(510 ILCS 77/55)
Rules; Livestock Management Facilities Advisory Committee.
(a) There is hereby established a Livestock Management Facilities Advisory
Committee, which shall include the Directors of the Department of Agriculture,
the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Natural Resources, and
the Department of Public Health, or their designees. The Director of
Agriculture or his or her designee shall serve as the Chair of the Advisory
Committee. Members of the
Advisory Committee may organize themselves as they deem necessary and shall
serve without compensation.
(b) The Advisory Committee shall review, evaluate, and make recommendations
to the Department of Agriculture for rules necessary for the
implementation of this Act. Based upon the recommendations of the Advisory
Committee, the Department of Agriculture shall: (i) propose rules to the Pollution Control Board for
the implementation of
design and construction standards for livestock
waste handling facilities as set forth in Sections 13 and 15(a-5) of
the standards set forth in the American Society of Agricultural Engineers'
Engineering Practices and Data (ASAE Standards) and future updates, Midwest
Service's Concrete Manure Storage Handbook (MWPS-36) and future updates and
related supplemental technical documents, the Midwest Plan Service's Livestock
Waste Facilities Handbook (MWPS-18) and future updates and related supplemental
technical documents or similar standards used by the Natural Resources
Service of the United States Department of Agriculture; and (ii) on
and after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1999, provide public notice in
newspaper, the Illinois Register, and on the Department's Internet website;
hearings during the first notice period; and take public comments and adopt
to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act for all Sections of this Act other
design and construction standards for livestock waste handling facility as set
Sections 13 and 15(a-5).
Pollution Control Board shall hold hearings on and adopt rules
the implementation of
design and construction standards for livestock waste handling facilities
as set forth in Sections 13 and 15(a-5) of this Act in the manner
provided for in Sections 27 and 28
of the Environmental Protection Act. Rules adopted pursuant to this Section
shall take into account all available pollution control technologies
and shall be
technologically feasible and economically reasonable.
(d) The Advisory Committee shall meet once every 6 months after the
effective date of this amendatory Act of 1997 to review, evaluate, and make
recommendations to the Department of Agriculture concerning the Department's
random inspection of livestock waste lagoons under Section 16 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 90-565, eff. 6-1-98; 91-110, eff. 7-13-99.)