(420 ILCS 40/10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 210-10)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 10. Licensing of certain sources of ionizing radiation.
    (1) The Agency shall provide by rule or regulation for general or specific licensing of by-product materials, source materials, special nuclear materials, or devices or equipment utilizing or producing such materials. Such rule or regulation shall provide for amendment, suspension, or revocation of licenses.
    (2) The Agency is authorized to require registration of other sources of ionizing radiation.
    (3) The Agency is authorized to exempt certain sources of ionizing radiation or kinds of uses or users from the licensing requirements set forth in this section when the Agency makes a finding that the exemption of such sources of ionizing radiation or kinds of uses or users will not constitute a significant risk to health and safety of the public.
    (4) The Agency is authorized to enforce rules pertaining to labeling, handling, packaging, transferring and transporting radiation sources.
    (5) The Agency is authorized to require licensees, including those conducting activities involving by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 or possessing such material, to provide adequate financial assurances such as surety bonds, cash deposits, certificates of deposit, or deposits of government securities to protect the State against costs in the event of site abandonment or failure of a licensee to meet the Agency's requirements, as well as the costs of site reclamation and long-term site monitoring and maintenance. In the event that custody of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4, and the site at which such material is disposed of, is transferred to the Federal Government, any financial assurances collected for reclamation and long-term monitoring and maintenance for that site shall be transferred to the Federal Government.
    (6) The Agency is authorized to promulgate rules establishing radiation exposure limits for given population groups, including differential exposure limits based on age.
    (7) The Agency is authorized to promulgate rules to provide specific standards for what training or equivalent experience it will require of a physician before approving a specific license for human use of sealed radiation sources.
    (8) Rules and regulations promulgated to implement this Act may provide for recognition of other State or Federal licenses as the Agency may deem desirable, subject to such registration requirements as the Agency may prescribe.
    (9) This Section shall not be applicable to radiation sources or materials regulated by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission until an agreement or agreements have been entered into pursuant to Section 11 of this Act.
    (10) In the licensing and the regulation of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4, or of any activity which results in the production of such by-product material, the Agency shall provide by rule or regulation, and shall require compliance with, standards for the protection of the public health and safety and the environment which are equivalent to, to the extent practicable, or more stringent than, standards adopted and enforced by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for the same purpose, including requirements and standards promulgated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
    (11) Not later than 30 days after submission to the Agency of an application for a new license for a fixed location facility or a license amendment for a new location for a facility, the Agency shall provide written notice of the application to the municipality where the facility is to be located. If the facility is to be located in an unincorporated area, the notice shall be provided to the county in which the facility is to be located and to each municipality located within one and one-half miles of the facility. As used in this subsection, "fixed location facility" or "facility" means a parcel of land or a site, including the structures, equipment, and improvements on or appurtenant to the land or site, that is to be used by the applicant for the utilization, manufacture, storage, or distribution of licensed radioactive materials or devices or equipment utilizing or producing licensed radioactive materials, but shall not include a temporary job site.
(Source: P.A. 94-104, eff. 7-1-05.)