(225 ILCS 725/8c)
(from Ch. 96 1/2, par. 5414.1)
(a) No person shall operate a liquid oil field
waste transportation system without a liquid oil field waste transportation
permit. The liquid oil field waste transporter assumes legal
responsibility for the liquid oil field waste when it first enters the
liquid oil field waste transportation system, until it is disposed of in a
manner authorized and approved by the Department.
(b) No person shall engage, employ or contract with any other person
except a permittee under this Section, to remove liquid oil field
waste from his premises.
(c) Every person who engages, employs or contracts with any other person
to remove liquid oil field waste from his premises shall maintain detailed
records of all such liquid oil field waste removal effectuated on forms
provided by the Department and shall submit such information in such
detail and with such frequency, as the Department may require.
(d) Before engaging in the business of removing liquid oil field
waste from the on-site collection point, a person shall apply for and
obtain a permit from the Department. The application shall be accompanied
by a permit fee of $100 and by a surety bond covering the period and any
renewal thereof for which the permit is issued by a surety company
registered in the State, to indemnify the Department for the abatement of
pollution of waters which result from any improper disposal of liquid oil
field waste by the permittee. The bonds shall be $10,000. The Department
shall be the obligee and the bond shall be for the benefit and purpose to
indemnify the State for the elimination of harmful or nuisance conditions
and for the abatement of any pollution of waters which result from the
improper disposal of liquid oil field waste by the permittee.
In lieu of the surety bond, the applicant may provide cash,
certificates of deposit, or irrevocable letters of credit under such terms
and conditions as the Department may provide by rule.
The surety of any bond posted for the issuance of a liquid oil
field waste transportation permit, upon 30 days notice in writing to the
Department and to the permittee, may cancel any such bond, but such
cancellation shall not affect any rights which shall have accrued on the
bond before the effective date of the cancellation.
(e) If the Department, after such investigation as it deems necessary,
is satisfied that the applicant has the qualifications, experience,
reputation, and equipment to perform the services in a manner not
detrimental to the public interest, in a way that will not cause unlawful
pollution of the waters of the State and meets the bonding requirements of
subsection (d), it shall issue a permit to the applicant.
(f) (1) All trucks or other vehicles used to transport or
carry liquid oil field waste shall carry a permit issued by the Department for inspection by its representative or any law enforcement agent. The application for the vehicle permit shall state the make, model and year of the vehicle as well as the capacity of the tank used in transporting liquid oil field waste and such other information as the Department requires. Each application shall be accompanied by a biennial permit fee of $100 for each vehicle sought to be licensed, payable to the State, and if the Department, after such investigation as it deems necessary, finds the truck or vehicle and equipment is proper and adequate for the purpose, it shall issue a permit for the use of the vehicle. The permit is not transferable from one vehicle to another. The vehicle permit number shall be printed on a decal furnished by the Department which shall designate the years for which the permit was issued. This decal shall be affixed to the upper right hand corner of the inside of the windshield.
(2) All vehicle permits shall be valid for 2 years.
Application for renewal of a permit must be made 30 days prior to the expiration date of the permit. The fee for renewal shall be the same as for the original permit.
(g) (1) The tank shall be kept tightly closed in transit,
to prevent the escape of contents.
(2) The permittee shall dispose of all liquid oil
field waste in conformance with the provisions of this Section.
(3) The permittee shall not dispose of liquid oil
field waste onto or into the ground except at locations specifically approved and permitted by the Department. No liquid oil field waste shall be placed in a location where it could enter any public or private drain, pond, stream or other body of surface or ground water.
(h) Any person who violates or refuses to comply with any of the provisions
of this Section shall be subject to the provisions of Sections 8a and
19.1 of this Act. In addition, any person who gathers, handles, transports,
or disposes of liquid oil field waste without a liquid oil field waste
transportation permit or utilizes the services of an unpermitted person
shall upon conviction thereof by a court of competent jurisdiction be fined
not less than $2,000 for a violation and costs of prosecution, and in
default of payment of fine and costs, imprisoned for not less than 10 days
nor more than 30 days. When the violation is of a continuing nature, each
day upon which a violation occurs is a separate offense.
(i) For the purposes of this Section:
(1) "Liquid oil field waste" means oil field brines,
tank and pit bottom sediments, and drilling and completion fluids, to the extent those wastes are now or hereafter exempt from the provisions of Subtitle C of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976.
(2) "Liquid oil field waste transportation system"
means all trucks and other motor vehicles used to gather, handle or transport liquid oil field waste from the point of any surface on-site collection to any subsequent off-site storage, utilization or disposal.
(Source: P.A. 87-744.)