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ENVIRONMENTAL SAFETY
(415 ILCS 5/) Environmental Protection Act.

415 ILCS 5/Tit. I

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. I heading)
TITLE I: GENERAL PROVISIONS

415 ILCS 5/1

    (415 ILCS 5/1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1001)
    Sec. 1. This Act shall be known and may be cited as the "Environmental Protection Act".
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/2

    (415 ILCS 5/2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1002)
    Sec. 2. (a) The General Assembly finds:
        (i) that environmental damage seriously endangers the
    
public health and welfare, as more specifically described in later sections of this Act;
        (ii) that because environmental damage does not
    
respect political boundaries, it is necessary to establish a unified state-wide program for environmental protection and to cooperate fully with other States and with the United States in protecting the environment;
        (iii) that air, water, and other resource pollution,
    
public water supply, solid waste disposal, noise, and other environmental problems are closely interrelated and must be dealt with as a unified whole in order to safeguard the environment;
        (iv) that it is the obligation of the State
    
Government to manage its own activities so as to minimize environmental damage; to encourage and assist local governments to adopt and implement environmental-protection programs consistent with this Act; to promote the development of technology for environmental protection and conservation of natural resources; and in appropriate cases to afford financial assistance in preventing environmental damage;
        (v) that in order to alleviate the burden on
    
enforcement agencies, to assure that all interests are given a full hearing, and to increase public participation in the task of protecting the environment, private as well as governmental remedies must be provided;
        (vi) that despite the existing laws and regulations
    
concerning environmental damage there exist continuing destruction and damage to the environment and harm to the public health, safety and welfare of the people of this State, and that among the most significant sources of this destruction, damage, and harm are the improper and unsafe transportation, treatment, storage, disposal, and dumping of hazardous wastes;
        (vii) that it is necessary to supplement and
    
strengthen existing criminal sanctions regarding environmental damage, by enacting specific penalties for injury to public health and welfare and the environment.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Act, as more specifically described in later sections, to establish a unified, state-wide program supplemented by private remedies, to restore, protect and enhance the quality of the environment, and to assure that adverse effects upon the environment are fully considered and borne by those who cause them.
    (c) The terms and provisions of this Act shall be liberally construed so as to effectuate the purposes of this Act as set forth in subsection (b) of this Section, but to the extent that this Act prescribes criminal penalties, it shall be construed in accordance with the Criminal Code of 2012.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)

415 ILCS 5/3

    (415 ILCS 5/3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1003)
    Sec. 3. Definitions.
    (a) For the purposes of this Act, the words and terms defined in the Sections which follow this Section and precede Section 4 shall have the meaning therein given, unless the context otherwise clearly requires.
    (b) This amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly renumbers the definition Sections formerly included in this Act as Sections 3.01 through 3.94. The new numbering scheme is intended to alphabetize the defined terms and to leave room for additional terms to be added in alphabetical order in the future. It does not reuse any of the original numbers.
    In the bill for this amendatory Act, the renumbered Sections are shown in the manner commonly used to show renumbering in revisory bills. The Sections being renumbered are shown as existing (rather than new) text; only the changes being made to the existing text are shown with striking and underscoring. The original source lines have been retained.
    (c) In a statute, rule, permit, or other document in existence on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, a reference to one of the definition Sections renumbered by this amendatory Act shall be deemed to refer to the corresponding Section as renumbered by this amendatory Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 3.01

    (415 ILCS 5/prec. Sec. 3.01 heading)
                     OBSOLETE DEFINITIONS
(Sections 3.01 through 3.94 were renumbered
by Public Act 92-574, eff. 6-26-2002.)

415 ILCS 5/3.102

    (415 ILCS 5/3.102)
    Sec. 3.102. 100-year flood. "100-year flood" means a flood that has a 1% or greater chance of recurring in any given year or a flood of a magnitude equaled or exceeded once in 100 years on the average over a significantly longer period.
(Source: P.A. 96-1395, eff. 7-29-10.)

415 ILCS 5/3.103

    (415 ILCS 5/3.103)
    Sec. 3.103. 100-year floodplain. "100-year floodplain" means the lowland and relatively flat areas adjoining inland and coastal waters, including flood-prone areas of offshore islands, that are inundated by a 100-year flood. For the purposes of this Act, including for the purposes of granting permit and license applications filed or pending prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, an area shall be deemed by operation of law not to be within the 100-year floodplain if the area lies within an area protected by a federal levee and is located in a flood prevention district established in accordance with the Flood Prevention District Act; provided, however, that an area that lies within a flood prevention district established in accordance with the Flood Prevention District Act shall be deemed by operation of law to be within the 100-year floodplain if, according to the currently adopted federal flood insurance rate map, the area is subject to inundation by a 100-year flood from bodies of water other than the Mississippi River.
(Source: P.A. 96-1395, eff. 7-29-10.)

415 ILCS 5/3.105

    (415 ILCS 5/3.105) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.01)
    Sec. 3.105. Agency. "Agency" is the Environmental Protection Agency established by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.110

    (415 ILCS 5/3.110) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.77)
    Sec. 3.110. Agrichemical facility. "Agrichemical facility" means a site used for commercial purposes, where bulk pesticides are stored in a single container in excess of 300 gallons of liquid pesticide or 300 pounds of dry pesticide for more than 30 days per year or where more than 300 gallons of liquid pesticide or 300 pounds of dry pesticide are being mixed, repackaged or transferred from one container to another within a 30 day period or a site where bulk fertilizers are stored, mixed, repackaged or transferred from one container to another.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.115

    (415 ILCS 5/3.115) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.02)
    Sec. 3.115. Air pollution. "Air pollution" is the presence in the atmosphere of one or more contaminants in sufficient quantities and of such characteristics and duration as to be injurious to human, plant, or animal life, to health, or to property, or to unreasonably interfere with the enjoyment of life or property.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.120

    (415 ILCS 5/3.120) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.03)
    Sec. 3.120. Air pollution control equipment. "Air pollution control equipment" means any equipment or facility of a type intended to eliminate, prevent, reduce or control the emission of specified air contaminants to the atmosphere. Air pollution control equipment includes, but is not limited to, landfill gas recovery facilities.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.125

    (415 ILCS 5/3.125) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.68)
    Sec. 3.125. Biodeterioration; biodegradation.
    (a) "Biodeterioration", when used in connection with recycling or composting, means the biologically mediated loss of utilitarian or physical characteristics of a plastic or hybrid material containing plastic as a major component.
    (b) "Biodegradation", when used in connection with recycling, means the conversion of all constituents of a plastic or hybrid material containing plastic as a major component to carbon dioxide, inorganic salts, microbial cellular components and miscellaneous by-products characteristically formed from the breakdown of natural materials such as corn starch.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.130

    (415 ILCS 5/3.130) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.04)
    Sec. 3.130. Board. "Board" is the Pollution Control Board established by this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.135

    (415 ILCS 5/3.135) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.94)
    Sec. 3.135. Coal combustion by-product; CCB.
    (a) "Coal combustion by-product" (CCB) means coal combustion waste when used beneficially in any of the following ways:
        (1) The extraction or recovery of material compounds
    
contained within CCB.
        (2) The use of CCB as a raw ingredient or mineral
    
filler in the manufacture of the following commercial products: cement; concrete and concrete mortars; cementious products including block, pipe and precast/prestressed components; asphalt or cementious roofing products; plastic products including pipes and fittings; paints and metal alloys; kiln fired products including bricks, blocks, and tiles; abrasive media; gypsum wallboard; asphaltic concrete, or asphalt based paving material.
        (3) CCB used (A) in accordance with the Illinois
    
Department of Transportation ("IDOT") standard specifications and subsection (a-5) of this Section or (B) under the approval of the Department of Transportation for IDOT projects.
        (4) Bottom ash used as antiskid material, athletic
    
tracks, or foot paths.
        (5) Use in the stabilization or modification of soils
    
providing the CCB meets the IDOT specifications for soil modifiers.
        (6) CCB used as a functionally equivalent substitute
    
for agricultural lime as a soil conditioner.
        (6.5) CCB that is a synthetic gypsum that:
            (A) has a calcium sulfate dihydrate content
    
greater than 90%, by dry weight, and is generated by the lime or limestone forced oxidation process;
            (B) is registered with the Illinois Department
    
of Agriculture as a fertilizer or soil amendment and is used as a fertilizer or soil amendment;
            (C) is a functionally equivalent substitute for
    
mined gypsum (calcium sulfate dihydrate) used as a fertilizer or soil amendment;
            (D) is used in accordance with, and applied at
    
a rate consistent with, documented recommendations of a qualified agricultural professional or institution, including, but not limited to any of the following: certified crop adviser, agronomist, university researcher, federal Natural Resources Conservation Service Conservation Practice Standard regarding the amendment of soil properties with gypsum, or State-approved nutrient management plan; but in no case is applied at a rate greater than 5 dry tons per acre per year; and
            (E) has not been mixed with any waste.
        (7) Bottom ash used in non-IDOT pavement sub-base or
    
base, pipe bedding, or foundation backfill.
        (8) Structural fill, designed and constructed
    
according to ASTM standard E2277-03 or Illinois Department of Transportation specifications, when used in an engineered application or combined with cement, sand, or water to produce a controlled strength fill material and covered with 12 inches of soil unless infiltration is prevented by the material itself or other cover material.
        (9) Mine subsidence, mine fire control, mine sealing,
    
and mine reclamation.
    (a-5) Except to the extent that the uses are otherwise authorized by law without such restrictions, the uses specified in items (a)(3)(A) and (a)(7) through (9) shall be subject to the following conditions:
        (A) CCB shall not have been mixed with hazardous
    
waste prior to use.
        (B) CCB shall not exceed Class I Groundwater
    
Standards for metals when tested utilizing test method ASTM D3987-85. The sample or samples tested shall be representative of the CCB being considered for use.
        (C) Unless otherwise exempted, users of CCB for the
    
purposes described in items (a)(3)(A) and (a)(7) through (9) of this Section shall provide notification to the Agency for each project utilizing CCB documenting the quantity of CCB utilized and certification of compliance with conditions (A) and (B) of this subsection. Notification shall not be required for users of CCB for purposes described in items (a)(1), (a)(2), (a)(3)(B), (a)(4), (a)(5) and (a)(6) of this Section, or as required specifically under a beneficial use determination as provided under this Section, or pavement base, parking lot base, or building base projects utilizing less than 10,000 tons, flowable fill/grout projects utilizing less than 1,000 cubic yards or other applications utilizing less than 100 tons.
        (D) Fly ash shall be managed in a manner that
    
minimizes the generation of airborne particles and dust using techniques such as moisture conditioning, granulating, inground application, or other demonstrated method.
        (E) CCB is not to be accumulated speculatively. CCB
    
