(415 ILCS 98/10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 10. Definitions.
    "Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
    "Board" means the Illinois Pollution Control Board.
    "Collection program" means a system for the collection, transportation, recycling, and disposal of out-of-service mercury thermostats that is financed and managed or provided by a thermostat manufacturer individually or collectively with other thermostat manufacturers in accordance with this Act.
    "Commercial building" has the meaning ascribed to that term in subsection (d) of Section 10.09-1 of the Capital Development Board Act.
    "Contractor" means a person engaged in the business of installation, service, or removal of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning components.
    "Loose mercury ampoule" means an enclosed glass vessel that contains liquid mercury and has been removed intact from a mercury thermostat.
    "Mercury thermostat" means a thermostat that meets the definition of a "mercury thermostat" under subsection (f) of Section 22.23b of the Environmental Protection Act.
    "Out-of-service mercury thermostat" means a mercury thermostat that is removed, replaced, or otherwise taken out of service.
    "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 its legal representatives, agents, or assigns.
    "Qualified contractor" means a person engaged in the business of installation, service, or removal of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning components who employs 7 or more service technicians or installers or who is located in an area outside of an urban area, as defined by the United States Bureau of the Census.
    "Qualified local government authorities" means household hazardous waste facilities, solid waste management agencies, environmental management agencies, or departments of public health.
    "Thermostat manufacturer" means a person who owns or owned a name brand of one or more mercury thermostats sold in the State.
    "Thermostat retailer" means a person who sells thermostats of any kind primarily to homeowners or other nonprofessionals through any sale or distribution mechanism, including, but not limited to, sales using the Internet or catalogs. A thermostat retailer that meets the definition of thermostat wholesaler shall be considered a thermostat wholesaler.
    "Thermostat wholesaler" means a person who is engaged in the distribution and wholesale selling of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning components, including, but not limited to, thermostats, to contractors, and whose total wholesale sales account for 80% or more of its total sales. A thermostat manufacturer, as defined in this Section, is not a thermostat wholesaler.
(Source: P.A. 99-122, eff. 7-23-15.)