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

415 ILCS 5/Tit. IV

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. IV heading)
TITLE IV: PUBLIC WATER SUPPLIES

415 ILCS 5/14

    (415 ILCS 5/14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014)
    Sec. 14. The General Assembly finds that state supervision of public water supplies is necessary in order to protect the public from disease and to assure an adequate supply of pure water for all beneficial uses.
    It is the purpose of this Title to assure adequate protection of public water supplies.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/14.1

    (415 ILCS 5/14.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.1)
    Sec. 14.1. Community water supply; minimum setback zone. A minimum setback zone is established for the location of each new community water supply well as follows:
    (a) No new community water supply well may be located within 200 feet of any potential primary or potential secondary source or any potential route.
    (b) No new community water supply well deriving water from fractured or highly permeable bedrock or from an unconsolidated and unconfined sand and gravel formation may be located within 400 feet of any potential primary or potential secondary source or any potential route. Such 400 foot setback is not applicable to any new community water supply well where the potential primary or potential secondary source is located within a site for which certification is currently in effect pursuant to Section 14.5.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall affect any location and construction requirement imposed in Section 6 of the "Illinois Water Well Construction Code", approved August 20, 1965, as amended, and the regulations promulgated thereunder.
    (d) For the purposes of this Section, a community water supply well is "new" if it is constructed after September 24, 1987.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall affect the minimum distance requirements for new community water supply wells relative to common sources of sanitary pollution as specified by rules adopted under Section 17 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/14.2

    (415 ILCS 5/14.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.2)
    Sec. 14.2. New potential source or route; minimum setback zone. A minimum setback zone is established for the location of each new potential source or new potential route as follows:
    (a) Except as provided in subsections (b), (c) and (h) of this Section, no new potential route or potential primary source or potential secondary source may be placed within 200 feet of any existing or permitted community water supply well or other potable water supply well.
    (b) The owner of a new potential primary source or a potential secondary source or a potential route may secure a waiver from the requirement of subsection (a) of this Section for a potable water supply well other than a community water supply well. A written request for a waiver shall be made to the owner of the water well and the Agency. Such request shall identify the new or proposed potential source or potential route, shall generally describe the possible effect of such potential source or potential route upon the water well and any applicable technology-based controls which will be utilized to minimize the potential for contamination, and shall state whether, and under what conditions, the requestor will provide an alternative potable water supply. Waiver may be granted by the owner of the water well no less than 90 days after receipt of the request unless prior to such time the Agency notifies the well owner that it does not concur with the request.
    The Agency shall not concur with any such request which fails to accurately describe reasonably foreseeable effects of the potential source or potential route upon the water well or any applicable technology-based controls. Such notification by the Agency shall be in writing, and shall include a statement of reasons for the nonconcurrence. Waiver of the minimum setback zone established under subsection (a) of this Section shall extinguish the water well owner's rights under Section 6b of the Illinois Water Well Construction Code but shall not preclude enforcement of any law regarding water pollution. If the owner of the water well has not granted a waiver within 120 days after receipt of the request or the Agency has notified the owner that it does not concur with the request, the owner of a potential source or potential route may file a petition for an exception with the Board and the Agency pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section.
    No waiver under this Section is required where the potable water supply well is part of a private water system as defined in the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act, and the owner of such well will also be the owner of a new potential secondary source or a potential route. In such instances, a prohibition of 75 feet shall apply and the owner shall notify the Agency of the intended action so that the Agency may provide information regarding the potential hazards associated with location of a potential secondary source or potential route in close proximity to a potable water supply well.
    (c) The Board may grant an exception from the setback requirements of this Section and subsection (e) of Section 14.3 to the owner of a new potential route, a new potential primary source other than landfilling or land treating, or a new potential secondary source. The owner seeking an exception with respect to a community water supply well shall file a petition with the Board and the Agency. The owner seeking an exception with respect to a potable water supply well other than a community water supply well shall file a petition with the Board and the Agency, and set forth therein the circumstances under which a waiver has been sought but not obtained pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section. A petition shall be accompanied by proof that the owner of each potable water supply well for which setback requirements would be affected by the requested exception has been notified and been provided with a copy of the petition. A petition shall set forth such facts as may be required to support an exception, including a general description of the potential impacts of such potential source or potential route upon groundwaters and the affected water well, and an explanation of the applicable technology-based controls which will be utilized to minimize the potential for contamination of the potable water supply well.
    The Board shall grant an exception, whenever it is found upon presentation of adequate proof, that compliance with the setback requirements of this Section would pose an arbitrary and unreasonable hardship upon the petitioner, that the petitioner will utilize the best available technology controls economically achievable to minimize the likelihood of contamination of the potable water supply well, that the maximum feasible alternative setback will be utilized, and that the location of such potential source or potential route will not constitute a significant hazard to the potable water supply well.
    The Board shall adopt procedural rules governing requests for exceptions under this subsection. The rulemaking provisions of Title VII of this Act and of Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall not apply to such rules. A decision made by the Board pursuant to this subsection shall constitute a final determination.
    The granting of an exception by the Board shall not extinguish the water well owner's rights under Section 6b of the Illinois Water Well Construction Code in instances where the owner has elected not to provide a waiver pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section.
    (d) Except as provided in subsections (c) and (h) of this Section and Section 14.5, no new potential route or potential primary source or potential secondary source may be placed within 400 feet of any existing or permitted community water supply well deriving water from an unconfined shallow fractured or highly permeable bedrock formation or from an unconsolidated and unconfined sand and gravel formation. The Agency shall notify the owner and operator of each well which is afforded this setback protection and shall maintain a directory of all community water supply wells to which the 400 foot minimum setback zone applies.
    (e) The minimum setback zones established under subsections (a) and (b) of this Section shall not apply to new common sources of sanitary pollution as specified pursuant to Section 17 and the regulations adopted thereunder by the Agency; however, no such common sources may be located within the applicable minimum distance from a community water supply well specified by such regulations.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the power of any county or municipality to adopt ordinances which are consistent with but not more stringent than the prohibitions herein.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall preclude any arrangement under which the owner or operator of a new source or route does the following:
        (1) purchases an existing water supply well and
    
