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 Bill Status of SB3548  100th General Assembly


Short Description:  OIL AND GAS-PUBLIC NOTICE

Senate Sponsors
Sen. Chapin Rose

Last Action
DateChamber Action
  4/19/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 23, 2018

Statutes Amended In Order of Appearance
225 ILCS 725/7.5 new


Synopsis As Introduced
Amends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Provides that the Department of Natural Resources shall evaluate releases of contaminants whenever it determines that the extent of the leaking salt water, oil, gas, or other deleterious substance into any fresh water or onto the surface of the land that may extend beyond the boundary of the site where the release occurred and take appropriate actions in response. Provides notice requirements if the Department determines that the leaking salt water, oil, gas, or other deleterious substance extends beyond the boundary of the release site or poses an imminent danger to the health of safety of the public. Provides notice requirements if the Department refers a matter for enforcement under the Act or the Department, the United States Environmental Protection Agency, or a third party performs an immediate removal order under the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act. Provides that notices may contain certain information concerning the contaminated site, the contaminant released, where the contaminant was released, a description of the potential adverse health effects, the environmental impact of the contaminant, and contact information for the Department for further information about the release.

Senate Committee Amendment No. 1
Replaces everything after the enacting clause. Amends the Illinois Oil and Gas Act. Requires an operator of a natural gas storage field that lies above a Sole Source Aquifer designated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to notify specified parties located within 5 miles of the boundaries of a natural gas leak that a natural gas leak has occurred and to notify other specified parties located within one and a half miles of the boundaries of the natural gas leak. Provides that notices to private residents and businesses must be attempted through verbal communication. Provides that if verbal communication cannot be established, a physical notice must be posted. Provides that notices shall include the location of the natural gas leak, when the natural gas leak was discovered, contact information of the operator of the natural gas storage field, and any applicable safety information. Provides that operators of natural gas storage fields have a continuous and ongoing obligation to notify affected parties if it is determined that the boundaries of the natural gas leak have increased, moved, or shifted. Provides that the notice requirement shall be construed as broadly as possible.

Actions 
DateChamber Action
  2/16/2018SenateFiled with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  2/16/2018SenateFirst Reading
  2/16/2018SenateReferred to Assignments
  2/27/2018SenateAssigned to Environment and Conservation
  4/5/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/5/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Referred to Assignments
  4/10/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Assignments Refers to Environment and Conservation
  4/12/2018SenateSenate Committee Amendment No. 1 Adopted
  4/12/2018SenateDo Pass as Amended Environment and Conservation; 008-000-000
  4/12/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 2nd Reading April 17, 2018
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/19/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 2 Referred to Assignments
  4/19/2018SenateSecond Reading
  4/19/2018SenatePlaced on Calendar Order of 3rd Reading April 23, 2018
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Filed with Secretary by Sen. Chapin Rose
  4/20/2018SenateSenate Floor Amendment No. 3 Referred to Assignments

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