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 Bill Status of HB1297  97th General Assembly


Short Description:  EPA-ONLINE PERMIT APPLICATIONS

House Sponsors
Rep. Dan Reitz - Kay Hatcher - Thomas Holbrook - Patrick J. Verschoore, Adam Brown, Lisa M. Dugan and Brandon W. Phelps

Senate Sponsors
(Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr. - Pamela J. Althoff - Toi W. Hutchinson, Kirk W. Dillard, Ira I. Silverstein, Michael Noland and Mattie Hunter)

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  7/12/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0095

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
415 ILCS 5/39from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency, within 2 years after the effective date of the amendatory Act, to make all permit applications on-line, editable, and savable files. Effective immediately.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 1
Adds reference to:
5 ILCS 100/1-5from Ch. 127, par. 1001-5
5 ILCS 100/1-70from Ch. 127, par. 1001-70
35 ILCS 105/9from Ch. 120, par. 439.9
35 ILCS 120/2j new
35 ILCS 120/3from Ch. 120, par. 442
415 ILCS 5/3.207 new
415 ILCS 5/9from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1009
415 ILCS 5/9.1from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1009.1
415 ILCS 5/9.6from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1009.6
415 ILCS 5/9.12
415 ILCS 5/9.14 new
415 ILCS 5/9.15 new
415 ILCS 5/39.5from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1039.5
415 ILCS 5/39.10 new
415 ILCS 5/39.12 new
415 ILCS 5/39.14 new

Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Environmental Protection Act. Requires the Environmental Protection Agency to provide permit applicants with a draft permit before releasing the draft to the public. Requires the Agency, upon request of the permit applicant, to provide to the applicant a copy of the final permit before it is publicly issued. Authorizes permit applicants to propose language to be included in permits. Requires the Agency to create a web portal to enhance the permit review process. Requires the Agency, upon the request of a permit applicant, to post the name of the analyst assigned to review a permit. Authorizes the Agency to issue guidance documents and procedural rules to implement the issuance of permits under the Act. Authorizes the Agency to issue general permits and permits by rule (instead of requiring the issuance of site-specific permits). Requires the Agency to consult with the regulated community when identifying the types of permits for which general permits and permits by rule are appropriate. Authorizes permit applicants, by paying an additional fee, to obtain expedited permit review. Increases air pollution operating permit fees and CAAPP fees. Changes the time at which some of those fees must be paid and the manner in which one fee is calculated. Removes certain supplemental air pollution construction fees. Authorizes the owners of eligible sources, as determined by the Agency, to register annually with the Agency in lieu of obtaining an air pollution construction or operating permit. Specifies that certain permits are not required due to the emission of greenhouse gases. Specifies that greenhouse gas emissions do not count toward the emission caps on regulated air pollutants used to determine whether a stationary source is a small business stationary source. Amends the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act. Exempts specified guidance documents and rules of the Agency from certain rulemaking requirements. Amends the Use Tax Act and the Retailers' Occupation Tax Act. Specifies that 80% of the net revenue realized from the 6.25% general rate on the selling price of sorbents used in Illinois for sorbent injection (but no more than $2,000,000 in each fiscal year) must be deposited into the Clean Air Act (CAA) Permit Fund. Makes other changes. Effective July 1, 2011.

Senate Floor Amendment No. 3
Provides that the annual registration fee for eligible smaller sources is $235 rather than $200.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/8/2011HouseFiled with the Clerk by Rep. Dan Reitz
  2/9/2011HouseFirst Reading
  2/9/2011HouseReferred to Rules Committee
  2/14/2011HouseAssigned to Environment & Energy Committee
  3/9/2011HouseDo Pass / Short Debate Environment & Energy Committee; 016-000-000
  3/10/2011HousePlaced on Calendar 2nd Reading - Short Debate
  3/10/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  4/7/2011HouseSecond Reading - Short Debate
  4/7/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading - Short Debate
  4/8/2011HouseThird Reading - Short Debate - Passed 110-000-000
  4/8/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Kay Hatcher
  4/8/2011SenateArrive in Senate
  4/8/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of First Reading April 11, 2011
  4/27/2011SenateChief Senate Sponsor Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  4/27/2011SenateFirst Reading
  4/27/2011SenateReferred to Assignments
  5/4/2011SenateAssigned to Energy
  5/12/2011SenateDo Pass Energy; 012-000-000
  5/12/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading May 13, 2011
  5/12/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Kirk W. Dillard
  5/18/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Ira I. Silverstein
  5/19/2011SenateSecond Reading
  5/19/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading May 20, 2011
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. James F. Clayborne, Jr.
  5/20/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Assignments Refers to Energy
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Recommend Do Adopt Energy; 010-001-000
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Postponed - Energy
  5/22/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Recommend Do Adopt Energy; 010-001-000
  5/23/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Pamela J. Althoff
  5/23/2011SenateRecalled to Second Reading
  5/23/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Adopted; Clayborne
  5/23/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Adopted; Clayborne
  5/23/2011SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading
  5/23/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Chief Co-Sponsor Sen. Toi W. Hutchinson
  5/23/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Michael Noland
  5/23/2011SenateAdded as Alternate Co-Sponsor Sen. Mattie Hunter
  5/23/2011SenateThird Reading - Passed; 053-005-000
  5/23/2011SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Tabled Pursuant to Rule 5-4(a)
  5/23/2011HouseArrived in House
  5/23/2011HousePlaced on Calendar Order of Concurrence Senate Amendment(s) 1, 3
  5/23/2011HouseRemoved Co-Sponsor Rep. Michelle Mussman
  5/23/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Dan Reitz
  5/23/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion Filed Concur Rep. Dan Reitz
  5/23/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/23/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Referred to Rules Committee
  5/24/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Adam Brown
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Environment & Energy Committee
  5/27/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Rules Referred to Environment & Energy Committee
  5/29/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Environment & Energy Committee; 013-000-000
  5/29/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Motion to Concur Recommends Be Adopted Environment & Energy Committee; 013-000-000
  5/29/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/29/2011HouseChief Co-Sponsor Changed to Rep. Thomas Holbrook
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 1 House Concurs 098-018-000
  5/31/2011HouseSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 House Concurs 098-018-000
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Chief Co-Sponsor Rep. Patrick J. Verschoore
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Lisa M. Dugan
  5/31/2011HouseAdded Co-Sponsor Rep. Brandon W. Phelps
  5/31/2011HousePassed Both Houses
  6/29/2011HouseSent to the Governor
  7/12/2011HouseGovernor Approved
  7/12/2011HouseEffective Date July 12, 2011
  7/12/2011HousePublic Act . . . . . . . . . 97-0095

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