(420 ILCS 37/10)
(a) "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(b) "Director" means the Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(c) "Disposal" means the isolation of waste from the biosphere in a
permanent facility designed for that purpose.
(d) "Facility" means a parcel of land or a site, together with structures,
equipment, and improvements on or appurtenant to the land or site, that is used
or is being developed for the treatment, storage, or disposal of low-level
(e) "Low-level radioactive waste" or "waste" means radioactive waste not
classified as (1) high-level radioactive waste, (2) transuranic waste, (3)
spent nuclear fuel, or (4) by-product material as defined in Section 11e(2) of
the Atomic Energy Act. This definition shall apply notwithstanding any
declaration by the federal government or a state that any radioactive material
is exempt from any regulatory control.
(f) "Person" means an individual, corporation, business enterprise, or other
legal entity, public or private, or any legal successor, representative, agent,
or agency of that individual, corporation, business enterprise, or legal
(g) "Regional facility" or "disposal facility" means a facility that is
located in Illinois and established by Illinois, under designation of Illinois
host state by the Commission for disposal of waste.
(h) "Storage" means the temporary holding of waste for treatment or
disposal for a period determined by Agency regulations.
(i) "Treatment" means any method, technique, or process, including storage
for radioactive decay, that is designed to change the physical, chemical, or
biological characteristics or composition of any waste in order to render the
waste safer for transport, storage, or disposal, amenable to recovery,
convertible to another usable material, or reduced in volume.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)