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EXECUTIVE BRANCH
(20 ILCS 3310/) Nuclear Safety Law of 2004.

20 ILCS 3310/1

    (20 ILCS 3310/1)
    Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the Nuclear Safety Law of 2004.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/5

    (20 ILCS 3310/5)
    Sec. 5. Cross references. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall exercise, administer, and enforce all rights, powers, and duties vested in Department of Nuclear Safety by the following named Acts or Sections of those Acts:
        (1) The Radiation Protection Act of 1990.
        (2) The Radioactive Waste Storage Act.
        (3) (Blank).
        (4) The Laser System Act of 1997.
        (5) The Illinois Nuclear Safety Preparedness Act.
        (6) The Radioactive Waste Compact Enforcement Act.
        (7) Illinois Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management
    
Act.
        (8) Illinois Nuclear Facility Safety Act.
        (9) Radioactive Waste Tracking and Permitting Act.
        (10) Radon Industry Licensing Act.
        (11) Uranium and Thorium Mill Tailings Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

20 ILCS 3310/10

    (20 ILCS 3310/10)
    Sec. 10. Nuclear and radioactive materials disposal. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall formulate a comprehensive plan regarding disposal of nuclear and radioactive materials in this State. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall establish minimum standards for disposal sites, shall evaluate and publicize potential effects on the public health and safety, and shall report to the Governor and General Assembly all violations of the adopted standards. In carrying out this function, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall work in cooperation with the Radiation Protection Advisory Council.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/15

    (20 ILCS 3310/15)
    Sec. 15. Radiation sources; radioactive waste disposal. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, instead of the Department of Nuclear Safety, shall register, license, inspect, and control radiation sources, shall purchase, lease, accept, or acquire lands, buildings, and grounds where radioactive wastes can be disposed, and shall supervise and regulate the operation of the disposal sites.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/20

    (20 ILCS 3310/20)
    Sec. 20. Nuclear waste sites.
    (a) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall conduct a survey and prepare and publish a list of sites in the State where nuclear waste has been deposited, treated, or stored.
    (b) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall monitor nuclear waste processing, use, handling, storage, and disposal practices in the State, and shall determine existing and expected rates of production of nuclear wastes.
    (c) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall compile and make available to the public an annual report identifying the type and quantities of nuclear waste generated, stored, treated, or disposed of within this State and containing the other information required to be collected under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/25

    (20 ILCS 3310/25)
    Sec. 25. Boiler and pressure vessel safety. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall exercise, administer, and enforce all of the following rights, powers, and duties:
        (1) Rights, powers, and duties vested in the
    
Department of Nuclear Safety by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act prior to the abolishment of the Department of Nuclear Safety, to the extent the rights, powers, and duties relate to nuclear steam-generating facilities.
        (2) Rights, powers, and duties relating to nuclear
    
steam-generating facilities vested in the Department of Nuclear Safety by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act prior to the abolishment of the Department of Nuclear Safety, which include but are not limited to the formulation of definitions, rules, and regulations for the safe and proper construction, installation, repair, use, and operation of nuclear steam-generating facilities, the adoption of rules for already installed nuclear steam-generating facilities, the adoption of rules for accidents in nuclear steam-generating facilities, the examination for or suspension of inspectors' licenses of the facilities, and the hearing of appeals from decisions relating to the facilities.
         (3) Rights, powers, and duties relating to nuclear
    
steam-generating facilities, vested in the State Fire Marshal, the Chief Inspector, or the Department of Nuclear Safety prior to its abolishment, by the Boiler and Pressure Vessel Safety Act, which include but are not limited to the employment of inspectors of nuclear steam-generating facilities, issuance or suspension of their commissions, prosecution of the Act or rules promulgated thereunder for violations by nuclear steam-generating facilities, maintenance of inspection records of all the facilities, publication of rules relating to the facilities, having free access to the facilities, issuance of inspection certificates of the facilities, and the furnishing of bonds conditioned upon the faithful performance of their duties. The Director of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency may designate a Chief Inspector, or other inspectors, as he or she deems necessary to perform the functions transferred by this Section.
    The transfer of rights, powers, and duties specified in paragraphs (1), (2), and (3) is limited to the program transferred by this Act and shall not be deemed to abolish or diminish the exercise of those same rights, powers, and duties by the Office of the State Fire Marshal, the Board of Boiler and Pressure Vessel Rules, the State Fire Marshal, or the Chief Inspector with respect to programs retained by the Office of the State Fire Marshal.
(Source: P.A. 95-777, eff. 8-4-08.)

