(415 ILCS 5/57)
    Sec. 57. Intent and purpose. This Title shall be known and may be cited as the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program (LUST). The purpose of this Title is, in accordance with the requirements of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 and in accordance with the State's interest in the protection of Illinois' land and water resources: (1) to adopt procedures for the remediation of underground storage tank sites due to the release of petroleum and other substances regulated under this Title from certain underground storage tanks or related tank systems; (2) to establish and provide procedures for a Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program which will oversee and review any remediation required for leaking underground storage tanks, and administer the Underground Storage Tank Fund; (3) to establish an Underground Storage Tank Fund intended to be a State fund by which persons who qualify for access to the Underground Storage Tank Fund may satisfy the financial responsibility requirements under applicable State law and regulations; (4) to establish requirements for eligible owners and operators of underground storage tanks to seek payment for any costs associated with physical soil classification, groundwater investigation, site classification and corrective action from the Underground Storage Tank Fund; and (5) to audit and approve corrective action efforts performed by Licensed Professional Engineers.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)