is not accumulated speculatively if during the calendar year, the CCB used is equal to 75% of the CCB by weight or volume accumulated at the beginning of the period.
        (F) CCB shall include any prescribed mixture of fly
    
ash, bottom ash, boiler slag, flue gas desulfurization scrubber sludge, fluidized bed combustion ash, and stoker boiler ash and shall be tested as intended for use.
    (b) To encourage and promote the utilization of CCB in productive and beneficial applications, upon request by the applicant, the Agency shall make a written beneficial use determination that coal-combustion waste is CCB when used in a manner other than those uses specified in subsection (a) of this Section if the applicant demonstrates that use of the coal-combustion waste satisfies all of the following criteria: the use will not cause, threaten, or allow the discharge of any contaminant into the environment; the use will otherwise protect human health and safety and the environment; and the use constitutes a legitimate use of the coal-combustion waste as an ingredient or raw material that is an effective substitute for an analogous ingredient or raw material.
    The Agency's beneficial use determinations may allow the uses set forth in items (a)(3)(A) and (a)(7) through (9) of this Section without the CCB being subject to the restrictions set forth in subdivisions (a-5)(B) and (a-5)(E) of this Section.
    Within 90 days after the receipt of an application for a beneficial use determination under this subsection (b), the Agency shall, in writing, approve, disapprove, or approve with conditions the beneficial use. Any disapproval or approval with conditions shall include the Agency's reasons for the disapproval or conditions. Failure of the Agency to issue a decision within 90 days shall constitute disapproval of the beneficial use request. These beneficial use determinations are subject to review under Section 40 of this Act.
    Any approval of a beneficial use under this subsection (b) shall become effective upon the date of the Agency's written decision and remain in effect for a period of 5 years. If an applicant desires to continue a beneficial use after the expiration of the 5-year period, the applicant must submit an application for renewal no later than 90 days prior to the expiration. The beneficial use approval shall be automatically extended unless denied by the Agency in writing with the Agency's reasons for disapproval, or unless the Agency has requested an extension for review, in which case the use will continue to be allowed until an Agency determination is made.
    Coal-combustion waste for which a beneficial use is approved pursuant to this subsection (b) shall be considered CCB during the effective period of the approval, as long as it is used in accordance with the approval and any conditions.
    Notwithstanding the other provisions of this subsection (b), written beneficial use determination applications for the use of CCB at sites governed by the federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-87) or the rules and regulations thereunder, or by any law or rule or regulation adopted by the State of Illinois pursuant thereto, shall be reviewed and approved by the Office of Mines and Minerals within the Department of Natural Resources pursuant to 62 Ill. Adm. Code 1700-1850. Further, appeals of those determinations shall be made pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Review Law.
    The Board shall adopt rules establishing standards and procedures for the Agency's issuance of beneficial use determinations under this subsection (b). The Board rules may also, but are not required to, include standards and procedures for the revocation of the beneficial use determinations. Prior to the effective date of Board rules adopted under this subsection (b), the Agency is authorized to make beneficial use determinations in accordance with this subsection (b).
    The Agency is authorized to prepare and distribute guidance documents relating to its administration of this Section. Guidance documents prepared under this subsection are not rules for the purposes of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-20, eff. 7-10-15.)

415 ILCS 5/3.140

    (415 ILCS 5/3.140) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.76)
    Sec. 3.140. Coal combustion waste. "Coal combustion waste" means any fly ash, bottom ash, slag, or flue gas or fluid bed boiler desulfurization by-products generated as a result of the combustion of:
    (1) coal, or
    (2) coal in combination with: (i) fuel grade petroleum coke, (ii) other fossil fuel, or (iii) both fuel grade petroleum coke and other fossil fuel, or
    (3) coal (with or without: (i) fuel grade petroleum coke, (ii) other fossil fuel, or (iii) both fuel grade petroleum coke and other fossil fuel) in combination with no more than 20% of tire derived fuel or wood or other materials by weight of the materials combusted; provided that the coal is burned with other materials, the Agency has made a written determination that the storage or disposal of the resultant wastes in accordance with the provisions of item (r) of Section 21 would result in no environmental impact greater than that of wastes generated as a result of the combustion of coal alone, and the storage disposal of the resultant wastes would not violate applicable federal law.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.145

    (415 ILCS 5/3.145) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.05)
    Sec. 3.145. Community water supply. "Community water supply" means a public water supply which serves or is intended to serve at least 15 service connections used by residents or regularly serves at least 25 residents.
    "Non-community water supply" means a public water supply that is not a community water supply. The requirements of this Act shall not apply to non-community water supplies.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.150

    (415 ILCS 5/3.150) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.69)
    Sec. 3.150. Compost. "Compost" is defined as the humus-like product of the process of composting waste, which may be used as a soil conditioner.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.155

    (415 ILCS 5/3.155) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.70)
    Sec. 3.155. Composting. "Composting" means the biological treatment process by which microorganisms decompose the organic fraction of waste, producing compost.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.160

    (415 ILCS 5/3.160) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.78 and 3.78a)
    Sec. 3.160. Construction or demolition debris.
    (a) "General construction or demolition debris" means non-hazardous, uncontaminated materials resulting from the construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of utilities, structures, and roads, limited to the following: bricks, concrete, and other masonry materials; soil; rock; wood, including non-hazardous painted, treated, and coated wood and wood products; wall coverings; plaster; drywall; plumbing fixtures; non-asbestos insulation; roofing shingles and other roof coverings; reclaimed or other asphalt pavement; glass; plastics that are not sealed in a manner that conceals waste; electrical wiring and components containing no hazardous substances; and corrugated cardboard, piping or metals incidental to any of those materials.
    General construction or demolition debris does not include uncontaminated soil generated during construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of utilities, structures, and roads provided the uncontaminated soil is not commingled with any general construction or demolition debris or other waste.
    To the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated concrete with protruding rebar shall be considered clean construction or demolition debris and shall not be considered "waste" if it is separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products within 4 years of its generation, if it is not speculatively accumulated and, if used as a fill material, it is used in accordance with item (i) in subsection (b) of this Section.
    (b) "Clean construction or demolition debris" means uncontaminated broken concrete without protruding metal bars, bricks, rock, stone, reclaimed or other asphalt pavement, or soil generated from construction or demolition activities.
    Clean construction or demolition debris does not include uncontaminated soil generated during construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of utilities, structures, and roads provided the uncontaminated soil is not commingled with any clean construction or demolition debris or other waste.
    To the extent allowed by federal law, clean construction or demolition debris shall not be considered "waste" if it is (i) used as fill material outside of a setback zone if the fill is placed no higher than the highest point of elevation existing prior to the filling immediately adjacent to the fill area, and if covered by sufficient uncontaminated soil to support vegetation within 30 days of the completion of filling or if covered by a road or structure, and, if used as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation, is used in accordance with the requirements of Section 22.51 of this Act and the rules adopted thereunder or (ii) separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products, if it is not speculatively accumulated and, if used as a fill material, it is used in accordance with item (i), or (iii) solely broken concrete without protruding metal bars used for erosion control, or (iv) generated from the construction or demolition of a building, road, or other structure and used to construct, on the site where the construction or demolition has taken place, a manmade functional structure not to exceed 20 feet above the highest point of elevation of the property immediately adjacent to the new manmade functional structure as that elevation existed prior to the creation of that new structure, provided that the structure shall be covered with sufficient soil materials to sustain vegetation or by a road or structure, and further provided that no such structure shall be constructed within a home rule municipality with a population over 500,000 without the consent of the municipality.
    For purposes of this subsection (b), reclaimed or other asphalt pavement shall not be considered speculatively accumulated if: (i) it is not commingled with any other clean construction or demolition debris or any waste; (ii) it is returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products within 4 years after its generation; (iii) at least 25% of the total amount present at a site during a calendar year is transported off of the site during the next calendar year; and (iv) if used as a fill material, it is used in accordance with item (i) of the second paragraph of this subsection (b).
    (c) For purposes of this Section, the term "uncontaminated soil" means soil that does not contain contaminants in concentrations that pose a threat to human health and safety and the environment.
        (1) No later than one year after the effective date
    
of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Agency shall propose, and, no later than one year after receipt of the Agency's proposal, the Board shall adopt, rules specifying the maximum concentrations of contaminants that may be present in uncontaminated soil for purposes of this Section. For carcinogens, the maximum concentrations shall not allow exposure to exceed an excess upper-bound lifetime risk of 1 in 1,000,000; provided that if the most stringent remediation objective or applicable background concentration for a contaminant set forth in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 742 is greater than the concentration that would allow exposure at an excess upper-bound lifetime risk of 1 in 1,000,000, the Board may consider allowing that contaminant in concentrations up to its most stringent remediation objective or applicable background concentration set forth in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 742 in soil used as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation in accordance with Section 22.51 or 22.51a of this Act and rules adopted under those Sections. Any background concentration set forth in 35 Ill. Adm. Code 742 that is adopted as a maximum concentration must be based upon the location of the quarry, mine, or other excavation where the soil is used as fill material.
        (2) To the extent allowed under federal law and
    
regulations, uncontaminated soil shall not be considered a waste.
(Source: P.A. 96-235, eff. 8-11-09; 96-1416, eff. 7-30-10; 97-137, eff. 7-14-11.)

415 ILCS 5/3.165

    (415 ILCS 5/3.165) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.06)
    Sec. 3.165. Contaminant. "Contaminant" is any solid, liquid, or gaseous matter, any odor, or any form of energy, from whatever source.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.170

    (415 ILCS 5/3.170) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.63)
    Sec. 3.170. Contamination; contaminate. "Contamination" or "contaminate", when used in connection with groundwater, means water pollution of such groundwater.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.175

    (415 ILCS 5/3.175) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.80)
    Sec. 3.175. Criterion. "Criterion" means the numerical concentration of one or more toxic substances calculated by the Agency as a basis for establishing a permit limitation or violation of a water quality standard pursuant to standards and procedures provided for in board regulations.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.180

    (415 ILCS 5/3.180) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.07)
    Sec. 3.180. Department. "Department", when a particular entity is not specified, means (i) in the case of a function to be performed on or after July 1, 1995 (the effective date of the Department of Natural Resources Act), either the Department of Natural Resources or the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (formerly Department of Commerce and Community Affairs), whichever, in the specific context, is the successor to the Department of Energy and Natural Resources under the Department of Natural Resources Act; or (ii) in the case of a function performed before July 1, 1995, the former Illinois Department of Energy and Natural Resources.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

415 ILCS 5/3.185

    (415 ILCS 5/3.185) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.08)
    Sec. 3.185. Disposal. "Disposal" means the discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking or placing of any waste or hazardous waste into or on any land or water or into any well so that such waste or hazardous waste or any constituent thereof may enter the environment or be emitted into the air or discharged into any waters, including ground waters.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.190

    (415 ILCS 5/3.190) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.09)
    Sec. 3.190. Existing fuel combustion stationary emission source. "Existing fuel combustion stationary emission source" means any stationary furnace, boiler, oven, or similar equipment used for the primary purpose of producing heat or power, of a type capable of emitting specified air contaminants to the atmosphere, the construction or modification of which commenced prior to April 13, 1972.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.195

    (415 ILCS 5/3.195) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.10)
    Sec. 3.195. Fluid. "Fluid" means material or substance which flows or moves whether in a semi-solid, liquid, sludge, gas or any other form or state.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.197

    (415 ILCS 5/3.197)
    Sec. 3.197. Food scrap. "Food scrap" means garbage that is (i) capable of being decomposed into compost by composting, (ii) separated by the generator from other waste, including, but not limited to, garbage that is not capable of being decomposed into compost by composting, and (iii) managed separately from other waste, including, but not limited to, garbage that is not capable of being decomposed into compost by composting. "Food scrap" includes, but is not limited to, packaging, utensils, and food containers composed of readily biodegradable material. For the purposes of this Section, packaging, utensils, and food containers are readily biodegradable if they meet the ASTM D6400 standard.
(Source: P.A. 96-418, eff. 1-1-10.)

