The site selection process established under this subsection shall require
the contractor selected by the Agency pursuant to Sections 5 and 10 of this
Act to propose one site to the Agency for approval.
(d) The contractor selected by the Agency under Sections 5 and
of this Act shall conduct evaluations,
including possible intrusive field investigations, of the sites and locations
identified under the site selection process established under subsection
(c-5) of this Section.
(e) Upon completion of the site evaluations,
contractor selected by the Agency shall identify one site of at least 640
acres that appears
promising for development of the regional disposal facility in compliance. The
contractor may conduct any other evaluation of the site identified under
this subsection that the contractor deems appropriate. Upon
completion of the evaluations under this subsection, the
prepare and submit to the Agency a report on the evaluation of the
identified site, including a recommendation as to whether the identified site
should be further considered for selection as a site for the
regional disposal facility. A site so recommended for further
consideration is hereinafter referred to as a "proposed site".
(g) The Agency may require a
contractor to submit a further report pursuant to subsection (e) of this
Section proposing another site from the locations identified under the site
selection process established pursuant to subsection (c-5) of this Section as likely to satisfy the criteria. The
new proposed site shall be the subject
of a public meeting under this subsection. The contractor selected by the Agency
additional sites until the Agency has approved a proposed site recommended by a
contractor. In the event that the Agency
does not approve any of the proposed sites recommended by the
contractor under this subsection, the Agency shall prepare a study containing, at a minimum, the Agency's
recommendations regarding the viability of the site selection
process established pursuant to this Act. The Agency
shall provide copies of the study to the Governor, the President and
Minority Leader of the Senate, and the Speaker and Minority Leader of the
House. The Agency shall also publish a notice of availability of the study
in the State newspaper and make copies of the report available without charge
to the public.
(i) Upon the Agency's approval, the contractor shall
proceed with the characterization and licensure of the proposed site under
Section 10.3 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 100-146, eff. 1-1-18