TITLE 29: EMERGENCY SERVICES, DISASTERS, AND CIVIL DEFENSE
CHAPTER I: EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
SUBCHAPTER f: CHEMICAL SAFETY
PART 610 DEVELOPMENT, ANNUAL REVIEW, COORDINATION OF CHEMICAL SAFETY CONTINGENCY PLANS
SECTION 610.20 DEFINITIONS
Section 610.20 Definitions
"Act" means the Illinois Chemical Safety Act (P.A. 84-852 effective September 23, 1985).
"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
"Business" means any individual, partnership, corporation, or association in the State engaged in a business operation which has five or more full-time employees, or 20 or more part-time employees, and which is properly assigned or included within one of the following standard industrial classifications (SIC), as designated in the standard industrial classification manual prepared by the Federal Office of Management and Budget (The Act, Section 2(b)).
For purposes of these regulations the SIC Code which a business uses for determining its coverage under the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1985, ch. 48, pars. 570, et. seq.) shall be the SIC Code for determining the applicability of the Act.
"Authorized Official" means the mayor of a city or municipality, chairman of the county board, president of a village, or their designee as identified in local disaster preparedness plans prepared pursuant to Part 205 of 29 Illinois Administrative Code.
"Chemical substance" means any "toxic substance" as defined by the Toxic Substances Disclosure to Employees Act, (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1985 ch. 48, pars. 1401, et. seq.) and any "hazardous substance" as defined by the Environmental Protection Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1985 ch. 111½ pars. 1004, et. seq) (The Act, Section 2(b)).
"ESDA" means the Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Agency.
"Evacuation" means the withdrawal of any member of the general public from an area threatened by exposure to chemical substances, as recommended by an authorized official of a local geographic jurisdiction.
"Facility" means the buildings and all real property contiguous thereto, and the equipment at a single location used for the conduct of business (The Act, Section 2(b)).
"Local emergency preparedness planning agency (LEPPA)" means any local agency or department designated either verbally or in writing by the principal executive officer, to discharge the responsibility of developing local emergency preparedness plans and procedures.
"Local geographical jurisdiction" means city, village or incorporated town or alternatively the county for unincorporated areas.
"Local emergency response agency (LERA)" means any local agency or department designated either verbally or in writing by the principal executive officer, to discharge the responsibility of responding to an accident involving chemical substances.
"Principal executive officer" means the chairman of the county board in the county, mayor of a city or incorporated town, president of a village, or in their absence or disability, the interim successor as established pursuant to the "Emergency Interim Executive Succession Act (Ill. Rev. Stat. 1985, ch. 102, pars. 102, et. seq.) as amended.
"Public" means any individual not employed by, or authorized to be within the area under the control of, the person responsible for the chemical substance; the exclusion of employees from this definition applies only during actual hours of employment.
"Release" means any sudden spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, escaping, emptying, discharging, injecting, leaching, dumping, or disposing beyond the boundaries of a facility (The Act, Section 2(b)).
"Significant release" means any release which is so designated by the Agency or the ESDA based upon an inspection at the site of an emergency incident, or any release which results in any evacuation, hospitalization, or fatalities of the public (The Act, Section 2(b)).