Illinois Compiled Statutes 765 ILCS 122 Uniform Environmental Covenants Act. Section 9

    (765 ILCS 122/9)

    Sec. 9. Duration; amendment by court action.

    (a) An environmental covenant is perpetual unless it is:

        (1) By its terms limited to a specific duration or

    terminated by the occurrence of a specific event.

        (2) Terminated by consent pursuant to Section 10.

        (3) Terminated pursuant to subsection (b).

        (4) Terminated by foreclosure of an interest that has

    priority over the environmental covenant.

        (5) Terminated or modified in an eminent domain

    proceeding, but only if:

            (A) The agency that signed the covenant is a

        party to the proceeding.

            (B) All persons identified in Section 10(a) and

        (b) are given notice of the pendency of the proceeding.

            (C) The court determines, after hearing, that the

        termination or modification will not adversely affect human health or the environment.

    (b) If the agency that signed an environmental covenant has determined that the intended benefits of the covenant can no longer be realized, a court, under the doctrine of changed circumstances, in an action in which all persons identified in Section 10(a) and (b) have been given notice, may terminate the covenant or reduce its burden on the real property subject to the covenant. The agency's determination or its failure to make a determination upon request is subject to review pursuant to the Administrative Review Law.

    (c) Except as otherwise provided in subsections (a) and (b), an environmental covenant may not be extinguished, limited, or impaired through issuance of a tax deed, foreclosure of a tax lien, or application of the doctrine of adverse possession, prescription, abandonment, waiver, lack of enforcement, or acquiescence, or a similar doctrine.

    (d) An environmental covenant may not be extinguished, limited, or impaired by application of any Illinois Law concerning marketable title or dormant mineral interests.

(Source: P.A. 95-845, eff. 1-1-09.)

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