(415 ILCS 5/22.45)
Subtitle D management fee exemptions; pre-existing contracts.
(a) The Agency shall grant exemptions from the fee requirements of Section
22.44 of this Act for permanent disposal or transport of solid waste meeting
all of the following criteria:
(1) Permanent disposal of the solid waste is pursuant
to a written contract between the owner or operator of the sanitary landfill and some other person, or transport of the solid waste is pursuant to a written contract between the transporter and some other person.
(2) The contract for permanent disposal or transport
of solid waste was lawfully executed on or before September 13, 1993 and by its express terms continues beyond January 1, 1994.
(3) The contract for permanent disposal or transport
of solid waste establishes a fixed fee or compensation, does not allow the operator or transporter to pass the fee through to another party, and does not allow voluntary cancellation or renegotiation of the compensation or fee during the term of the contract.
(4) The contract was lawfully executed on or before
September 13, 1993 and has not been amended at any time after that date.
(b) Exemptions granted under this Section shall cause the solid waste
received by an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill pursuant to a contract
exempted under this Section to be disregarded in calculating the volume or
weight of solid waste permanently disposed of during a calendar year under
Section 22.44 of this Act.
(c) An owner or operator of a sanitary landfill shall keep accurate records
and prove, to the satisfaction of the Agency, the volume or weight of solid
waste received under an exemption during a calendar year.
(d) Exemptions under this Section shall expire upon the expiration, renewal,
or amendment of the exempted contract, whichever occurs first.
(e) For the purposes of this Section, the term "some other person" shall
only include persons that are independent operating entities. For purposes of
this Section, a person is not an independent operating entity if:
(1) the person has any officers or directors that are
also officers or directors of the sanitary landfill or transporter;
(2) the person is a parent corporation, subsidiary,
or affiliate of the owner or operator of the sanitary landfill or transporter; or
(3) the person and the owner or operator of the
sanitary landfill or transporter are owned by the same entity.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)