(420 ILCS 40/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 210-4)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2021)
    Sec. 4. Definitions. As used in this Act:
    (a) "Accreditation" means the process by which the Agency grants permission to persons meeting the requirements of this Act and the Agency's rules and regulations to engage in the practice of administering radiation to human beings.
    (a-2) "Agency" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    (a-3) "Assistant Director" means the Assistant Director of the Agency.
    (a-5) "By-product material" means: (1) any radioactive material (except special nuclear material) yielded in or made radioactive by exposure to radiation incident to the process of producing or utilizing special nuclear material; (2) the tailings or wastes produced by the extraction or concentration of uranium or thorium from any ore processed primarily for its source material content, including discrete surface wastes resulting from underground solution extraction processes but not including underground ore bodies depleted by such solution extraction processes; (3) any discrete source of radium-226 that is produced, extracted, or converted after extraction, before, on, or after August 8, 2005, for use for a commercial, medical, or research activity; (4) any material that has been made radioactive by use of a particle accelerator and is produced, extracted, or converted after extraction before, on, or after August 8, 2005, for use for a commercial, medical, or research activity; and (5) any discrete source of naturally occurring radioactive material, other than source material, that is extracted or converted after extraction for use in commercial, medical, or research activity before, on, or after August 8, 2005, and which the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission, in consultation with the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, the Secretary of Energy, the Secretary of Homeland Security, and the head of any other appropriate Federal agency, determines would pose a threat to the public health and safety or the common defense and security similar to the threat posed by a discrete source or radium-226.
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    (d) "General license" means a license, pursuant to regulations promulgated by the Agency, effective without the filing of an application to transfer, acquire, own, possess or use quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing, radioactive material, including but not limited to by-product, source or special nuclear materials.
    (d-1) "Identical in substance" means the regulations promulgated by the Agency would require the same actions with respect to ionizing radiation, for the same group of affected persons, as would federal laws, regulations, or orders if any federal agency, including but not limited to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Food and Drug Administration, or Environmental Protection Agency, administered the subject program in Illinois.
    (d-3) "Mammography" means radiography of the breast primarily for the purpose of enabling a physician to determine the presence, size, location and extent of cancerous or potentially cancerous tissue in the breast.
    (d-7) "Operator" is an individual, group of individuals, partnership, firm, corporation, association, or other entity conducting the business or activities carried on within a radiation installation.
    (e) "Person" means any individual, corporation, partnership, firm, association, trust, estate, public or private institution, group, agency, political subdivision of this State, any other State or political subdivision or agency thereof, and any legal successor, representative, agent, or agency of the foregoing, other than the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, and other than federal government agencies licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto. "Person" also includes a federal entity (and its contractors) if the federal entity agrees to be regulated by the State or as otherwise allowed under federal law.
    (f) "Radiation" or "ionizing radiation" means gamma rays and x-rays, alpha and beta particles, high speed electrons, neutrons, protons, and other nuclear particles or electromagnetic radiations capable of producing ions directly or indirectly in their passage through matter; but does not include sound or radio waves or visible, infrared, or ultraviolet light.
    (f-5) "Radiation emergency" means the uncontrolled release of radioactive material from a radiation installation which poses a potential threat to the public health, welfare, and safety.
    (g) "Radiation installation" is any location or facility where radiation machines are used or where radioactive material is produced, transported, stored, disposed of, or used for any purpose.
    (h) "Radiation machine" is any device that produces radiation when in use.
    (i) "Radioactive material" means any solid, liquid, or gaseous substance which emits radiation spontaneously.
    (j) "Radiation source" or "source of ionizing radiation" means a radiation machine or radioactive material as defined herein.
    (k) "Source material" means (1) uranium, thorium, or any other material which the Agency declares by order to be source material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material to be such; or (2) ores containing one or more of the foregoing materials, in such concentration as the Agency declares by order to be source material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material in such concentration to be source material.
    (l) "Special nuclear material" means (1) plutonium, uranium 233, uranium enriched in the isotope 233 or in the isotope 235, and any other material which the Agency declares by order to be special nuclear material after the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission, or any successor thereto, has determined the material to be such, but does not include source material; or (2) any material artificially enriched by any of the foregoing, but does not include source material.
    (m) "Specific license" means a license, issued after application, to use, manufacture, produce, transfer, receive, acquire, own, or possess quantities of, or devices or equipment utilizing radioactive materials.
(Source: P.A. 95-511, eff. 8-28-07; 95-777, eff. 8-4-08; 96-1041, eff. 7-14-10.)