415 ILCS 5/3.200

    (415 ILCS 5/3.200) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.11)
    Sec. 3.200. Garbage. "Garbage" is waste resulting from the handling, processing, preparation, cooking, and consumption of food, and wastes from the handling, processing, storage, and sale of produce.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.205

    (415 ILCS 5/3.205) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.12)
    Sec. 3.205. Generator. "Generator" means any person whose act or process produces waste.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.207

    (415 ILCS 5/3.207)
    Sec. 3.207. Greenhouse gases. "Greenhouse gases" or "GHG" means the air pollutant defined in 40 CFR 86.1818-12(a) as the aggregate group of 6 greenhouse gases: carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.
(Source: P.A. 97-95, eff. 7-12-11.)

415 ILCS 5/3.210

    (415 ILCS 5/3.210) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.64)
    Sec. 3.210. Groundwater. "Groundwater" means underground water which occurs within the saturated zone and geologic materials where the fluid pressure in the pore space is equal to or greater than atmospheric pressure.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.215

    (415 ILCS 5/3.215) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.14)
    Sec. 3.215. Hazardous substance. "Hazardous substance" means: (A) any substance designated pursuant to Section 311(b)(2)(A) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (P.L. 92-500), as amended, (B) any element, compound, mixture, solution, or substance designated pursuant to Section 102 of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-510), as amended, (C) any hazardous waste, (D) any toxic pollutant listed under Section 307(a) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act (P.L. 92-500), as amended, (E) any hazardous air pollutant listed under Section 112 of the Clean Air Act (P.L. 95-95), as amended, (F) any imminently hazardous chemical substance or mixture with respect to which the Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has taken action pursuant to Section 7 of the Toxic Substances Control Act (P.L. 94-469), as amended. The term does not include petroleum, including crude oil or any fraction thereof which is not otherwise specifically listed or designated as a hazardous substance under subparagraphs (A) through (F) of this paragraph, and the term does not include natural gas, natural gas liquids, liquefied natural gas, or synthetic gas usable for fuel or mixtures of natural gas and such synthetic gas.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.220

    (415 ILCS 5/3.220) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.15)
    Sec. 3.220. Hazardous waste. "Hazardous waste" means a waste, or combination of wastes, which because of its quantity, concentration, or physical, chemical, or infectious characteristics may cause or significantly contribute to an increase in mortality or an increase in serious, irreversible, or incapacitating reversible, illness; or pose a substantial present or potential hazard to human health or the environment when improperly treated, stored, transported, or disposed of, or otherwise managed, and which has been identified, by characteristics or listing, as hazardous pursuant to Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, P.L. 94-580, or pursuant to Board regulations. Potentially infectious medical waste is not a hazardous waste, except for those potentially infectious medical wastes identified by characteristics or listing as hazardous under Section 3001 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, P.L. 94-580, or pursuant to Board regulations.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.225

    (415 ILCS 5/3.225) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.16)
    Sec. 3.225. Hazardous waste disposal site. "Hazardous waste disposal site" is a site at which hazardous waste is disposed.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.230

    (415 ILCS 5/3.230) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.89)
    Sec. 3.230. Household waste. "Household waste" means any solid waste (including garbage, trash, and sanitary waste in septic tanks) derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreation areas).
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.235

    (415 ILCS 5/3.235) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.17)
    Sec. 3.235. Industrial process waste. "Industrial process waste" means any liquid, solid, semi-solid, or gaseous waste generated as a direct or indirect result of the manufacture of a product or the performance of a service. Any such waste which would pose a present or potential threat to human health or to the environment or with inherent properties which make the disposal of such waste in a landfill difficult to manage by normal means is an industrial process waste. "Industrial Process Waste" includes but is not limited to spent pickling liquors, cutting oils, chemical catalysts, distillation bottoms, etching acids, equipment cleanings, paint sludges, incinerator ashes (including but not limited to ash resulting from the incineration of potentially infectious medical waste), core sands, metallic dust sweepings, asbestos dust, and off-specification, contaminated or recalled wholesale or retail products. Specifically excluded are uncontaminated packaging materials, uncontaminated machinery components, general household waste, landscape waste and construction or demolition debris.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.240

    (415 ILCS 5/3.240) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.18)
    Sec. 3.240. Intermittent control system. "Intermittent control system" is a system which provides for the planned reduction of source emissions of sulfur dioxide during periods when meteorological conditions are such, or are anticipated to be such, that sulfur dioxide ambient air quality standards may be violated unless such reductions are made.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.245

    (415 ILCS 5/3.245) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.72)
    Sec. 3.245. Label. "Label" means the written, printed or graphic matter on or attached to the pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappings.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.250

    (415 ILCS 5/3.250) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.73)
    Sec. 3.250. Labeling. "Labeling" means the label and all other written, printed or graphic matters: (a) on the pesticide or device or any of its containers or wrappings, (b) accompanying the pesticide or device or referring to it in any other media used to disseminate information to the public, (c) to which reference is made to the pesticide or device except when references are made to current official publications of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, Departments of Agriculture, Health and Human Services or other Federal Government institutions, the state experiment station or colleges of agriculture or other similar state institution authorized to conduct research in the field of pesticides.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.255

    (415 ILCS 5/3.255) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.79)
    Sec. 3.255. Land form. "Land form" means a manmade above-grade mound, less than 50 feet in height, covered with sufficient soil materials to sustain vegetation.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.260

    (415 ILCS 5/3.260) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.19)
    Sec. 3.260. Landfill gas recovery facility. "Landfill gas recovery facility" means any facility which recovers and processes landfill gas from a sanitary landfill or waste disposal site.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.265

    (415 ILCS 5/3.265) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.75)
    Sec. 3.265. Landfill waste. "Landfill waste" is waste from a closed pollution control facility, closed dumping site, closed sanitary landfill, or a closed waste disposal site; provided however, "landfill waste" shall not include waste removed by or pursuant to the authority of the State or a unit of local government from the public way or household waste removed by or pursuant to the authority of the State or a unit of local government from any unauthorized open dumping site.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.270

    (415 ILCS 5/3.270) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.20)
    Sec. 3.270. Landscape waste. "Landscape waste" means all accumulations of grass or shrubbery cuttings, leaves, tree limbs and other materials accumulated as the result of the care of lawns, shrubbery, vines and trees.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.275

    (415 ILCS 5/3.275) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.88)
    Sec. 3.275. Lateral expansion. "Lateral expansion" means a horizontal expansion of the actual waste boundaries of an existing MSWLF unit occurring on or after October 9, 1993. For purposes of this Section, a horizontal expansion is any area where solid waste is placed for the first time directly upon the bottom liner of the unit, excluding side slopes, on or after October 9, 1993.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.280

    (415 ILCS 5/3.280) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.92)
    Sec. 3.280. Lawncare wash water containment area. "Lawncare wash water containment area" means an area utilized for the capture of spills or washing or rinsing of pesticide residues from vehicles, application equipment, mixing equipment, floors, loading areas, or other items used for the storage, handling, preparation for use, transport, or application of pesticides to land areas covered with turf kept closely mown or land area covered with turf and trees or shrubs.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.282

    (415 ILCS 5/3.282)
    Sec. 3.282. Livestock waste. "Livestock waste" means "livestock waste" as defined in the Livestock Management Facilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-418, eff. 1-1-10.)

415 ILCS 5/3.283

    (415 ILCS 5/3.283)
    Sec. 3.283. Mercury relay. "Mercury relay" means a product or device, containing mercury added during its manufacture, that opens or closes electrical contacts to effect the operation of other devices in the same or another electrical circuit. "Mercury relay" includes, but is not limited to, mercury displacement relays, mercury wetted reed relays, and mercury contact relays.
(Source: P.A. 93-964, eff. 8-20-04.)

415 ILCS 5/3.284

    (415 ILCS 5/3.284)
    Sec. 3.284. Mercury switch. "Mercury switch" means a product or device, containing mercury added during its manufacture, that opens or closes an electrical circuit or gas valve, or makes, breaks, or changes the connection in an electrical circuit, including, but not limited to, mercury float switches actuated by rising or falling liquid levels, mercury tilt switches actuated by a change in the switch position, mercury pressure switches actuated by a change in pressure, mercury temperature switches actuated by a change in temperature, and mercury flame sensors.
(Source: P.A. 97-459, eff. 7-1-12.)

415 ILCS 5/3.285

    (415 ILCS 5/3.285) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.85, 3.86, and 3.87)
    Sec. 3.285. Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Unit; MSWLF unit. "Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Unit" or "MSWLF unit" means a contiguous area of land or an excavation that receives household waste, and that is not a land application unit, surface impoundment, injection well, or any pile of noncontainerized accumulations of solid, nonflowing waste that is used for treatment or storage. A MSWLF unit may also receive other types of RCRA Subtitle D wastes, such as commercial solid waste, nonhazardous sludge, small quantity generator waste and industrial solid waste. Such a landfill may be publicly or privately owned. A MSWLF unit may be a new MSWLF unit, an existing MSWLF unit, or a lateral expansion. A sanitary landfill is subject to regulation as a MSWLF unit if it receives household waste.
    "New MSWLF unit" means any municipal solid waste landfill unit that receives household waste on or after October 9, 1993, for the first time.
    "Existing MSWLF unit" means any municipal solid waste landfill unit that has received solid waste before October 9, 1993.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.290

    (415 ILCS 5/3.290) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.21)
    Sec. 3.290. Municipal waste. "Municipal waste" means garbage, general household and commercial waste, industrial lunchroom or office waste, landscape waste, and construction or demolition debris.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.295

    (415 ILCS 5/3.295) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.22)
    Sec. 3.295. Municipality. "Municipality" means any city, village or incorporated town.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.298

    (415 ILCS 5/3.298)
    Sec. 3.298. Nonattainment new source review (NA NSR) permit. "Nonattainment New Source Review permit" or "NA NSR permit" means a permit or a portion of a permit for a new major source or major modification that is issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency under the construction permit program pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 9.1 that has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and incorporated into the Illinois State Implementation Plan to implement the requirements of Section 173 of the Clean Air Act and 40 CFR 51.165.
(Source: P.A. 99-463, eff. 1-1-16.)

