(415 ILCS 5/9.5)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1009.5)
(a) The General Assembly finds that:
(1) The public health and welfare may be endangered by the release of
toxic contaminants into the air which are carcinogenic, teratogenic, mutagenic or
otherwise injurious to humans or the environment.
(2) Existing federal programs may not be adequate to protect the public and
the environment from low-level, chronic exposure to toxic air contaminants.
(b) It is the purpose of this Section to establish a State program to
identify and adopt regulations for toxic air contaminants in Illinois.
(c) The Board, pursuant to Title VII, shall
promulgate a list of toxic air contaminants. The list published under
this subsection shall include any air contaminant which may cause or
significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in
serious irreversible or incapacitating reversible illness, or may pose a
significant threat to human health or the environment. The Agency
shall propose to the
Board for adoption a list which meets the requirement of this subsection.
The provisions of subsection (b) of Section 27 of this Act shall not
apply to rulemakings under this subsection (c).
(d) The Board, pursuant to Title VII,
shall adopt regulations establishing a program to control toxic
contaminants released into the air in a manner that protects the public health and the
environment. The Agency shall propose
regulations to the Board for adoption which meet the requirements of this subsection.
(e) The requirements of this Section shall not apply to the following:
(1) retail dry cleaning operations;
(2) retail and noncommercial storage and handling of motor fuels;
(3) combustion processes using only commercial fuel, including internal
(4) incidental or minor sources including laboratory-scale operations,
and such other sources or categories of sources which are determined by the
Board to be of minor significance.
(Source: P.A. 85-752.)