(415 ILCS 5/13.7)
Carbon dioxide sequestration sites.
(a) For purposes of this Section, the term "carbon dioxide sequestration site" means a site or facility for which the Agency has issued a permit for the underground injection of carbon dioxide.
(b) The Agency shall inspect carbon dioxide sequestration sites for compliance with this Act, rules adopted under this Act, and permits issued by the Agency.
(c) If the Agency issues a seal order under Section 34 of this Act in relation to a carbon dioxide sequestration site, or if a civil action for an injunction to halt activity at a carbon dioxide sequestration site is initiated under Section 43 of this Act at the request of the Agency, then the Agency shall post notice of such action on its website.
(d) Persons seeking a permit or permit modification for the underground injection of carbon dioxide shall be liable to the Agency for all reasonable and documented costs incurred by the Agency that are associated with review and issuance of the permit, including, but not limited to, costs associated with public hearings and the review of permit applications. Once a permit is issued, the permittee shall be liable to the Agency for all reasonable and documented costs incurred by the Agency that are associated with inspections and other oversight of the carbon dioxide sequestration site. Persons liable for costs under this subsection (d) must pay the costs upon invoicing, or other request or demand for payment, by the Agency. Costs for which a person is liable under this subsection (d) are in addition to any other fees, penalties, or other relief provided under this Act or any other law.
Moneys collected under this subsection (d) shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund established under Section 22.8 of this Act. The Agency may adopt rules relating to the collection of costs due under this subsection (d).
(e) The Agency shall not issue a permit or permit modification for the underground injection of carbon dioxide unless all costs for which the permittee is liable under subsection (d) of this Section have been paid.
(f) No person shall fail or refuse to pay costs for which the person is liable under subsection (d) of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 97-96, eff. 7-13-11; 97-239, eff. 8-2-11.)