415 ILCS 5/3.300

    (415 ILCS 5/3.300) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.23)
    Sec. 3.300. Open burning. "Open burning" is the combustion of any matter in the open or in an open dump.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.305

    (415 ILCS 5/3.305) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.24)
    Sec. 3.305. Open dumping. "Open dumping" means the consolidation of refuse from one or more sources at a disposal site that does not fulfill the requirements of a sanitary landfill.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.310

    (415 ILCS 5/3.310) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.25)
    Sec. 3.310. Organized amateur or professional sporting activity. "Organized amateur or professional sporting activity" means an activity or event carried out at a facility by persons who engaged in that activity as a business or for education, charity or entertainment for the general public, including all necessary actions and activities associated with such an activity. This definition includes, but is not limited to, (i) rifle and pistol ranges, licensed shooting preserves, and skeet, trap or shooting sports clubs in existence prior to January 1, 1994, (ii) public hunting areas operated by a governmental entity, (iii) organized motor sports, and (iv) sporting events organized or controlled by school districts, units of local government, state agencies, colleges, universities, or professional sports clubs offering exhibitions to the public.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.315

    (415 ILCS 5/3.315) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.26)
    Sec. 3.315. Person. "Person" is any individual, partnership, co-partnership, firm, company, limited liability company, corporation, association, joint stock company, trust, estate, political subdivision, state agency, or any other legal entity, or their legal representative, agent or assigns.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.320

    (415 ILCS 5/3.320) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.71)
    Sec. 3.320. Pesticide. "Pesticide" means any substance or mixture of substances intended for preventing, destroying, repelling, or mitigating any pest or any substance or mixture of substances intended for use as a plant regulator, defoliant or desiccant.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.325

    (415 ILCS 5/3.325) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.74)
    Sec. 3.325. Pesticide release. "Pesticide release" or "release of a pesticide" means any release resulting in a concentration of pesticides in waters of the State which exceeds levels for which: (1) a Maximum Contaminant Level (MCL) has been promulgated by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency or a Maximum Allowable Concentration (MAC) has been promulgated by the Board pursuant to the Safe Drinking Water Act (P.L. 93-523), as amended; or (2) a Health Advisory used on an interim basis has been issued by the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency; or (3) a standard has been adopted by the Board pursuant to the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act; or (4) in the absence of such advisories or standards, an action level has been developed by the Agency using guidance or procedures issued by the federal government for developing health based levels.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.330

    (415 ILCS 5/3.330) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.32)
    Sec. 3.330. Pollution control facility.
    (a) "Pollution control facility" is any waste storage site, sanitary landfill, waste disposal site, waste transfer station, waste treatment facility, or waste incinerator. This includes sewers, sewage treatment plants, and any other facilities owned or operated by sanitary districts organized under the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Act.
    The following are not pollution control facilities:
        (1) (blank);
        (2) waste storage sites regulated under 40 CFR, Part
    
761.42;
        (3) sites or facilities used by any person conducting
    
a waste storage, waste treatment, waste disposal, waste transfer or waste incineration operation, or a combination thereof, for wastes generated by such person's own activities, when such wastes are stored, treated, disposed of, transferred or incinerated within the site or facility owned, controlled or operated by such person, or when such wastes are transported within or between sites or facilities owned, controlled or operated by such person;
        (4) sites or facilities at which the State is
    
performing removal or remedial action pursuant to Section 22.2 or 55.3;
        (5) abandoned quarries used solely for the disposal
    
of concrete, earth materials, gravel, or aggregate debris resulting from road construction activities conducted by a unit of government or construction activities due to the construction and installation of underground pipes, lines, conduit or wires off of the premises of a public utility company which are conducted by a public utility;
        (6) sites or facilities used by any person to
    
specifically conduct a landscape composting operation;
        (7) regional facilities as defined in the Central
    
Midwest Interstate Low-Level Radioactive Waste Compact;
        (8) the portion of a site or facility where coal
    
combustion wastes are stored or disposed of in accordance with subdivision (r)(2) or (r)(3) of Section 21;
        (9) the portion of a site or facility used for the
    
collection, storage or processing of waste tires as defined in Title XIV;
        (10) the portion of a site or facility used for
    
treatment of petroleum contaminated materials by application onto or incorporation into the soil surface and any portion of that site or facility used for storage of petroleum contaminated materials before treatment. Only those categories of petroleum listed in Section 57.9(a)(3) are exempt under this subdivision (10);
        (11) the portion of a site or facility where used oil
    
is collected or stored prior to shipment to a recycling or energy recovery facility, provided that the used oil is generated by households or commercial establishments, and the site or facility is a recycling center or a business where oil or gasoline is sold at retail;
        (11.5) processing sites or facilities that receive
    
only on-specification used oil, as defined in 35 Ill. Admin. Code 739, originating from used oil collectors for processing that is managed under 35 Ill. Admin. Code 739 to produce products for sale to off-site petroleum facilities, if these processing sites or facilities are: (i) located within a home rule unit of local government with a population of at least 30,000 according to the 2000 federal census, that home rule unit of local government has been designated as an Urban Round II Empowerment Zone by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development, and that home rule unit of local government has enacted an ordinance approving the location of the site or facility and provided funding for the site or facility; and (ii) in compliance with all applicable zoning requirements;
        (12) the portion of a site or facility utilizing coal
    
combustion waste for stabilization and treatment of only waste generated on that site or facility when used in connection with response actions pursuant to the federal Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, or the Illinois Environmental Protection Act or as authorized by the Agency;
        (13) the portion of a site or facility that accepts
    
exclusively general construction or demolition debris and is operated and located in accordance with Section 22.38 of this Act;
        (14) the portion of a site or facility, located
    
within a unit of local government that has enacted local zoning requirements, used to accept, separate, and process uncontaminated broken concrete, with or without protruding metal bars, provided that the uncontaminated broken concrete and metal bars are not speculatively accumulated, are at the site or facility no longer than one year after their acceptance, and are returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products;
        (15) the portion of a site or facility located in a
    
county with a population over 3,000,000 that has obtained local siting approval under Section 39.2 of this Act for a municipal waste incinerator on or before July 1, 2005 and that is used for a non-hazardous waste transfer station;
        (16) a site or facility that temporarily holds in
    
transit for 10 days or less, non-putrescible solid waste in original containers, no larger in capacity than 500 gallons, provided that such waste is further transferred to a recycling, disposal, treatment, or storage facility on a non-contiguous site and provided such site or facility complies with the applicable 10-day transfer requirements of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 and United States Department of Transportation hazardous material requirements. For purposes of this Section only, "non-putrescible solid waste" means waste other than municipal garbage that does not rot or become putrid, including, but not limited to, paints, solvent, filters, and absorbents;
        (17) the portion of a site or facility located in a
    
county with a population greater than 3,000,000 that has obtained local siting approval, under Section 39.2 of this Act, for a municipal waste incinerator on or before July 1, 2005 and that is used for wood combustion facilities for energy recovery that accept and burn only wood material, as included in a fuel specification approved by the Agency;
        (18) a transfer station used exclusively for
    
landscape waste, including a transfer station where landscape waste is ground to reduce its volume, where the landscape waste is held no longer than 24 hours from the time it was received;
        (19) the portion of a site or facility that (i) is
    
used for the composting of food scrap, livestock waste, crop residue, uncontaminated wood waste, or paper waste, including, but not limited to, corrugated paper or cardboard, and (ii) meets all of the following requirements:
            (A) There must not be more than a total of 30,000
        
cubic yards of livestock waste in raw form or in the process of being composted at the site or facility at any one time.
            (B) All food scrap, livestock waste, crop
        
residue, uncontaminated wood waste, and paper waste must, by the end of each operating day, be processed and placed into an enclosed vessel in which air flow and temperature are controlled, or all of the following additional requirements must be met:
                (i) The portion of the site or facility used
            
for the composting operation must include a setback of at least 200 feet from the nearest potable water supply well.
                (ii) The portion of the site or facility used
            
for the composting operation must be located outside the boundary of the 10-year floodplain or floodproofed.
                (iii) Except in municipalities with more than
            
1,000,000 inhabitants, the portion of the site or facility used for the composting operation must be located at least one-eighth of a mile from the nearest residence, other than a residence located on the same property as the site or facility.
                (iv) The portion of the site or facility used
            
for the composting operation must be located at least one-eighth of a mile from the property line of all of the following areas:
                    (I) Facilities that primarily serve to
                
house or treat people that are immunocompromised or immunosuppressed, such as cancer or AIDS patients; people with asthma, cystic fibrosis, or bioaerosol allergies; or children under the age of one year.
                    (II) Primary and secondary schools and
                
adjacent areas that the schools use for recreation.
                    (III) Any facility for child care
                
licensed under Section 3 of the Child Care Act of 1969; preschools; and adjacent areas that the facilities or preschools use for recreation.
                (v) By the end of each operating day, all
            
food scrap, livestock waste, crop residue, uncontaminated wood waste, and paper waste must be (i) processed into windrows or other piles and (ii) covered in a manner that prevents scavenging by birds and animals and that prevents other nuisances.
            (C) Food scrap, livestock waste, crop residue,
        
uncontaminated wood waste, paper waste, and compost must not be placed within 5 feet of the water table.
            (D) The site or facility must meet all of the
        
requirements of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act (16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.).
            (E) The site or facility must not (i) restrict
        
the flow of a 100-year flood, (ii) result in washout of food scrap, livestock waste, crop residue, uncontaminated wood waste, or paper waste from a 100-year flood, or (iii) reduce the temporary water storage capacity of the 100-year floodplain, unless measures are undertaken to provide alternative storage capacity, such as by providing lagoons, holding tanks, or drainage around structures at the facility.
            (F) The site or facility must not be located in
        
any area where it may pose a threat of harm or destruction to the features for which:
                (i) an irreplaceable historic or
            
archaeological site has been listed under the National Historic Preservation Act (16 U.S.C. 470 et seq.) or the Illinois Historic Preservation Act;
                (ii) a natural landmark has been designated
            
by the National Park Service or the Illinois State Historic Preservation Office; or
                (iii) a natural area has been designated as a
            
