunting
17-570Muskrat, Mink, Raccoon, Striped Skunk, Weasel, Red Fox, Gray Fox, Coyote, Badger, River Otter, Beaver, Bobcat and Woodchuck (Groundhog) Trapping
17-630Disease Free Animals
17-640Outfitter Regulations
17-660White-Tailed Deer Hunting by Use of Muzzleloading Rifles
17-675Special White-Tailed Deer Season for Disease Control
17-685Youth Hunting Seasons
17-700Wild Swine
17-715The Taking of Wild Turkeys - Fall Gun Season
17-730Dove Hunting
17-745Hunting Season/Game Breeding and Hunting Preserve Areas
17-760Crossbow and Standing Vehicle Hunting Authorizations
17-810Sport Fishing Regulations for The Waters of Illinois
17-850Commercial Fishing in Lake Michigan
17-870Aquaculture, Transportation, Stocking, Importation and/or Possession of Aquatic Life
17-880The Taking of Reptiles and Amphibians Under a Sport Fishing License
17-890Fish Removal with Chemicals
17-897Lake Michigan Aquatic Plant Management
17-930Field Trials on Private Lands
17-960Dog Training on Non-Department Owned or -Managed Land
expand Endangered Species
17-1010Illinois List of Endangered and Threatened Fauna
17-1070Possession of Specimens or Products of Endangered or Threatened Species
17-1080Incidental Taking of Endangered or Threatened Species
expand Forestry
17-1515Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
17-1530Forest Products Transportation Act
17-1536Forestry Development Cost-Share Program
17-1538Urban and Community Forestry Grant Program
17-1540Distribution and Sale of Plant and Plant Materials
17-1560Forest Fire Protection Districts Act
17-1570Rural Community Fire Protection Program
17-1585Wrongful Tree Cutting
expand Law Enforcement
17-2010Boat and Snowmobile Registration and Safety
17-2050Conservation Police Officer Professional Standards
17-2080Operation of Watercraft Carrying Passengers For Hire on Illinois Waters
expand Administrative Services
17-2520Selling and Consignment of Licenses, Stamps and Permits
17-2575Relocation Assistance and Payments
17-2650Advertising in Department Publications
expand Grants
17-3010Snowmobile Grant Program
17-3025Open Space Lands Acquisition and Development Grant Program
17-3035Boat Access Area Development Program
17-3045Off-Highway Vehicle Recreational Trails Grant Program
17-3060Special Wildlife Funds Grant Program
17-3075Illinois Youth Recreation Corps Grant Program
17-3090Recreational Trails Program
expand Water Resources
17-3702Construction and Maintenance of Dams
17-3706Regulation of Construction Within Flood Plains
17-3720Rules Establishing Horizontal and Vertical Clearances for Bridges Over the Fox River
expand Nature Preserves Commission
17-4000Management of Nature Preserves
17-4010Register of Land and Water Reserves
17-4020Inventories, Registers, and Records

 State Museum

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23-3210Illinois State Museum

 Mines and Minerals

expand Abandoned Mined Lands (AML)
62-2501Abandoned Mined Lands Reclamation
expand Explosives and Aggregates
62-300Surfaced Mined Land Conservation and Reclamation Act
expand Land Reclamation
62-1701General Definitions
62-1705Restrictions on Financial Interests of State Employees
62-1762Criteria for Designating Areas as Unsuitable for Surface Coal Mining Operations
62-1772Requirements for Coal Exploration
62-1774Revision, Renewal; and Transfer, Assignment or Sale of Permit Rights
62-1778Permit Applications-Minimum Requirements for Legal, Financial, Compliance and Related Information
62-1780Surface Mining Permit Applications-Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan
62-1784Underground Mining Permit Applications-Minimum Requirements for Reclamation and Operation Plan
62-1795Small Operator Assistance
62-1810Permanent Program Performance Standards - General Provisions
62-1816Permanent Program Performance Standards - Surface Mining Activities
62-1819Special Permanent Program Performance Standards-Auger Mining
62-1824Special Permanent Program Performance Standards-Mountaintop Removal
62-1827Special Permanent Program Performance Standards-Coal Preparation Plants Not Located Within the Permit Area of a Mine
62-1840Department Inspections
62-1845Civil Penalties
62-1847Administrative and Judicial Review
62-1850Training, Examination and Certification of Blasters
expand Mine Safety and Training
62-140The Coal Mining Act
62-220Surface Installation Health and Safety
62-230Procedure for Conducting Examinations of Persons Seeking Certificates of Competency
expand Oil and Gas
44-610Plugging and Restoration Contracts
62-245Hydraulic Fracturing Regulatory Act