(415 ILCS 5/9.15)
    Sec. 9.15. Greenhouse gases.
    (a) An air pollution construction permit shall not be required due to emissions of greenhouse gases if the equipment, site, or source is not subject to regulation, as defined by 40 CFR 52.21, as now or hereafter amended, for greenhouse gases. This exemption does not relieve an owner or operator from the obligation to comply with other applicable rules or regulations.
    (b) An air pollution operating permit shall not be required due to emissions of greenhouse gases if the equipment, site, or source is not subject to regulation, as defined by Section 39.5 of this Act, for greenhouse gases. This exemption does not relieve an owner or operator from the obligation to comply with other applicable rules or regulations.
    (c) Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in this Section, an air pollution construction or operating permit shall not be required due to emissions of greenhouse gases if any of the following events occur:
        (1) enactment of federal legislation depriving the
    
Administrator of the USEPA of authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act;
        (2) the issuance of any opinion, ruling, judgment,
    
order, or decree by a federal court depriving the Administrator of the USEPA of authority to regulate greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act; or
        (3) action by the President of the United States or
    
the President's authorized agent, including the Administrator of the USEPA, to repeal or withdraw the Greenhouse Gas Tailoring Rule (75 Fed. Reg. 31514, June 3, 2010).
    This subsection (c) does not relieve an owner or operator from the obligation to comply with applicable rules or regulations other than those relating to greenhouse gases.
    (d) If any event listed in subsection (c) of this Section occurs, permits issued after such event shall not impose permit terms or conditions addressing greenhouse gases during the effectiveness of any event listed in subsection (c).
    (e) If an event listed in subsection (c) of this Section occurs, any owner or operator with a permit that includes terms or conditions addressing greenhouse gases may elect to submit an application to the Agency to address a revision or repeal of such terms or conditions. The Agency shall expeditiously process such permit application in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.
(Source: P.A. 97-95, eff. 7-12-11.)