(415 ILCS 5/22.30)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.30)
Grease trap sludge.
(a) As used in this Section: (i) "treatment works" has the meaning
provided in Section 19.2 of this Act and (ii) "grease trap sludge" means the
solid, lighter than water fraction of wastewaters from the handling,
processing, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food that are discharged to
a pretreatment unit or device commonly referred to as a grease trap. The
principal components of grease trap sludge are fats, oils, and greases.
(b) Beginning January 1, 1992, no person
may dispose of any untreated grease trap sludge by any method of land
(c) Beginning January 1, 1995, no person may cause or allow the discharge,
deposit, or disposal of any grease trap sludge into a treatment works or into
any sewer tributary to a treatment works, except pursuant to the express
authorization, by ordinance or license, of the owner of the treatment works and
the owner of the sewer. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to
require treatment works or sewer owners to establish any ordinances or programs
to provide such authorization.
(d) Beginning January 1, 1995, no person may cause or allow the
transportation or acceptance of grease trap sludge for rendering, storage,
or disposal away from the site where the sludge was generated, unless the
sludge is accompanied by a shipping paper containing, at a minimum, the
information prescribed in subsection (e). No specific form of shipping paper
is required by this Section, but a form may be prescribed pursuant to
(e) Each shipping paper shall contain at a minimum the following
(1) The name and telephone number of the generator of
the sludge, the street address of the grease trap, the volume of grease trap sludge removed, the legible signature of an authorized representative of the generator, and the date of the sludge removal.
(2) The name, address, and telephone number of the
sludge transporter, an acknowledgement of receipt of the sludge, the legible signature of an authorized representative of the transporter, and the date of sludge collection.
(3) The name, street address, and telephone number of
the facility receiving the sludge, an acknowledgement of such receipt, the legible signature of an authorized representative of the receiving facility, and the date of sludge receipt.
(f) The grease trap sludge generator, transporter, and management facility
operator shall each retain a copy of the shipping paper for a minimum of 2
years, and shall produce such documents upon request of
the Agency, or the owner of the affected treatment works.
(g) The owner of a treatment works is authorized, but not required, to
establish a program to register or license the collection and transportation of
grease trap sludge from grease traps within the owner's jurisdiction, and to
charge a fee therefor. Further, the owner of a treatment works is authorized,
but not required, to develop and require the use of a particular form of
shipping paper for use in effecting the requirement of subsection (d).
(h) Violations of this Section shall be subject to the civil penalties
specified in subsection (a) of Section 42 of this Act. However, if an action
to enforce this
Section is brought by or on behalf of the owner of a treatment works, the owner
shall be entitled to recover 75% of any penalty assessed.
(Source: P.A. 87-310; 87-895; 88-633, eff. 1-1-95.)