(415 ILCS 5/22.33)
Compost quality standards.
(a) By January 1, 1994, the Agency shall develop and make recommendations
to the Board concerning (i) performance standards for landscape waste compost
facilities and (ii) testing procedures and standards for the end-product
compost produced by landscape waste compost facilities.
Performance standards for landscape waste compost facilities shall at a
(1) the management of odor;
(2) the management of surface water;
(3) contingency planning for handling end-product
compost material that does not meet requirements of subsection (b);
(4) plans for intended purposes of end-use product;
(5) a financial assurance plan necessary to restore
the site as specified in Agency permit.
(b) By December 1, 1997, the Board shall adopt:
(1) performance standards for landscape waste compost
(2) testing procedures and standards for the
end-product compost produced by landscape waste compost facilities.
The Board shall evaluate the merits of different standards for
end-product compost applications.
(c) On-site composting that is used solely for the purpose of composting
landscape waste generated on-site and that will not be offered for off-site
sale or use is exempt from any standards promulgated under subsections (a) and
(b). Subsection (b)(2) shall not apply to end-product compost used as daily
cover or vegetative amendment in the final layer. Subsection (b) applies to
any end-product compost offered for sale or use in Illinois.
(d) Standards adopted under this Section do not apply to compost operations exempt from permitting under paragraph (1.5) of subsection (q) of Section 21 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-239, eff. 8-9-13.)