TITLE 62: MINING
CHAPTER I: DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES
PART 240 THE ILLINOIS OIL AND GAS ACT
SECTION 240.880 INITIAL SPILL NOTIFICATION
Section 240.880 Initial Spill Notification
This Section covers spills of crude oil and produced water from tanks, pits, concrete storage structures, containment dikes and flowlines located within the boundaries of an oil and gas lease, unit, or underground gas storage field. Spills from flowlines beyond the lease, unit, or gas storage field boundaries are included if part of a flowline gathering system transporting produced fluids to a central collection point prior to connection or transfer to a crude oil or gas purchase pipeline. Spills from interstate pipeline or refined product pipeline are not included and are under the jurisdiction of the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
b) Spills of crude oil in excess of 1 barrel, or produced water in excess of 5 barrels, onto the surface of the land (if not contained by containment dikes around tanks) shall be reported immediately to the Department's District Office responsible for the county where the spill occurred. The initial report shall contain at a minimum:
1) the name of the permittee responsible for the spill;
2) the location of the spill;
3) the amount of crude oil and saltwater spilled;
4) the areal extent of the spill;
5) the cause of the spill;
6) proposed emergency remediation action.
c) All crude oil spills, regardless of amount, which enter streams, rivers, ponds, lakes, wetlands or other bodies of water, shall be reported immediately to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and to the Department's District Office responsible for the county where the spill occurred.
d) All spills which are not required to be reported in accordance with subsection (a) or (b) above are subject to remediation requirements of Section 240.891 and Section 240.895 of this Part.
(Source: Amended at 25 Ill. Reg. 9045, effective July 9, 2001)