(415 ILCS 5/52.3-3)
Effect of Environmental Management System Agreements.
(a) An Environmental Management System Agreement shall operate in lieu of
all applicable requirements under Illinois and federal environmental statutes,
regulations, and existing permits that are identified in the Agreement. Any
environmental statute, regulation, or condition in an existing permit that
differs from a term or condition in an Agreement shall cease to apply from the
effective date of an initial or renewed Agreement until it is terminated or
(b) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section, no Agreement
into by the Agency may allow a participant to cause air or water pollution or
an unauthorized release in violation of this Act.
(c) Nothing in this Section shall reduce, eliminate, or in any way affect
any fees that a participant in this program may be subject to under any
federal environmental statute or regulation or under this Act or any
rule promulgated hereunder.
(d) Applicants for participation in the Environmental Management System
Agreement Program shall pay all costs associated with public
notice and hearings.
(Source: P.A. 89-465, eff. 6-13-96.)