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(A) Duly authorized employees of the village, the Springfield Sanitary District, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, bearing proper credentials and identification, are authorized to enter all properties for the purposes of inspection, observation, measurement, sampling, and testing in accordance with the provisions of this chapter. The village shall have no authority to inquire into any processes, including metallurgical, chemical, oil refining, ceramic, paper, or other industries beyond that point having a direct bearing on the kind and source of discharge to the sewers or waterway or facilities for waste treatment. Prior to the commencement of any inspection by the village authorized under this section, the village shall serve or cause to be served upon the owner and occupant of any parcel of real property subject to the inspection a written notice of inspection which states the date and time the inspection is to occur, For purposes of this section, service of the written notice of inspection shall be made by mailing a copy of the notice of inspection by certified mail to the owner and occupant or occupants of the real property subject to the inspection. In the event service cannot be perfected upon either the owner or the occupant or occupants of the real property by certified mail, service may be perfected by posting a copy of the notice of inspection in a visible and conspicuous location upon the real property subject to the inspection at least four days prior to the date the inspection is to occur.
(B) Should either the owner or any occupant of the real property subject to the inspection deny access to the parcel of real property to any duly authorized employee of the village to commit or cause to have committed any acts which either prevent or frustrate an inspection authorized by this section, the village shall be authorized to petition the Circuit Court for an order to conduct an inspection to insure compliance with the terms of this chapter.
(C) In conducting an inspection authorized by this section, village personnel shall enter only upon that portion of a parcel of real property and its improvements for which access is necessary in order to conduct an inspection to determine compliance with this chapter.
(Ord. 79-11, passed 4-10-79; Am. Ord. 16-15, passed 4-26-16)