(420 ILCS 40/13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 210-13)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 13. Custody of by-product disposal sites; storage and disposal fee.
    (1) Any radioactive materials license which authorizes any activity that results in the production of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 or which authorizes the possession of such by-product material, and which is subsequently terminated without renewal, shall be terminated in compliance with this Section and the rules and regulations promulgated pursuant thereto.
    (2) Any radioactive materials license issued or renewed after August 5, 1988, which authorizes any activity that results in the production of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 or which authorizes the possession of such by-product material shall contain such terms and conditions as the Agency determines to be necessary to assure that, prior to termination of such license:
        (A) The licensee will comply with prerequisites for
    
termination including, but not limited to, decontamination, decommissioning and reclamation requirements prescribed by the Agency which shall be equivalent to, to the extent practicable, or more stringent than, those of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission for sites at which ores were processed primarily for their source material content, and at which such by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 is deposited.
        (B) If the State exercises the option to acquire land
    
used for the disposal of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4, ownership of the land and such by-product material which resulted from the licensed activity shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, be transferred to the State.
    (3) The Agency shall:
        (A) Require by rule, regulation or order that, prior
    
to the termination of any license, title to both the land which is used under such license for disposal of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4, and the by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4, shall be transferred to the United States or the State unless, prior to such termination, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission determines that transfer of title to such land and such by-product material is not necessary or desirable to protect the public health, safety or welfare.
        (B) Terminate radioactive materials licenses that
    
authorize any activity that results in the production of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 or that authorize the possession of such material, only if, prior to termination of such licenses, the licensee has completed decontamination of all properties that have been identified as being contaminated with by-product material at the licensed site and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission has determined that all applicable standards and requirements pertaining to such material have been met.
        (C) In the event title is transferred to the State in
    
accordance with paragraph (B) of subsection (2) of this Section, maintain the by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 and the land used for disposal of such by-product material in such a manner as to protect the public health and safety and the environment.
        (D) Undertake such monitoring, maintenance and
    
emergency measures as are necessary, determined on its own initiative or by the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, to protect the public health and safety from those materials and property for which the State has assumed custody pursuant to this Act.
    (4) The transfer of title to land used for disposal of by-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 or such by-product material to the United States or the State shall not relieve any licensee of liability for any breach of contract, tort or fraudulent or negligent act or omission prior to such transfer.
    (5) By-product material as defined in subsection (a-5)(2) of Section 4 and land transferred to the United States or the State in accordance with this Section shall be transferred without cost to the United States or the State, other than administrative and legal costs incurred by the United States or the State in carrying out such transfer.
    (6) In accordance with the provisions of the Uranium Mill Tailings Radiation Control Act of 1978, the use of the surface or subsurface estates, or both, of the land transferred to the United States or the State pursuant to paragraph (B) of subsection (2) of this Section is prohibited unless the Commission permits such use after first determining that the use would not endanger the public health, safety or welfare or the environment.
(Source: P.A. 94-104, eff. 7-1-05.)