Dedicated Illinois Nature Preserve under the Illinois Natural Areas Preservation Act.
            (G) The site or facility must not be located in
        
an area where it may jeopardize the continued existence of any designated endangered species, result in the destruction or adverse modification of the critical habitat for such species, or cause or contribute to the taking of any endangered or threatened species of plant, fish, or wildlife listed under the Endangered Species Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.) or the Illinois Endangered Species Protection Act;
        (20) the portion of a site or facility that is
    
located entirely within a home rule unit having a population of no less than 120,000 and no more than 135,000, according to the 2000 federal census, and that meets all of the following requirements:
            (i) the portion of the site or facility is used
        
exclusively to perform testing of a thermochemical conversion technology using only woody biomass, collected as landscape waste within the boundaries of the home rule unit, as the hydrocarbon feedstock for the production of synthetic gas in accordance with Section 39.9 of this Act;
            (ii) the portion of the site or facility is in
        
compliance with all applicable zoning requirements; and
            (iii) a complete application for a demonstration
        
permit at the portion of the site or facility has been submitted to the Agency in accordance with Section 39.9 of this Act within one year after July 27, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-1314);
        (21) the portion of a site or facility used to
    
perform limited testing of a gasification conversion technology in accordance with Section 39.8 of this Act and for which a complete permit application has been submitted to the Agency prior to one year from April 9, 2010 (the effective date of Public Act 96-887);
        (22) the portion of a site or facility that is used
    
to incinerate only pharmaceuticals from residential sources that are collected and transported by law enforcement agencies under Section 17.9A of this Act;
        (23) the portion of a site or facility:
            (A) that is used exclusively for the transfer of
        
commingled landscape waste and food scrap held at the site or facility for no longer than 24 hours after their receipt;
            (B) that is located entirely within a home rule
        
unit having a population of (i) not less than 100,000 and not more than 115,000 according to the 2010 federal census, (ii) not less than 5,000 and not more than 10,000 according to the 2010 federal census, or (iii) not less than 25,000 and not more than 30,000 according to the 2010 federal census or that is located in the unincorporated area of a county having a population of not less than 700,000 and not more than 705,000 according to the 2010 federal census;
            (C) that is permitted, by the Agency, prior to
        
January 1, 2002, for the transfer of landscape waste if located in a home rule unit or that is permitted prior to January 1, 2008 if located in an unincorporated area of a county; and
            (D) for which a permit application is submitted
        
to the Agency to modify an existing permit for the transfer of landscape waste to also include, on a demonstration basis not to exceed 24 months each time a permit is issued, the transfer of commingled landscape waste and food scrap or for which a permit application is submitted to the Agency within 6 months of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly; and
        (24) the portion of a municipal solid waste
    
landfill unit:
            (A) that is located in a county having a
        
population of not less than 55,000 and not more than 60,000 according to the 2010 federal census;
            (B) that is owned by that county;
            (C) that is permitted, by the Agency, prior to
        
July 10, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 99-12); and
            (D) for which a permit application is submitted
        
to the Agency within 6 months after July 10, 2015 (the effective date of Public Act 99-12) for the disposal of non-hazardous special waste.
    (b) A new pollution control facility is:
        (1) a pollution control facility initially permitted
    
for development or construction after July 1, 1981; or
        (2) the area of expansion beyond the boundary of a
    
currently permitted pollution control facility; or
        (3) a permitted pollution control facility
    
requesting approval to store, dispose of, transfer or incinerate, for the first time, any special or hazardous waste.
(Source: P.A. 99-12, eff. 7-10-15; 99-440, eff. 8-21-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16; 100-94, eff. 8-11-17.)

415 ILCS 5/3.335

    (415 ILCS 5/3.335) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.27)
    Sec. 3.335. Pollution control waste. "Pollution control waste" means any liquid, solid, semi-solid or gaseous waste generated as a direct or indirect result of the removal of contaminants from the air, water or land, and which pose a present or potential threat to human health or to the environment or with inherent properties which make the disposal of such waste in a landfill difficult to manage by normal means. "Pollution control waste" includes but is not limited to water and wastewater treatment plant sludges, baghouse dusts, landfill waste, scrubber sludges and chemical spill cleanings.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.340

    (415 ILCS 5/3.340) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.65)
    Sec. 3.340. Potable. "Potable" means generally fit for human consumption in accordance with accepted water supply principles and practices.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.345

    (415 ILCS 5/3.345) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.59)
    Sec. 3.345. Potential primary source. "Potential primary source" means any unit at a facility or site not currently subject to a removal or remedial action which:
        (1) is utilized for the treatment, storage, or
    
disposal of any hazardous or special waste not generated at the site; or
        (2) is utilized for the disposal of municipal waste
    
not generated at the site, other than landscape waste and construction and demolition debris; or
        (3) is utilized for the landfilling, land treating,
    
surface impounding or piling of any hazardous or special waste that is generated on the site or at other sites owned, controlled or operated by the same person; or
        (4) stores or accumulates at any time more than
    
75,000 pounds above ground, or more than 7,500 pounds below ground, of any hazardous substances.
    A new potential primary source is:
        (i) a potential primary source which is not in
    
existence or for which construction has not commenced at its location as of January 1, 1988; or
        (ii) a potential primary source which expands
    
laterally beyond the currently permitted boundary or, if the primary source is not permitted, the boundary in existence as of January 1, 1988; or
        (iii) a potential primary source which is part of a
    
facility that undergoes major reconstruction. Such reconstruction shall be deemed to have taken place where the fixed capital cost of the new components constructed within a 2-year period exceed 50% of the fixed capital cost of a comparable entirely new facility.
    Construction shall be deemed commenced when all necessary federal, State and local approvals have been obtained, and work at the site has been initiated and proceeds in a reasonably continuous manner to completion.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.350

    (415 ILCS 5/3.350) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.58)
    Sec. 3.350. Potential route. "Potential route" means abandoned and improperly plugged wells of all kinds, drainage wells, all injection wells, including closed loop heat pump wells, and any excavation for the discovery, development or production of stone, sand or gravel. This term does not include closed loop heat pump wells using USP food grade propylene glycol.
    A new potential route is:
        (1) a potential route which is not in existence or
    
for which construction has not commenced at its location as of January 1, 1988, or
        (2) a potential route which expands laterally beyond
    
the currently permitted boundary or, if the potential route is not permitted, the boundary in existence as of January 1, 1988.
    Construction shall be deemed commenced when all necessary federal, State and local approvals have been obtained, and work at the site has been initiated and proceeds in a reasonably continuous manner to completion.
(Source: P.A. 94-1048, eff. 1-1-07.)

415 ILCS 5/3.355

    (415 ILCS 5/3.355) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.60)
    Sec. 3.355. Potential secondary source. "Potential secondary source" means any unit at a facility or a site not currently subject to a removal or remedial action, other than a potential primary source, which:
        (1) is utilized for the landfilling, land treating,
    
or surface impounding of waste that is generated on the site or at other sites owned, controlled or operated by the same person, other than livestock and landscape waste, and construction and demolition debris; or
        (2) stores or accumulates at any time more than
    
25,000 but not more than 75,000 pounds above ground, or more than 2,500 but not more than 7,500 pounds below ground, of any hazardous substances; or
        (3) stores or accumulates at any time more than
    
25,000 gallons above ground, or more than 500 gallons below ground, of petroleum, including crude oil or any fraction thereof which is not otherwise specifically listed or designated as a hazardous substance; or
        (4) stores or accumulates pesticides, fertilizers, or
    
road oils for purposes of commercial application or for distribution to retail sales outlets; or
        (5) stores or accumulates at any time more than
    
50,000 pounds of any de-icing agent; or
        (6) is utilized for handling livestock waste or for
    
treating domestic wastewaters other than private sewage disposal systems as defined in the "Private Sewage Disposal Licensing Act".

 
A new potential secondary source is:
        (i) a potential secondary source which is not in
    
existence or for which construction has not commenced at its location as of July 1, 1988; or
        (ii) a potential secondary source which expands
    
laterally beyond the currently permitted boundary or, if the secondary source is not permitted, the boundary in existence as of July 1, 1988, other than an expansion for handling of livestock waste or for treating domestic wastewaters; or
        (iii) a potential secondary source which is part of a
    
facility that undergoes major reconstruction. Such reconstruction shall be deemed to have taken place where the fixed capital cost of the new components constructed within a 2-year period exceed 50% of the fixed capital cost of a comparable entirely new facility.

 
    Construction shall be deemed commenced when all necessary federal, State and local approvals have been obtained, and work at the site has been initiated and proceeds in a reasonably continuous manner to completion.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.360

    (415 ILCS 5/3.360) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.84)
    Sec. 3.360. Potentially infectious medical waste.
    (a) "Potentially infectious medical waste" means the following types of waste generated in connection with the diagnosis, treatment (i.e., provision of medical services), or immunization of human beings or animals; research pertaining to the provision of medical services; or the production or testing of biologicals:
        (1) Cultures and stocks. This waste shall include but
    
not be limited to cultures and stocks of agents infectious to humans, and associated biologicals; cultures from medical or pathological laboratories; cultures and stocks of infectious agents from research and industrial laboratories; wastes from the production of biologicals; discarded live or attenuated vaccines; or culture dishes and devices used to transfer, inoculate, or mix cultures.
        (2) Human pathological wastes. This waste shall
    
include tissue, organs, and body parts (except teeth and the contiguous structures of bone and gum); body fluids that are removed during surgery, autopsy, or other medical procedures; or specimens of body fluids and their containers.
        (3) Human blood and blood products. This waste shall
    
include discarded human blood, blood components (e.g., serum and plasma), or saturated material containing free flowing blood or blood components.
        (4) Used sharps. This waste shall include but not be
    
limited to discarded sharps used in animal or human patient care, medical research, or clinical or pharmaceutical laboratories; hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles; hypodermic or intravenous syringes; Pasteur pipettes; scalpel blades; or blood vials. This waste shall also include but not be limited to other types of broken or unbroken glass (including slides and cover slips) in contact with infectious agents.
        (5) Animal waste. Animal waste means discarded
    
materials, including carcasses, body parts, body fluids, blood, or bedding originating from animals inoculated during research, production of biologicals, or pharmaceutical testing with agents infectious to humans.
        (6) Isolation waste. This waste shall include
    
discarded materials contaminated with blood, excretions, exudates, and secretions from humans that are isolated to protect others from highly communicable diseases. "Highly communicable diseases" means those diseases identified by the Board in rules adopted under subsection (e) of Section 56.2 of this Act.
        (7) Unused sharps. This waste shall include but not
    
be limited to the following unused, discarded sharps: hypodermic, intravenous, or other needles; hypodermic or intravenous syringes; or scalpel blades.
    (b) Potentially infectious medical waste does not include:
        (1) waste generated as general household waste;
        (2) waste (except for sharps) for which the
    
infectious potential has been eliminated by treatment;
        (3) sharps that meet both of the following conditions:
            (A) the infectious potential has been eliminated
        
from the sharps by treatment; and
            (B) the sharps are rendered unrecognizable by
        
treatment; or
        (4) sharps that are managed in accordance with the
    
following requirements:
            (A) the infectious potential is eliminated from
        
the sharps by treatment at a facility that is permitted by the Agency for the treatment of potentially infectious medical waste;
            (B) the sharps are certified by the treatment
        
facility as non-special waste in accordance with Section 22.48 of this Act;
            (C) the sharps are packaged at the treatment
        
facility the same as required under Board rules for potentially infectious medical waste;
            (D) the sharps are transported under the custody
        
of the treatment facility to a landfill permitted by the Agency under Section 21 of this Act to accept municipal waste for disposal; and
            (E) the activities in subparagraphs (A) through
        
(D) of this paragraph (4) are authorized in, and conducted in accordance with, a permit issued by the Agency to the treatment facility.
(Source: P.A. 98-366, eff. 1-1-14.)

