(740 ILCS 113/5)
As used in this Act:
"Damages" means damages of any kind for which liability may exist under the
laws of this State resulting from, arising out of, or related to the discharge
or threatened discharge of oil.
"Discharge" means an emission, other than natural seepage, intentional or
unintentional, and includes, but is not limited to, spilling, leaking, pumping,
pouring, emitting, emptying, or dumping.
"Federal on-scene coordinator" means the federal official predesignated by
the United States Environmental Protection Agency or the United States Coast
Guard to coordinate and direct federal responses under subpart D, or the
official designated by the lead agency to coordinate and direct removal under
subpart E, of the National Contingency Plan.
"National Contingency Plan" means the National Contingency Plan prepared and
published under Section 311(d) of the federal Water Pollution Control Act, 33
U.S.C. 1321(d), as amended by the Oil Pollution Act of 1980, Public Law No.
"Oil" means oil of any kind or in any form, including, but not limited to,
petroleum, fuel oil, sludge, oil refuse, and oil mixed with waste other than
dredged spoil, but does not include petroleum, including crude oil or any
fraction of crude oil, that is specifically listed or designated as a hazardous
substance under subparagraphs (A) through (F) of Section 101(14) of the federal
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act (42 U.S.C.
9601) and that is subject to the provision of that Act.
"Person" means an individual, a corporation, a partnership, an association,
the State, a municipality, a commission, or a political subdivision of the
State, or an interstate body.
"Removal costs" means the costs of removal incurred after a discharge of oil
or, when there is a substantial threat of a discharge of oil, the costs to
prevent, minimize, or mitigate oil pollution from an incident.
"Responsible party" means a responsible party as defined under Section 1001
of the Oil Pollution Act of 1990, Public Law No. 101-380.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)