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 Bill Status of SB0099  96th General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-COMPOSTING FACILITIES

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Heather Steans - Pamela J. Althoff - James F. Clayborne, Jr. - John M. Sullivan - Jacqueline Y. Collins, Don Harmon, Linda Holmes, Jeffrey M. Schoenberg, Michael Bond, Ira I. Silverstein and Mattie Hunter

House Sponsors
(Rep. Harry Osterman - Thomas Holbrook - Kevin Joyce, Jack McGuire, Elaine Nekritz, Mark L. Walker, Sara Feigenholtz, Jack D. Franks, Elizabeth Coulson, Naomi D. Jakobsson, Kathleen A. Ryg, Maria Antonia Berrios, Luis Arroyo, Deborah L. Graham and Eddie Washington)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  8/13/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0418

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/3.150was 415 ILCS 5/3.69
415 ILCS 5/3.153 new
415 ILCS 5/3.155was 415 ILCS 5/3.70
415 ILCS 5/3.200was 415 ILCS 5/3.11
415 ILCS 5/3.308 new
415 ILCS 5/3.330was 415 ILCS 5/3.32


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Redefines the term "compost" to mean compostable material that has, by composting, decomposed to the degree that it will not, when subjected to optimal thermal conditions and optimal levels of oxygen, moisture, and nutrients, reheat significantly due to the action of microorganisms, and that is also suitable (i) for use as a soil conditioner, (ii) for use as a cover material for a municipal solid waste landfill, or (iii) for another use approved by the Agency (now, the humus-like product of the process of composting waste, which may be used as a soil conditioner). Redefines the term "composting" to mean the decomposition of compostable material into compost by a biological process that produces carbon dioxide and water as primary by-products (now, the biological treatment process by which microorganisms decompose the organic fraction of waste, producing compost). Excepts food scrap from the definition of the term "garbage". Exempts certain types of facilities, sites, portions of facilities, and portions of sites from regulation as pollution control facilities. Defines "compostable material" and "food scrap". Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 2
Deletes reference to:
415 ILCS 5/3.150
415 ILCS 5/3.153 new
415 ILCS 5/3.155
415 ILCS 5/ 3.200
415 ILCS 5/3.308 new
Adds reference to:
415 ILCS 5/3.197 new
415 ILCS 5/3.282 new
415 ILCS 5/22.26from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.26
415 ILCS 5/22.34

Deletes everything after the enacting clause. Reinserts the bill as introduced with changes. Further amends the Environmental Protection Act. Deletes the definitions of the terms "compost", "compostable material", "composting", and "garbage". Replaces the definition of the term "food scrap". Redefines "organic waste" to include, among other things, food scrap (now, "food waste"), livestock waste, crop residue, and paper waste. Provides that the term "pollution control facility" does not include the portion of a site or facility (i) that is used for the composting of food scrap, livestock waste, crop residue, uncontaminated wood waste, or paper waste, including, but not limited to, corrugated paper or cardboard, and (ii) that meets a list of specified requirements (some of which are contained in the introduced bill). Specifies the type of notice that an applicant must give before the Agency may issue the applicant a permit to construct or develop a composting facility. Replaces a provision that required the Agency to develop and make recommendations to the Board concerning (i) performance standards for organic waste compost facilities and (ii) testing procedures and standards for the end-product compost produced by organic waste compost facilities with a provision that authorizes the Agency to draft those standards. Provides that, except as otherwise provided in Board rules, solid waste permits for organic waste compost facilities shall be issued under the Board's Solid Waste Rules at 35 Ill. Adm. Code 807. Requires permits to include, but not to be limited to, measures designed to reduce pathogens in the compost.

 Fiscal Note (Illinois Environmental Protection Agency)
 SB 99 would not impose any additional costs on the Illinois EPA. Moreover, the bill authorizes the Agency to require such sites to obtain financial assurance to guarantee that the State would not have to incur any cleanup costs in the future.

 Balanced Budget Note (Office of Management and Budget)
 SB 99, as engrossed, has no fiscal impact and adds no additional spending pressure on the General Revenue Fund or for the current Fiscal Year 2009 budget deficit.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  1/30/2009SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  1/30/2009SenateFirst Reading
  1/30/2009SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/4/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  2/4/2009SenateAssigned to Environment
  2/4/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  2/5/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. John M. Sullivan
  2/10/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Don Harmon
  2/11/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Linda Holmes
  2/24/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Jeffrey M. Schoenberg
  3/5/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Bond
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  3/10/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  3/11/2009SenateAdded as Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Jacqueline Y. Collins
  3/12/2009SenateDo Pass Environment; 008-000-000
  3/12/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading March 17, 2009
  3/12/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  3/24/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Heather Steans
  3/24/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  3/24/2009SenateSecond Reading
  3/24/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading March 25, 2009
  3/25/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Environment
  3/25/2009SenateAdded as Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  3/31/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Recommend Do Adopt Environment; 008-000-000
  4/1/2009SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  4/1/2009SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Adopted; Steans
  4/1/2009SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading ** April 2, 2009
  4/2/2009SenateThird Reading - Passed; 059-000-000
  4/2/2009SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  4/3/2009HouseArrived in House
  4/3/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading
  4/3/2009HouseChief House Sponsor Rep. Harry Osterman
  4/6/2009HouseFirst Reading
  4/6/2009HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  4/20/2009HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack McGuire
  4/22/2009HouseAdded Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kevin Joyce
  4/29/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elaine Nekritz
  4/29/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Mark L. Walker
  4/29/2009HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 014-003-000
  4/29/2009HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Sara Feigenholtz
  4/30/2009HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/30/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Jack D. Franks
  5/5/2009HouseFiscal Note Requested by Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/6/2009HouseFiscal Note Filed
  5/6/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Elizabeth Coulson
  5/7/2009HouseBalanced Budget Note Requested by Rep. Sandy Cole
  5/13/2009HouseBalanced Budget Note Filed
  5/18/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Naomi D. Jakobsson
  5/19/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Kathleen A. Ryg
  5/19/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Maria Antonia Berrios
  5/19/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Luis Arroyo
  5/19/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Deborah L. Graham
  5/19/2009HouseAdded Alternate Co-Sponsor Rep. Eddie Washington
  5/19/2009HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 078-036-001
  5/19/2009SenatePassed Both Houses
  6/17/2009SenateSent to the Governor
  8/13/2009SenateGovernor Approved
  8/13/2009SenateEffective Date January 1, 2010
  8/13/2009SenatePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 96-0418

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