20 ILCS 3310/30

    (20 ILCS 3310/30)
    Sec. 30. Powers vested in Environmental Protection Agency.
    (a) The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall exercise, administer, and enforce all rights, powers, and duties vested in the Environmental Protection Agency by paragraphs a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, 1, m, n, o, p, q, and r of Section 4 and by Sections 30 through 45 of the Environmental Protection Act, to the extent that these powers relate to standards of the Pollution Control Board adopted under Section 35 of this Act. The transfer of rights, powers, and duties specified in this Section is limited to the programs transferred by Public Act 81-1516 and this Act and shall not be deemed to abolish or diminish the exercise of those same rights, powers, and duties by the Environmental Protection Agency with respect to programs retained by the Environmental Protection Agency.
    (b) Notwithstanding provisions in Sections 4 and 17.7 of the Environmental Protection Act, the Environmental Protection Agency is not required to perform analytical services for community water supplies to determine compliance with contaminant levels for radionuclides as specified in State or federal drinking water regulations.
    (c) Community water supplies may request the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to perform analytical services to determine compliance with contaminant levels for radionuclides as specified in State or federal drinking water regulations. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency must adopt rules establishing reasonable fees reflecting the direct and indirect cost of testing community water supply samples. The rules may require a community water supply to commit to participation in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's testing program. Neither the Illinois Emergency Management Agency nor the Environmental Protection Agency is required to perform analytical services to determine contaminant levels for radionuclides from any community water supply that does not participate in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's testing program.
     Community water supplies that choose not to participate in the Illinois Emergency Management Agency's testing program or do not pay the fees established by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall have the duty to analyze all drinking water samples as required by State or federal safe drinking water regulations to determine radionuclide contaminant levels.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/35

    (20 ILCS 3310/35)
    Sec. 35. Pollution Control Board regulations concerning nuclear plants. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall enforce the regulations promulgated by the Pollution Control Board under Section 25b of the Environmental Protection Act. Under these regulations the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall require that a person, corporation, or public authority intending to construct a nuclear steam-generating facility or a nuclear fuel reprocessing plant file with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency an environmental feasibility report that incorporates the data provided in the preliminary safety analysis required to be filed with the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/40

    (20 ILCS 3310/40)
    Sec. 40. Regulation of nuclear safety. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall have primary responsibility for the coordination and oversight of all State governmental functions concerning the regulation of nuclear power, including low level waste management, environmental monitoring, and transportation of nuclear waste. Functions performed by the Department of State Police and the Department of Transportation in the area of nuclear safety, on the effective date of this Act, may continue to be performed by these agencies but under the direction of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. All other governmental functions regulating nuclear safety shall be coordinated by Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/45

    (20 ILCS 3310/45)
    Sec. 45. Appointment of Assistant Director. The Assistant Director shall be an officer appointed by the Governor, with the advice and consent of the Senate, and shall serve for a term of 2 years beginning on the third Monday in January of the odd-numbered year, and until a successor is appointed and has qualified; except that the first Assistant Director under this Act shall be the Director of Nuclear Safety. The Assistant Director shall not hold any other remunerative public office. The Assistant Director shall receive an annual salary as set by the Compensation Review Board.
(Source: P.A. 96-800, eff. 10-30-09.)

20 ILCS 3310/50

    (20 ILCS 3310/50)
    Sec. 50. Personnel transferred. Personnel previously assigned to the programs transferred from the Department of Nuclear Safety are hereby transferred to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The rights of the employees, the State, and executive agencies under the Personnel Code, any collective bargaining agreement, or any pension, retirement, or annuity plan shall not be affected by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/55

    (20 ILCS 3310/55)
    Sec. 55. Records and property transferred. All books, records, papers, documents, property (real or personal), unexpended appropriations, and pending business in any way pertaining to the rights, powers, and duties transferred by this Act shall be delivered and transferred to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/60

    (20 ILCS 3310/60)
    Sec. 60. Data available to Department of Public Health. All files, records, and data gathered by or under the direction or authority of the Director under the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois shall be made available to the Department of Public Health under the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/65

    (20 ILCS 3310/65)
    Sec. 65. Nuclear accident plan. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall have primary responsibility to formulate a comprehensive emergency preparedness and response plan for any nuclear accident. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall also train and maintain an emergency response team.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/70

    (20 ILCS 3310/70)
    Sec. 70. Nuclear and radioactive materials transportation plan. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall formulate a comprehensive plan regarding the transportation of nuclear and radioactive materials in Illinois. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall have primary responsibility for all State governmental regulation of the transportation of nuclear and radioactive materials, insofar as the regulation pertains to the public health and safety. This responsibility shall include but not be limited to the authority to oversee and coordinate regulatory functions performed by the Department of Transportation, the Department of State Police, and the Illinois Commerce Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/75

