(415 ILCS 5/22.16a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.16a)
    Sec. 22.16a. Additional fee exemptions.
    (a) In accordance with the findings and purposes of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, the Agency shall grant exemptions from the fee requirements of Section 22.15 of this Act for solid waste meeting all of the following criteria:
        (1) the waste is non-putrescible and homogeneous and
does not contain free liquids;
        (2) combustion of the waste would not provide
practical energy recovery or practical reduction in volume; and
        (3) the applicant for exemption demonstrates that it
is not technologically and economically reasonable to recycle or reuse the waste.
    (b) Exemptions granted under this Section shall cause the solid waste exempted under subsection (a) which is permanently disposed of by an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill to be disregarded in calculating the volume or weight of solid waste permanently disposed of during a calendar year under Section 22.15 of this Act.
    (c) Applications for exemptions under this Section must be submitted on forms provided by the Agency for such purpose, together with proof of satisfaction of all criteria for granting the exemption. For applications received on or after March 1, 1989, exemptions issued under subsection (a) shall be effective beginning with the next calendar quarter following issuance of the exemption.
    (d) If the Agency denies a request made pursuant to subsection (a), the applicant may seek review before the Board pursuant to Section 40 as if the Agency had denied an application for a permit. If the Agency fails to act within 90 days after receipt of an application, the request shall be deemed granted until such time as the Agency has taken final action.
    (e) It shall be the duty of an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill to keep accurate records and to prove to the satisfaction of the Agency the volume or weight of solid waste received under an exemption during a calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)