415 ILCS 5/3.363

    (415 ILCS 5/3.363)
    Sec. 3.363. Prevention of significant deterioration (PSD) permit. "Prevention of Significant Deterioration permit" or "PSD permit" means a permit or the portion of a permit for a new major source or major modification that is issued by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency under the construction permit program pursuant to subsection (c) of Section 9.1 that has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and incorporated into the Illinois State Implementation Plan to implement the requirements of Section 165 of the Clean Air Act and 40 CFR 51.166.
(Source: P.A. 99-463, eff. 1-1-16.)

415 ILCS 5/3.365

    (415 ILCS 5/3.365) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.28)
    Sec. 3.365. Public water supply. "Public water supply" means all mains, pipes and structures through which water is obtained and distributed to the public, including wells and well structures, intakes and cribs, pumping stations, treatment plants, reservoirs, storage tanks and appurtenances, collectively or severally, actually used or intended for use for the purpose of furnishing water for drinking or general domestic use and which serve at least 15 service connections or which regularly serve at least 25 persons at least 60 days per year. A public water supply is either a "community water supply" or a "non-community water supply".
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.370

    (415 ILCS 5/3.370) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.29)
    Sec. 3.370. RCRA permit. "RCRA permit" means a permit issued by the Agency pursuant to authorization received by the Agency from the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, (P.L. 94-580) (RCRA) and which meets the requirements of Section 3005 of RCRA and of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.375

    (415 ILCS 5/3.375) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.81)
    Sec. 3.375. Recycling center. "Recycling center" means a site or facility that accepts only segregated, nonhazardous, nonspecial, homogeneous, nonputrescible materials, such as dry paper, glass, cans or plastics, for subsequent use in the secondary materials market.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.380

    (415 ILCS 5/3.380) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.30)
    Sec. 3.380. Recycling, reclamation or reuse. "Recycling, reclamation or reuse" means a method, technique, or process designed to remove any contaminant from waste so as to render such waste reusable, or any process by which materials that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded are collected, separated or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.385

    (415 ILCS 5/3.385) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.31)
    Sec. 3.385. Refuse. "Refuse" means waste.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.390

    (415 ILCS 5/3.390) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.67)
    Sec. 3.390. Regulated recharge area. "Regulated recharge area" means a compact geographic area, as determined by the Board, the geology of which renders a potable resource groundwater particularly susceptible to contamination.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.395

    (415 ILCS 5/3.395) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.33)
    Sec. 3.395. Release. "Release" means any spilling, leaking, pumping, pouring, emitting, emptying, discharging, injecting, escaping, leaching, dumping, or disposing into the environment, but excludes (a) any release which results in exposure to persons solely within a workplace, with respect to a claim which such persons may assert against the employer of such persons; (b) emissions from the engine exhaust of a motor vehicle, rolling stock, aircraft, vessel, or pipeline pumping station engine; (c) release of source, byproduct, or special nuclear material from a nuclear incident, as those terms are defined in the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, if such release is subject to requirements with respect to financial protection established by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Section 170 of such Act; and (d) the normal application of fertilizer.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.400

    (415 ILCS 5/3.400) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.34)
    Sec. 3.400. Remedial action. "Remedial action" means those actions consistent with permanent remedy taken instead of or in addition to removal actions in the event of a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance into the environment, to prevent or minimize the release of hazardous substances so that they do not migrate to cause substantial danger to present or future public health or welfare or the environment. The term includes, but is not limited to, such actions at the location of the release as storage, confinement, perimeter protection using dikes, trenches, or ditches, clay cover, neutralization, cleanup of released hazardous substances or contaminated materials, recycling or reuse, diversion destruction, segregation of reactive wastes, dredging or excavations, repair or replacement of leaking containers, collection of leachate and runoff, onsite treatment or incineration, provision of alternative water supplies, and any monitoring reasonably required to assure that such actions protect the public health and welfare and the environment. The term includes the costs of permanent relocation of residents and businesses and community facilities where the Governor and the Director determine that, alone or in combination with other measures, such relocation is more cost-effective than and environmentally preferable to the transportation, storage, treatment, destruction, or secure disposition offsite of hazardous substances, or may otherwise be necessary to protect the public health or welfare. The term includes offsite transport of hazardous substances, or the storage, treatment, destruction, or secure disposition offsite of such hazardous substances or contaminated materials.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.405

    (415 ILCS 5/3.405) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.35)
    Sec. 3.405. Remove; removal. "Remove" or "removal" means the cleanup or removal of released hazardous substances from the environment, actions as may be necessary taken in the event of the threat of release of hazardous substances into the environment, actions as may be necessary to monitor, assess, and evaluate the release or threat of release of hazardous substances, the disposal of removed material, or the taking of other actions as may be necessary to prevent, minimize, or mitigate damage to the public health or welfare or the environment, that may otherwise result from a release or threat of release. The term includes, in addition, without being limited to, security fencing or other measures to limit access, provision of alternative water supplies, temporary evacuation and housing of threatened individuals, and any emergency assistance that may be provided under the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act or any other law.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.410

    (415 ILCS 5/3.410) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.36)
    Sec. 3.410. Re-refined oil. "Re-refined oil" means any oil which has been refined from used oil meeting substantially the same standards as new oil.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.415

    (415 ILCS 5/3.415) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.37)
    Sec. 3.415. Resident. "Resident" means a person who dwells or has a place of abode which is occupied by that person for 60 days or more each calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.420

    (415 ILCS 5/3.420) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.38)
    Sec. 3.420. Resource conservation. "Resource conservation" means reduction of the amounts of waste that are generated, reduction of overall resource consumption and the utilization of recovered resources.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.425

    (415 ILCS 5/3.425) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.90)
    Sec. 3.425. Resource Conservation and Recovery Act; RCRA. "Resource Conservation and Recovery Act" or "RCRA" means the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.430

    (415 ILCS 5/3.430) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.66)
    Sec. 3.430. Resource groundwater. "Resource groundwater" means groundwater that is presently being or in the future capable of being put to beneficial use by reason of being of suitable quality.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.435

    (415 ILCS 5/3.435) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.39)
    Sec. 3.435. Resource recovery. "Resource recovery" means the recovery of material or energy from waste.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.440

    (415 ILCS 5/3.440) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.40)
    Sec. 3.440. Respond; response. "Respond" or "response" means remove, removal, remedy, and remedial action.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.445

    (415 ILCS 5/3.445) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.41)
    Sec. 3.445. Sanitary landfill. "Sanitary landfill" means a facility permitted by the Agency for the disposal of waste on land meeting the requirements of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, P.L. 94-580, and regulations thereunder, and without creating nuisances or hazards to public health or safety, by confining the refuse to the smallest practical volume and covering it with a layer of earth at the conclusion of each day's operation, or by such other methods and intervals as the Board may provide by regulation.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.450

    (415 ILCS 5/3.450) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.61)
    Sec. 3.450. Setback zone. "Setback zone" means a geographic area, designated pursuant to this Act, containing a potable water supply well or a potential source or potential route, having a continuous boundary, and within which certain prohibitions or regulations are applicable in order to protect groundwaters.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.455

    (415 ILCS 5/3.455) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.42)
    Sec. 3.455. Sewage works. "Sewage works" means individually or collectively those constructions or devices used for collecting, pumping, treating, and disposing of sewage, industrial waste or other wastes or for the recovery of by-products from such wastes.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.458

    (415 ILCS 5/3.458)
    Sec. 3.458. Sharps collection station.
    (a) "Sharps collection station" means a designated area at an applicable facility where (i) hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other sharps, or (ii) medical household waste containing medical sharps, including, but not limited to, hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles or syringes or other sharps, are collected for transport, storage, treatment, transfer, or disposal.
    (b) For purposes of this Section, "applicable facility" means any of the following:
        (1) A hospital.
        (2) An ambulatory surgical treatment center,
    
physician's office, clinic, or other setting where a physician provides care.
        (3) A pharmacy employing a registered pharmacist.
        (4) The principal place of business of any government
    
official who is authorized under Section 1 of the Hypodermic Syringes and Needles Act (720 ILCS 635/) to possess hypodermic, intravenous, or other medical needles, or hypodermic or intravenous syringes, by reason of his or her official duties.
(Source: P.A. 94-641, eff. 8-22-05.)

