(415 ILCS 97/5)
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2022)
For the purposes of this Act:
"Agency" means the Environmental Protection Agency.
"Capture rate" means the number of convenience light mercury switches removed from end-of-life vehicles prior to the vehicle being flattened, crushed, baled, shredded, or otherwise processed for recycling as a percentage of the total number of convenience light mercury switches available for removal from end-of-life vehicles that are flattened, crushed, shredded, or otherwise processed for recycling.
"End-of-life vehicle" means any vehicle that is sold, given, or otherwise conveyed to a vehicle recycler or scrap metal recycler for the purpose of resale of its parts or recycling.
"Manufacturer" means a person who is the last person in the production or assembly process of a new motor vehicle that uses one or more mercury switches or, in the case of an imported vehicle, the importer or domestic distributor of the vehicle. "Manufacturer" does not include any person engaged in the business of selling new motor vehicles at retail or converting or modifying new motor vehicles after the production or assembly process.
"Mercury switch" means each mercury-containing capsule or mercury-containing switch assembly that is part of a convenience light switch assembly or part of an anti-lock braking system assembly installed in a vehicle. An anti-lock braking system assembly may contain more than one mercury switch.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, State agency, or any other legal entity, or their legal representative, agent, or assigns.
"Scrap metal recycler" means a person who engages in the business of shredding or otherwise processing end-of-life vehicles or other scrap metal into prepared grades and whose principal product is scrap iron, scrap steel, or nonferrous metallic scrap for sale for remelting purposes.
"Vehicle" means "motor vehicle" as that term is defined in the Illinois Vehicle Code, but excluding second division vehicles weighing more than 8,000 pounds.
"Vehicle crusher" means a person, other than a vehicle recycler or a scrap metal recycler, who engages in the business of flattening, crushing, or otherwise processing end-of-life vehicles for recycling. Vehicle crushers include, but are not limited to, persons who use fixed or mobile equipment to flatten or crush end-of-life vehicles for a vehicle recycler or a scrap recycler.
"Vehicle recycler" means a person who engages in the business of acquiring, dismantling, removing parts from, or destroying 6 or more end-of-life vehicles in a calendar year for the primary purpose of reselling the vehicle parts.
(Source: P.A. 94-732, eff. 4-24-06