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415 ILCS 85/3
(415 ILCS 85/3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7953)
As used in this Act:
"Agency" means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency.
"Center" means the Illinois Sustainable Technology Center.
"Person" means any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm,
company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, political
subdivision, State agency, or any other legal entity, or its legal
representative, agent or assigns.
"Release" means emission to the air, discharge to surface waters or
off-site wastewater treatment facilities, or on-site release to the land,
including but not limited to landfills, surface impoundments and injection
"Toxic substance" means any substance listed by the Agency pursuant
to Section 4 of this Act.
"Toxic pollution prevention" means in-plant practices that reduce, avoid or
eliminate: (i) the use of toxic substances, (ii) the generation of toxic
constituents in wastes, (iii) the disposal or release of toxic substances into
the environment, or (iv) the development or manufacture of products with toxic
constituents, through the application of any of the following techniques:
(1) input substitution, which refers to replacing a
toxic substance or raw material used in a production process with a nontoxic or less toxic substance;
(2) product reformulation, which refers to
substituting for an existing end product an end product which is nontoxic or less toxic upon use, release or disposal;
(3) production process redesign or modification,
which refers to developing and using production processes of a different design than those currently used;
(4) production process modernization, which refers to
upgrading or replacing existing production process equipment or methods with other equipment or methods based on the same production process;
(5) improved operation and maintenance of existing
production process equipment and methods, which refers to modifying or adding to existing equipment or methods, including but not limited to such techniques as improved housekeeping practices, system adjustments, product and process inspections, and production process control equipment or methods;
(6) recycling, reuse or extended use of toxic
substances by using equipment or methods which become an integral part of the production process, including but not limited to filtration and other closed loop methods.
However, "toxic pollution prevention" shall not include or in any way be
inferred to promote or require incineration, transfer from one medium of
release to another, off-site or out of process waste recycling, or end of
pipe treatment of toxic substances.
"Trade secret" means any information concerning production processes
employed or substances manufactured, processed or otherwise used within a
facility which the Agency determines to satisfy the criteria established
under Section 3.490 of the Environmental Protection Act, and to
which specific trade secret status has been granted by the Agency.
(Source: P.A. 98-346, eff. 8-14-13.)