(415 ILCS 55/9.1)
Notification of actual or potential contamination.
(a) Whenever the
Agency identifies any volatile organic compound in excess of the Board's
Groundwater Quality Standards or the Safe Drinking Water Act maximum
level while performing its obligations under Section 7 of this Act, Section
13.1 of the Environmental Protection Act, or the federal Safe Drinking
Water Act, the Agency shall notify the Department, unless notification has
already been provided, and the unit of local government affected.
(b) Within 60 days of receipt of notice provided for in subsection (a) of
the Department, or the Department in coordination with the delegated county
health department, shall provide notice to the public identifying the
contaminants of concern. The notice shall be provided by means of
print media and must be designed to inform the owner of any private water
semi-private water system, or non-community public water system within an area
potentially affected by the identified contamination of the need for the system
owner to test the system for possible contamination. The notice shall
in the media for 3 consecutive weeks.
(c) A unit of local government shall take any action that it deems
appropriate, such as informing any homeowner who potentially could be adversely
a reasonable time after notification by the Agency under subsection (a) of this
(Source: P.A. 92-652, eff. 7-11-02.)