(430 ILCS 100/3)
(from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 7703)
As used in this Act:
"Administrator" means the Administrator of the United States
Environmental Protection Agency.
"Environment" means water, air, and land and the interrelationship that
exists among and between water, air, land, and all living things.
"Extremely hazardous substance" means the list of substances designated
as extremely hazardous by the United States Environmental Protection Agency
under 42 U.S.C. 11002(a), as now or hereafter amended.
"Facility" means all buildings, equipment, structures, and other
stationary items that are located on a single site or on contiguous or
adjacent sites and that are owned or operated by the same person (or by
any person that controls, is controlled by, or under common control with,
such person). For purposes of Section 304 of the Federal Act, the term includes motor
vehicles, rolling stock, and aircraft.
"Federal Act" means Title III of the Superfund Amendments and
Reauthorization Act of 1986 (P.L. 99-499).
"Hazardous chemical" means any hazardous chemical as defined under 29
U.S.C. 1910.1200, except that "hazardous chemical" does not include the
(1) Any food, food additive, color additive, drug or
"Hazardous substance" means a substance or mixture designated as
hazardous by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under 42
"IEMA" means the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
"Local Emergency Planning Committee" or "LEPC" means the committee
appointed by the SERC in accordance with Section 301(c) of the Superfund
Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq.).
"Material Safety Data Sheet" or "MSDS" means a completed form recognized by the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, equivalent manufacturer's
literature, or another form containing substantially the same information
pertaining to a specific hazardous chemical or a mixture containing one or
more hazardous chemicals.
"Person" means any individual, trust, firm, joint stock company,
corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association,
State, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a State, federal
government, or interstate body.
"Release" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting,
emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing
into the environment (including the abandonment or discarding of barrels,
containers, and other closed receptacles) of any hazardous chemical,
extremely hazardous chemical, or toxic chemical.
"Reportable quantity" is the quantity of an extremely hazardous
substance or hazardous substance determined by USEPA under 42 U.S.C.
11002(a) and 42 U.S.C. 9602(a).
"State Emergency Response Commission" or "SERC" means the Illinois Emergency
Management Agency as appointed by the Governor in
accordance with Section 301 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization
Act of 1986 (42 U.S.C. 11001 et seq.) to carry out all State
responsibilities required by this Act.
"Threshold planning quantity" is the quantity of an extremely
hazardous substance determined by USEPA under 42 U.S.C. 11002(a).
"USEPA" means the United States Environmental Protection Agency.
(Source: P.A. 86-449; 87-168.)