    (20 ILCS 3310/75)
    Sec. 75. State nuclear power policy. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, shall study (i) the impact and cost of nuclear power and compare these to the impact and cost of alternative sources of energy, (ii) the potential effects on the public health and safety of all radioactive emissions from nuclear power plants, and (iii) all other factors that bear on the use of nuclear power or on nuclear safety. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall formulate a general nuclear policy for the State based on the findings of the study. The policy shall include but not be limited to the feasibility of continued use of nuclear power, effects of the use of nuclear power on the public health and safety, minimum acceptable standards for the location of any future nuclear power plants, and rules and regulations for the reporting by public utilities of radioactive emissions from power plants. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall establish a reliable system for communication between the public and the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and for dissemination of information by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall publicize the findings of all studies and make the publications reasonably available to the public.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/80

    (20 ILCS 3310/80)
    Sec. 80. No accreditation, certification, or registration if in default on educational loan. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall not issue or renew to any individual any accreditation, certification, or registration (but excluding registration under Section 24.7 of the Radiation Protection Act of 1990) otherwise issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency if the individual has defaulted on an educational loan guaranteed by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission; however, the Agency may issue or renew an accreditation, certification, or registration if the individual has established a satisfactory repayment record as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission. Additionally, any accreditation, certification, or registration issued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (but excluding registration under Section 24.7 of the Radiation Protection Act of 1990) may be suspended or revoked if the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, after the opportunity for a hearing under the appropriate accreditation, certification, or registration Act, finds that the holder has failed to make satisfactory repayment to the Illinois Student Assistance Commission for a delinquent or defaulted loan as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/85

    (20 ILCS 3310/85)
    Sec. 85. Saving clause.
    (a) The rights, powers and duties transferred to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency by this Act shall be vested in and shall be exercised by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. Each act done in exercise of such rights, powers, and duties shall have the same legal effect as if done by the Department of Nuclear Safety, its divisions, officers, or employees.
    (b) Every person or corporation shall be subject to the same obligations and duties and any penalties, civil or criminal, arising therefrom, and shall have the same rights arising from the exercise of such powers, duties, rights and responsibilities as had been exercised by the Department of Nuclear Safety, its divisions, officers or employees.
    (c) Every officer of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall, for any offense, be subject to the same penalty or penalties, civil or criminal, as are prescribed by existing law for the same offense by any officer whose powers or duties were transferred under this Act.
    (d) Whenever reports or notices are now required to be made or given or papers or documents furnished or served by any person to or upon the agencies and officers transferred by this Act, the same shall be made, given, furnished, or served in the same manner to or upon the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    (e) This Act shall not affect any act done, ratified, or canceled or any right occurring or established or any action or proceeding had or commenced in an administrative, civil, or criminal cause regarding the Department of Nuclear Safety before this Act takes effect, but such actions or proceedings may be prosecuted and continued by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    (f) Any rules of the Department of Nuclear Safety that are in full force on the effective date of this Act and that have been duly adopted by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall become the rules of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. This Act shall not affect the legality of any such rules in the Illinois Administrative Code. Any proposed rules filed with the Secretary of State by the Department of Nuclear Safety that are pending in the rulemaking process on the effective date of this Act, shall be deemed to have been filed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. As soon as practicable hereafter, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency shall revise and clarify the rules transferred to it under this Act to reflect the reorganization of rights, powers, and duties effected by this Act using the procedures for recodification of rules available under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, except that existing title, part, and section numbering for the affected rules may be retained. The Illinois Emergency Management Agency may propose and adopt under the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act such other rules of the reorganized agencies that will now be administered by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
    (g) If any provision of this Act or its application to any person or circumstances is held invalid by any court of competent jurisdiction, this invalidity does not affect any other provision or application. To achieve this purpose, the provisions of this Act are declared to be severable.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/905

    (20 ILCS 3310/905)
    Sec. 905. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3310/910

    (20 ILCS 3310/910)
    Sec. 910. The Department of Nuclear Safety Law of the Civil Administrative Code of Illinois is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)

20 ILCS 3310/915

    (20 ILCS 3310/915)
    Sec. 915. (Amendatory provisions; text omitted).
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04; text omitted.)

20 ILCS 3310/999

    (20 ILCS 3310/999)
    Sec. 999. Effective date. This Act takes effect upon becoming law.
(Source: P.A. 93-1029, eff. 8-25-04.)