(415 ILCS 5/17.3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.3)
(a) The Agency may propose to the Board, pursuant to
Section 28, a regulation establishing the boundary for a regulated recharge
area if any of the following conditions exist:
(1) the Agency has previously issued one or more
advisories within the area;
(2) the Agency determines that a completed
groundwater protection needs assessment demonstrates a need for regional protection; or
(3) mapping completed by the Department of Natural
Resources identifies a recharge area for which protection is warranted.
(b) The Agency shall propose to the Board, pursuant to Section 28, a
regulation establishing the boundary for a regulated recharge area if a
committee files a petition requesting and justifying such action, unless the
(1) determines that an equivalent proposal is already
pending before the Board and so notifies the petitioner within 60 days of the receipt of the petition; or
(2) provides within 120 days a written explanation of
why such action is not otherwise warranted.
Such action shall constitute a final determination of the Agency.
(c) At least 60 days prior to the filing of a proposal to establish the
boundary for a regulated
recharge area, the Agency shall notify in writing each affected
county, municipality, township, soil and water conservation district and
water district, and shall publish a notice of such intended action in a
newspaper of general circulation within the affected area.
(d) In proposing a boundary for a regulated recharge area under this
Section the Agency shall identify each community water supply well for
which protection up to 2500 feet will be provided by operation of the
regulations adopted by the Board under subsection (b) of Section 14.4
relative to existing activities within the proposed regulated recharge area.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)