91-7  Declaratory judgment on validity of rules.  (a)  Any interested person may obtain a judicial declaration as to the validity of an agency rule as provided in subsection (b) by bringing an action against the agency in the circuit court or, if applicable, the environmental court, of the county in which the petitioner resides or has its principal place of business.  The action may be maintained whether or not the petitioner has first requested the agency to pass upon the validity of the rule in question.

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     (b)  The court shall declare the rule invalid if it finds that it violates constitutional or statutory provisions, or exceeds the statutory authority of the agency, or was adopted without compliance with statutory rulemaking procedures.