(420 ILCS 20/8)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 241-8)
Requirements for waste facility licensing.
(a) No person shall operate any facility for the storage, treatment, or
disposal of low-level radioactive wastes away from the point of generation in
Illinois without a license granted by the Agency.
(b) Each application for a license under this Section shall contain such
information as may be required by the Agency, including, but not limited
to, information respecting:
(1) estimates of the quantities and types of wastes
to be stored, treated or disposed of at the facility;
(2) the design specifications and proposed operating
procedures of the facility necessary to assure compliance with the rules adopted under Sections 6 and 7;
(3) financial and personnel information necessary to
assure the integrity and qualifications of the contractor selected to operate the facility;
(4) a closure plan to ensure the proper closure,
decommissioning, and post-closure care of the disposal facility; and
(5) a contingency plan to establish the procedures to
be followed in the event of unanticipated radioactive releases.
(c) The Director may issue a license for the construction and operation of
a facility authorized by this Act, provided the applicant for the
license has complied
with applicable provisions of this Act and regulations of the Agency.
license issued by the Director shall authorize the disposal of
mixed waste at any regional disposal facility. In the event that
an applicant or licensee proposes modifications to a facility, or
in the event
that the Director determines that modifications are necessary to conform to the
requirements of this Act, the Director may issue any license
necessary to protect human health and the environment and may specify the time
allowed to complete the modifications.
(d) Upon a determination by the Director of substantial noncompliance
with any license granted under this Act or upon a determination
an emergency exists posing a significant hazard to public health and the
environment, the Director may revoke a license issued under
this Act. Before revoking any
license, the Director shall serve notice upon the alleged violator setting
forth the Sections of this Act, or the rules adopted
Act, that are alleged to have been violated. The Director shall
one public hearing not later than 30 days following the notice.
(e) No person shall operate and the Director shall not issue any
license under this Section to operate any disposal facility for the shallow
land burial of low-level radioactive wastes in Illinois.
(g) Notwithstanding subsection (d) of Section 10.3 of this Act, a
license issued by the Agency to operate any regional
disposal facility shall be revoked as a matter of law to the extent that the
license authorizes disposal if:
(1) the facility accepts for disposal byproduct
material as defined in Section 11e(2) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2014), high-level radioactive waste or mixed waste, and
(2) (A) if the facility is located more than 1 1/2
miles from the boundary of a municipality and the county in which the facility is located passes an ordinance ordering the license revoked, or
(B) if the facility is located within a municipality
or within 1 1/2 miles of the boundary of a municipality and that municipality passes an ordinance ordering the license revoked.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)