415 ILCS 5/3.460

    (415 ILCS 5/3.460) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.43)
    Sec. 3.460. Site. "Site" means any location, place, tract of land, and facilities, including but not limited to buildings, and improvements used for purposes subject to regulation or control by this Act or regulations thereunder.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.465

    (415 ILCS 5/3.465) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.44)
    Sec. 3.465. Sludge. "Sludge" means any solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste generated from a municipal, commercial, or industrial wastewater treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility or any other such waste having similar characteristics and effects.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.470

    (415 ILCS 5/3.470) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.82)
    Sec. 3.470. Solid waste. "Solid waste" means waste.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.475

    (415 ILCS 5/3.475) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.45)
    Sec. 3.475. Special waste. "Special waste" means any of the following:
    (a) potentially infectious medical waste;
    (b) hazardous waste, as determined in conformance with RCRA hazardous waste determination requirements set forth in Section 722.111 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, including a residue from burning or processing hazardous waste in a boiler or industrial furnace unless the residue has been tested in accordance with Section 726.212 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code and proven to be nonhazardous;
    (c) industrial process waste or pollution control waste, except:
        (1) any such waste certified by its generator,
    
pursuant to Section 22.48 of this Act, not to be any of the following:
            (A) a liquid, as determined using the paint
        
filter test set forth in subdivision (3)(A) of subsection (m) of Section 811.107 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code;
            (B) regulated asbestos-containing waste
        
materials, as defined under the National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants in 40 CFR Section 61.141;
            (C) polychlorinated biphenyls (PCB's) regulated
        
pursuant to 40 CFR Part 761;
            (D) an industrial process waste or pollution
        
control waste subject to the waste analysis and recordkeeping requirements of Section 728.107 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code under the land disposal restrictions of Part 728 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code; and
            (E) a waste material generated by processing
        
recyclable metals by shredding and required to be managed as a special waste under Section 22.29 of this Act;
        (2) any empty portable device or container, including
    
but not limited to a drum, in which a special waste has been stored, transported, treated, disposed of, or otherwise handled, provided that the generator has certified that the device or container is empty and does not contain a liquid, as determined pursuant to item (A) of subdivision (1) of this subsection. For purposes of this subdivision, "empty portable device or container" means a device or container in which removal of special waste, except for a residue that shall not exceed one inch in thickness, has been accomplished by a practice commonly employed to remove materials of that type. An inner liner used to prevent contact between the special waste and the container shall be removed and managed as a special waste; or
        (3) as may otherwise be determined under Section 22.9
    
of this Act.
    "Special waste" does not mean fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps as defined in subsection (a) of Section 22.23a of this Act, waste that is managed in accordance with the universal waste requirements set forth in Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Subtitle G, Chapter I, Subchapter c, Part 733, or waste that is subject to rules adopted pursuant to subsection (c)(2) of Section 22.23a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.480

    (415 ILCS 5/3.480) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.46)
    Sec. 3.480. Storage. "Storage" means the containment of waste, either on a temporary basis or for a period of years, in such a manner as not to constitute disposal.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.485

    (415 ILCS 5/3.485) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.47)
    Sec. 3.485. Storage site. "Storage site" is a site at which waste is stored. "Storage site" includes transfer stations but does not include (i) a site that accepts or receives waste in transfer containers unless the waste is removed from the transfer container or unless the transfer container becomes stationary, en route to a disposal, treatment, or storage facility for more than 5 business days, or (ii) a site that accepts or receives open top units containing only clean construction and demolition debris, or (iii) a site that stores waste on a refuse motor vehicle or in the vehicle's detachable refuse receptacle for no more than 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, but only if the detachable refuse receptacle is completely covered or enclosed and is stored on the same site as the refuse motor vehicle that transported the receptacle to the site.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to be less stringent than or inconsistent with the provisions of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-480) or regulations adopted under it.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.487

    (415 ILCS 5/3.487)
    Sec. 3.487. Surface discharging private sewage disposal system. "Surface discharging private sewage disposal system" means a sewage disposal system that discharges into the waters of the United States, as that term is used in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-801, eff. 1-1-10.)

415 ILCS 5/3.488

    (415 ILCS 5/3.488)
    Sec. 3.488. Time-limited water quality standard. "Time-limited water quality standard" has the meaning ascribed to the term "water quality standards variance" in 40 CFR 131.3(o).
(Source: P.A. 99-937, eff. 2-24-17.)

415 ILCS 5/3.490

    (415 ILCS 5/3.490) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.48)
    Sec. 3.490. Trade secret. "Trade secret" means the whole or any portion or phase of any scientific or technical information, design, process (including a manufacturing process), procedure, formula or improvement, or business plan which is secret in that it has not been published or disseminated or otherwise become a matter of general public knowledge, and which has competitive value. A trade secret is presumed to be secret when the owner thereof takes reasonable measures to prevent it from becoming available to persons other than those selected by the owner to have access thereto for limited purposes.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.495

    (415 ILCS 5/3.495) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.48-5)
    Sec. 3.495. Transfer container. "Transfer container" means a reusable transportable shipping container that is completely covered or enclosed, that has a volume of not less than 250 cubic feet based on the external dimensions, and that is constructed and maintained to protect the container contents (which may include smaller containers that are or are not transfer containers) from water, rain, and wind, to prevent the free movement of rodents and vectors into or out of the container, and to prevent leaking from the container.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.500

    (415 ILCS 5/3.500) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.83)
    Sec. 3.500. Transfer station. "Transfer station" means a site or facility that accepts waste for temporary storage or consolidation and further transfer to a waste disposal, treatment or storage facility. "Transfer station" includes a site where waste is transferred from (1) a rail carrier to a motor vehicle or water carrier; (2) a water carrier to a rail carrier or motor vehicle; (3) a motor vehicle to a rail carrier, water carrier or motor vehicle; (4) a rail carrier to a rail carrier, if the waste is removed from a rail car; or (5) a water carrier to a water carrier, if the waste is removed from a vessel.
    "Transfer station" does not include (i) a site where waste is not removed from the transfer container, or (ii) a site that accepts or receives open top units containing only clean construction and demolition debris, or (iii) a site that stores waste on a refuse motor vehicle or in the vehicle's detachable refuse receptacle for no more than 24 hours, excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays, but only if the detachable refuse receptacle is completely covered or enclosed and is stored on the same site as the refuse motor vehicle that transported the receptacle to the site.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed to be less stringent than or inconsistent with the provisions of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-480) or regulations adopted under it.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.505

    (415 ILCS 5/3.505) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.49)
    Sec. 3.505. Treatment. "Treatment" means any method, technique or process, including neutralization, designed to change the physical, chemical, or biological character or composition of any waste so as to neutralize it or render it nonhazardous, safer for transport, amenable for recovery, amenable for storage, or reduced in volume. Such term includes any activity or processing designed to change the physical form or chemical composition of hazardous waste so as to render it nonhazardous.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.510

    (415 ILCS 5/3.510) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.50)
    Sec. 3.510. Underground injection. "Underground injection" means the subsurface emplacement of fluids by well injection.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.515

    (415 ILCS 5/3.515) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.62)
    Sec. 3.515. Unit. "Unit" means any device, mechanism, equipment, or area (exclusive of land utilized only for agricultural production). This term includes secondary containment structures and their contents at agrichemical facilities.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.520

    (415 ILCS 5/3.520) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.51)
    Sec. 3.520. Used oil. "Used oil" means any oil which has been refined from crude oil or refined from used oil, has been used, and as a result of such use has been contaminated by physical or chemical impurities, except that "used oil" shall not include that type of oil generated on farmland property devoted to agricultural use and used on that property for heating or burning.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.525

    (415 ILCS 5/3.525) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.91)
    Sec. 3.525. Vegetable by-products. "Vegetable by-products" means any waste consisting solely of the unused portion of fruits and vegetables, associated solids, and process water resulting from any commercial canning, freezing, preserving or other processing of fruits and vegetables. Vegetable by-products are not special wastes.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.530

    (415 ILCS 5/3.530) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.52)
    Sec. 3.530. Virgin oil. "Virgin oil" means any oil which has been refined from crude oil which may or may not contain additives and has not been used.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.535

    (415 ILCS 5/3.535) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.53)
    Sec. 3.535. Waste. "Waste" means any garbage, sludge from a waste treatment plant, water supply treatment plant, or air pollution control facility or other discarded material, including solid, liquid, semi-solid, or contained gaseous material resulting from industrial, commercial, mining and agricultural operations, and from community activities, but does not include solid or dissolved material in domestic sewage, or solid or dissolved materials in irrigation return flows, or coal combustion by-products as defined in Section 3.135, or industrial discharges which are point sources subject to permits under Section 402 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as now or hereafter amended, or source, special nuclear, or by-product materials as defined by the Atomic Energy Act of 1954, as amended (68 Stat. 921) or any solid or dissolved material from any facility subject to the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-87) or the rules and regulations thereunder or any law or rule or regulation adopted by the State of Illinois pursuant thereto.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.540

    (415 ILCS 5/3.540) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.54)
    Sec. 3.540. Waste disposal site. "Waste disposal site" is a site on which solid waste is disposed.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.545

    (415 ILCS 5/3.545) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.55)
    Sec. 3.545. Water pollution. "Water pollution" is such alteration of the physical, thermal, chemical, biological or radioactive properties of any waters of the State, or such discharge of any contaminant into any waters of the State, as will or is likely to create a nuisance or render such waters harmful or detrimental or injurious to public health, safety or welfare, or to domestic, commercial, industrial, agricultural, recreational, or other legitimate uses, or to livestock, wild animals, birds, fish, or other aquatic life.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.550

    (415 ILCS 5/3.550) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.56)
    Sec. 3.550. Waters. "Waters" means all accumulations of water, surface and underground, natural, and artificial, public and private, or parts thereof, which are wholly or partially within, flow through, or border upon this State.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.555

    (415 ILCS 5/3.555) (was 415 ILCS 5/3.57)
    Sec. 3.555. Well. "Well" means a bored, drilled or driven shaft, or dug hole, the depth of which is greater than the largest surface dimension.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/3.560

    (415 ILCS 5/3.560)
    Sec. 3.560. Exceptional Quality biosolids. "Exceptional Quality biosolids" means solids that:
        (1) are generated from the advanced processing of
    
publicly-owned sewage treatment plant sludge;
        (2) do not exceed the ceiling concentration limits
    
in Table 1 of 40 CFR 503.13 and the pollutant concentration limits in Table 3 of 40 CFR 503.13;
        (3) meet the requirements for classification as
    
Class A with respect to pathogens in 40 CFR 503.32(a); and
        (4) meet one of the vector attraction reduction
    
requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8).
(Source: P.A. 99-67, eff. 7-20-15.)

