(415 ILCS 5/22.23a)
Fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps.
(a) As used in this Section, "fluorescent or high intensity discharge
lamp" means a lighting device that contains mercury and generates light
through the discharge of electricity either directly or indirectly through a
fluorescent coating, including a mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, or metal
halide lamp containing mercury, lead, or cadmium.
(b) No person may knowingly cause or allow the disposal of any fluorescent
or high intensity discharge lamp in any municipal waste incinerator beginning
July 1, 1997. This Section does not apply to lamps generated by households.
(c) (1) Hazardous fluorescent and high intensity
discharge lamps are hereby designated as a category of universal waste subject to the streamlined hazardous waste rules set forth in Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Subtitle G, Chapter I, Subchapter c, Part 733 ("Part 733"). Within 60 days of August 19, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act 90-502) the Agency shall propose, and within 180 days of receipt of the Agency's proposal the Board shall adopt, rules that reflect this designation and that prescribe procedures and standards for the management of hazardous fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps as universal waste.
(2) If the United States Environmental Protection
Agency adopts streamlined hazardous waste regulations pertaining to the management of fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps, or otherwise exempts those lamps from regulation as hazardous waste, the Board shall adopt an equivalent rule in accordance with Section 7.2 of this Act within 180 days of adoption of the federal regulation. The equivalent Board rule may serve as an alternative to the rules adopted under subdivision (1) of this subsection.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)