415 ILCS 5/4

    (415 ILCS 5/4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1004)
    Sec. 4. Environmental Protection Agency; establishment; duties.
    (a) There is established in the Executive Branch of the State Government an agency to be known as the Environmental Protection Agency. This Agency shall be under the supervision and direction of a Director who shall be appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate. The term of office of the Director shall expire on the third Monday of January in odd numbered years, provided that he or she shall hold office until a successor is appointed and has qualified. The Director shall receive an annual salary as set by the Compensation Review Board. The Director, in accord with the Personnel Code, shall employ and direct such personnel, and shall provide for such laboratory and other facilities, as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this Act. In addition, the Director may by agreement secure such services as he or she may deem necessary from any other department, agency, or unit of the State Government, and may employ and compensate such consultants and technical assistants as may be required.
    (b) The Agency shall have the duty to collect and disseminate such information, acquire such technical data, and conduct such experiments as may be required to carry out the purposes of this Act, including ascertainment of the quantity and nature of discharges from any contaminant source and data on those sources, and to operate and arrange for the operation of devices for the monitoring of environmental quality.
    (c) The Agency shall have authority to conduct a program of continuing surveillance and of regular or periodic inspection of actual or potential contaminant or noise sources, of public water supplies, and of refuse disposal sites.
    (d) In accordance with constitutional limitations, the Agency shall have authority to enter at all reasonable times upon any private or public property for the purpose of:
        (1) Inspecting and investigating to ascertain
    
possible violations of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order; or
        (2) In accordance with the provisions of this Act,
    
taking whatever preventive or corrective action, including but not limited to removal or remedial action, that is necessary or appropriate whenever there is a release or a substantial threat of a release of (A) a hazardous substance or pesticide or (B) petroleum from an underground storage tank.
    (e) The Agency shall have the duty to investigate violations of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order; to issue administrative citations as provided in Section 31.1 of this Act; and to take such summary enforcement action as is provided for by Section 34 of this Act.
    (f) The Agency shall appear before the Board in any hearing upon a petition for variance or time-limited water quality standard, the denial of a permit, or the validity or effect of a rule or regulation of the Board, and shall have the authority to appear before the Board in any hearing under the Act.
    (g) The Agency shall have the duty to administer, in accord with Title X of this Act, such permit and certification systems as may be established by this Act or by regulations adopted thereunder. The Agency may enter into written delegation agreements with any department, agency, or unit of State or local government under which all or portions of this duty may be delegated for public water supply storage and transport systems, sewage collection and transport systems, air pollution control sources with uncontrolled emissions of 100 tons per year or less and application of algicides to waters of the State. Such delegation agreements will require that the work to be performed thereunder will be in accordance with Agency criteria, subject to Agency review, and shall include such financial and program auditing by the Agency as may be required.
    (h) The Agency shall have authority to require the submission of complete plans and specifications from any applicant for a permit required by this Act or by regulations thereunder, and to require the submission of such reports regarding actual or potential violations of this Act, any rule or regulation adopted under this Act, any permit or term or condition of a permit, or any Board order, as may be necessary for the purposes of this Act.
    (i) The Agency shall have authority to make recommendations to the Board for the adoption of regulations under Title VII of the Act.
    (j) The Agency shall have the duty to represent the State of Illinois in any and all matters pertaining to plans, procedures, or negotiations for interstate compacts or other governmental arrangements relating to environmental protection.
    (k) The Agency shall have the authority to accept, receive, and administer on behalf of the State any grants, gifts, loans, indirect cost reimbursements, or other funds made available to the State from any source for purposes of this Act or for air or water pollution control, public water supply, solid waste disposal, noise abatement, or other environmental protection activities, surveys, or programs. Any federal funds received by the Agency pursuant to this subsection shall be deposited in a trust fund with the State Treasurer and held and disbursed by him in accordance with Treasurer as Custodian of Funds Act, provided that such monies shall be used only for the purposes for which they are contributed and any balance remaining shall be returned to the contributor.
    The Agency is authorized to promulgate such regulations and enter into such contracts as it may deem necessary for carrying out the provisions of this subsection.
    (l) The Agency is hereby designated as water pollution agency for the state for all purposes of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as amended; as implementing agency for the State for all purposes of the Safe Drinking Water Act, Public Law 93-523, as now or hereafter amended, except Section 1425 of that Act; as air pollution agency for the state for all purposes of the Clean Air Act of 1970, Public Law 91-604, approved December 31, 1970, as amended; and as solid waste agency for the state for all purposes of the Solid Waste Disposal Act, Public Law 89-272, approved October 20, 1965, and amended by the Resource Recovery Act of 1970, Public Law 91-512, approved October 26, 1970, as amended, and amended by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, (P.L. 94-580) approved October 21, 1976, as amended; as noise control agency for the state for all purposes of the Noise Control Act of 1972, Public Law 92-574, approved October 27, 1972, as amended; and as implementing agency for the State for all purposes of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-510), as amended; and otherwise as pollution control agency for the State pursuant to federal laws integrated with the foregoing laws, for financing purposes or otherwise. The Agency is hereby authorized to take all action necessary or appropriate to secure to the State the benefits of such federal Acts, provided that the Agency shall transmit to the United States without change any standards adopted by the Pollution Control Board pursuant to Section 5(c) of this Act. This subsection (l) of Section 4 shall not be construed to bar or prohibit the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Commission from accepting, receiving, and administering on behalf of the State any grants, gifts, loans or other funds for which the Commission is eligible pursuant to the Environmental Protection Trust Fund Act. The Agency is hereby designated as the State agency for all purposes of administering the requirements of Section 313 of the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986.
    Any municipality, sanitary district, or other political subdivision, or any Agency of the State or interstate Agency, which makes application for loans or grants under such federal Acts shall notify the Agency of such application; the Agency may participate in proceedings under such federal Acts.
    (m) The Agency shall have authority, consistent with Section 5(c) and other provisions of this Act, and for purposes of Section 303(e) of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, as now or hereafter amended, to engage in planning processes and activities and to develop plans in cooperation with units of local government, state agencies and officers, and other appropriate persons in connection with the jurisdiction or duties of each such unit, agency, officer or person. Public hearings shall be held on the planning process, at which any person shall be permitted to appear and be heard, pursuant to procedural regulations promulgated by the Agency.
    (n) In accordance with the powers conferred upon the Agency by Sections 10(g), 13(b), 19, 22(d) and 25 of this Act, the Agency shall have authority to establish and enforce minimum standards for the operation of laboratories relating to analyses and laboratory tests for air pollution, water pollution, noise emissions, contaminant discharges onto land and sanitary, chemical, and mineral quality of water distributed by a public water supply. The Agency may enter into formal working agreements with other departments or agencies of state government under which all or portions of this authority may be delegated to the cooperating department or agency.
    (o) The Agency shall have the authority to issue certificates of competency to persons and laboratories meeting the minimum standards established by the Agency in accordance with Section 4(n) of this Act and to promulgate and enforce regulations relevant to the issuance and use of such certificates. The Agency may enter into formal working agreements with other departments or agencies of state government under which all or portions of this authority may be delegated to the cooperating department or agency.
    (p) Except as provided in Section 17.7, the Agency shall have the duty to analyze samples as required from each public water supply to determine compliance with the contaminant levels specified by the Pollution Control Board. The maximum number of samples which the Agency shall be required to analyze for microbiological quality shall be 6 per month, but the Agency may, at its option, analyze a larger number each month for any supply. Results of sample analyses for additional required bacteriological testing, turbidity, residual chlorine and radionuclides are to be provided to the Agency in accordance with Section 19. Owners of water supplies may enter into agreements with the Agency to provide for reduced Agency participation in sample analyses.
    (q) The Agency shall have the authority to provide notice to any person who may be liable pursuant to Section 22.2(f) of this Act for a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide. Such notice shall include the identified response action and an opportunity for such person to perform the response action.
    (r) The Agency may enter into written delegation agreements with any unit of local government under which it may delegate all or portions of its inspecting, investigating and enforcement functions. Such delegation agreements shall require that work performed thereunder be in accordance with Agency criteria and subject to Agency review. Notwithstanding any other provision of law to the contrary, no unit of local government shall be liable for any injury resulting from the exercise of its authority pursuant to such a delegation agreement unless the injury is proximately caused by the willful and wanton negligence of an agent or employee of the unit of local government, and any policy of insurance coverage issued to a unit of local government may provide for the denial of liability and the nonpayment of claims based upon injuries for which the unit of local government is not liable pursuant to this subsection (r).
    (s) The Agency shall have authority to take whatever preventive or corrective action is necessary or appropriate, including but not limited to expenditure of monies appropriated from the Build Illinois Bond Fund and the Build Illinois Purposes Fund for removal or remedial action, whenever any hazardous substance or pesticide is released or there is a substantial threat of such a release into the environment. The State, the Director, and any State employee shall be indemnified for any damages or injury arising out of or resulting from any action taken under this subsection. The Director of the Agency is authorized to enter into such contracts and agreements as are necessary to carry out the Agency's duties under this subsection.
    (t) The Agency shall have authority to distribute grants, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to units of local government for financing and construction of wastewater facilities in both incorporated and unincorporated areas. With respect to all monies appropriated from the Build Illinois Bond Fund and the Build Illinois Purposes Fund for wastewater facility grants, the Agency shall make distributions in conformity with the rules and regulations established pursuant to the Anti-Pollution Bond Act, as now or hereafter amended.
    (u) Pursuant to the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, the Agency shall have the authority to adopt such rules as are necessary or appropriate for the Agency to implement Section 31.1 of this Act.
    (v) (Blank.)
    (w) Neither the State, nor the Director, nor the Board, nor any State employee shall be liable for any damages or injury arising out of or resulting from any action taken under subsection (s).
    (x)(1) The Agency shall have authority to distribute grants, subject to appropriation by the General Assembly, to units of local government for financing and construction of public water supply facilities. With respect to all monies appropriated from the Build Illinois Bond Fund or the Build Illinois Purposes Fund for public water supply grants, such grants shall be made in accordance with rules promulgated by the Agency. Such rules shall include a requirement for a local match of 30% of the total project cost for projects funded through such grants.
    (2) The Agency shall not terminate a grant to a unit of local government for the financing and construction of public water supply facilities unless and until the Agency adopts rules that set forth precise and complete standards, pursuant to Section 5-20 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, for the termination of such grants. The Agency shall not make determinations on whether specific grant conditions are necessary to ensure the integrity of a project or on whether subagreements shall be awarded, with respect to grants for the financing and construction of public water supply facilities, unless and until the Agency adopts rules that set forth precise and complete standards, pursuant to Section 5-20 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, for making such determinations. The Agency shall not issue a stop-work order in relation to such grants unless and until the Agency adopts precise and complete standards, pursuant to Section 5-20 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act, for determining whether to issue a stop-work order.
    (y) The Agency shall have authority to release any person from further responsibility for preventive or corrective action under this Act following successful completion of preventive or corrective action undertaken by such person upon written request by the person.
    (z) To the extent permitted by any applicable federal law or regulation, for all work performed for State construction projects which are funded in whole or in part by a capital infrastructure bill enacted by the 96th General Assembly by sums appropriated to the Environmental Protection Agency, at least 50% of the total labor hours must be performed by actual residents of the State of Illinois. For purposes of this subsection, "actual residents of the State of Illinois" means persons domiciled in the State of Illinois. The Department of Labor shall promulgate rules providing for the enforcement of this subsection.
    (aa) The Agency may adopt rules requiring the electronic submission of any information required to be submitted to the Agency pursuant to any State or federal law or regulation or any court or Board order. Any rules adopted under this subsection (aa) must include, but are not limited to, identification of the information to be submitted electronically.
(Source: P.A. 98-72, eff. 7-15-13; 99-937, eff. 2-24-17.)

415 ILCS 5/4.1

    (415 ILCS 5/4.1)
    Sec. 4.1. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-414. Repealed by P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)