attendant property with the intent of eventually abandoning or totally removing the well;
        (2) replaces an existing water supply well with a new
    
water supply of substantially equivalent quality and quantity as a precondition to locating or constructing such source or route;
        (3) implements any other arrangement which is
    
mutually agreeable with the owner of a water supply well; or
        (4) modifies the on-site storage capacity at an
    
agrichemical facility such that the volume of pesticide storage does not exceed 125% of the available capacity in existence on April 1, 1990, or the volume of fertilizer storage does not exceed 150% of the available capacity in existence on April 1, 1990; provided that a written endorsement for an agrichemical facility permit is in effect under Section 39.4 of this Act and the maximum feasible setback is maintained. This on-site storage capacity includes mini-bulk pesticides, package agrichemical storage areas, liquid or dry fertilizers, and liquid or dry pesticides.
    (h) A new potential route, which is an excavation for stone, sand or gravel and which becomes active on lands which were acquired or were being held as mineral reserves prior to September 24, 1987, shall only be subject to the setback requirements of subsections (a) and (d) of this Section with respect to any community water supply well, non-community water system well, or semi-private water system well in existence prior to January 1, 1988.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/14.3

    (415 ILCS 5/14.3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.3)
    Sec. 14.3. Community water supply; maximum setback zone. A maximum setback zone may be established for a community water supply well as follows:
    (a) Owners of community water supplies which utilize any water well, or any county or municipality served by any community water supply well, may determine the lateral area of influence of the well under normal operational conditions. The Agency shall adopt procedures by which such determinations may be made including, where appropriate, pumping tests and estimation techniques.
    (b) Where the results of any determination made pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section disclose that the distance from the well to the outermost boundary of the lateral area of influence of the well under normal operational conditions exceeds the radius of the minimum setback zone established for that well pursuant to Section 14.2, any county or municipality served by such water supply may in writing request the Agency to review and confirm the technical adequacy of such determination. The Agency shall, within 90 days of the request, notify the county or municipality whether the determination is technically adequate for describing the outer boundary of drawdown of the affected groundwater by the well under normal operational conditions. Any action by the Agency hereunder shall be in writing and shall constitute a final determination of the Agency.
    (c) Upon receipt of Agency confirmation of the technical adequacy of such determination, the county or municipality may, after notice and opportunity for comment, adopt an ordinance setting forth the location of each affected well and specifying the boundaries of a maximum setback zone, which boundaries may be irregular. In no event, however, shall any portion of such a boundary be in excess of 1,000 feet from the wellhead, except as provided by subsection (f) of this Section. Such ordinance shall include the area within the applicable minimum setback zone and shall incorporate requirements which are consistent with but not more stringent than the prohibitions of this Act and the regulations promulgated by the Board under Section 14.4, except as provided by subsection (f) of this Section. Upon adoption, the county or municipality shall provide a copy of the ordinance to the Agency. Any county or municipality which fails to adopt such an ordinance within 2 years of receipt of Agency confirmation of technical adequacy may not proceed under the authority of this Section without obtaining a new confirmation of the technical adequacy pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section.
    (d) After July 1, 1989, and upon written notice to the county or municipality, the Agency may propose to the Board a regulation establishing a maximum setback zone for any well subject to this Section. Such proposal shall be based upon all reasonably available hydrogeologic information, include the justification for expanding the zone of wellhead protection, and specify the boundaries of such zone, no portion of which boundaries shall be in excess of 1,000 feet from the wellhead. Such justification may include the need to protect a sole source of public water supply or a highly vulnerable source of groundwater, or an Agency finding that the presence of potential primary or potential secondary sources or potential routes represents a significant hazard to the public health or the environment. The Agency may proceed with the filing of such a proposal unless the county or municipality, within 30 days of the receipt of the written notice, files a written request for a conference with the Agency. Upon receipt of such a request, the Agency shall schedule a conference to be held within 90 days thereafter. At the conference, the Agency shall inform the county or municipality regarding the proposal. Within 30 days after the conference, the affected unit of local government may provide written notice to the Agency of its intent to establish a maximum setback zone in lieu of the Agency acting on a proposal. Upon receipt of such a notice of intent, the Agency may not file a proposal with the Board for a period of 6 months. Rulemaking proceedings initiated by the Agency under this subsection shall be conducted by the Board pursuant to Title VII of this Act, except that subsection (b) of Section 27 shall not apply.
    Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the general authority of the Board to promulgate regulations pursuant to Title VII of this Act. Nothing in this subsection shall limit the right of any person to participate in rulemaking proceedings conducted by the Board under this subsection.
    (e) Except as provided in subsection (c) of Section 14.2, no new potential primary source shall be placed within the maximum setback zone established for any community water supply well pursuant to subsection (c) or (d) of this Section. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed as limiting the power of any county or municipality to adopt ordinances which are consistent with but not more stringent than the prohibition as stated herein.
    (f) If an active community water supply well is withdrawing groundwater from within the alluvial deposits and is located within 1000 feet of public waters, the boundaries of a maximum setback zone adopted by ordinance pursuant to subsection (c) may be established to a distance of 2,500 feet from the wellhead. No new potential route shall be placed, operated or utilized within the maximum setback zone established for any community water supply well pursuant to this subsection. Restrictions provided in subsection (e) shall not be applied beyond 1,000 feet from the wellhead for maximum setback zones adopted pursuant to this subsection. An ordinance which creates a maximum setback zone as described by this subsection shall also be consistent with subsections (a), (b) and (c) of this Section, including incorporation of requirements which are consistent with but no more stringent than the prohibitions of this Act. For purposes of this subsection, the term "public waters" means public waters as defined in Section 18 of the Rivers, Lakes, and Streams Act, as now or hereafter amended.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/14.4

    (415 ILCS 5/14.4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.4)
    Sec. 14.4. Groundwater rules.
    (a) No later than January 1, 1989, the Agency, after consultation with the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Groundwater and the Groundwater Advisory Council, shall propose regulations to the Board prescribing standards and requirements for the following activities:
        (1) landfilling, land treating, surface impounding or
    
piling of special waste and other wastes which could cause contamination of groundwater and which are generated on the site, other than hazardous, livestock and landscape waste, and construction and demolition debris;
        (2) storage of special waste in an underground
    
storage tank for which federal regulatory requirements for the protection of groundwater are not applicable;
        (3) storage and related handling of pesticides and
    
fertilizers at a facility for the purpose of commercial application;
        (4) storage and related handling of road oils and
    
de-icing agents at a central location; and
        (5) storage and related handling of pesticides and
    
fertilizers at a central location for the purpose of distribution to retail sales outlets.
    In preparing such regulation, the Agency shall provide as it deems necessary for more stringent provisions for those activities enumerated in this subsection which are not already in existence. Any activity for which such standards and requirements are proposed may be referred to as a new activity. For the purposes of this Section, the term "commercial application" shall not include the use of pesticides or fertilizers in a manner incidental to the primary business activity.
    (b) No later than October 1, 1993, the Board shall promulgate appropriate regulations for existing activities. In promulgating these regulations, the Board shall, in addition to the factors set forth in Title VII of this Act, consider the following:
        (1) appropriate programs for water quality monitoring;
        (2) reporting, recordkeeping and remedial response
    
measures;
        (3) appropriate technology-based measures for
    
pollution control; and
        (4) requirements for closure or discontinuance of
    
operations.
    Such regulations as are promulgated pursuant to this subsection shall be for the express purpose of protecting groundwaters. The applicability of such regulations shall be limited to any existing activity which is located:
        (A) within a setback zone regulated by this Act,
    
other than an activity located on the same site as a non-community water system well and for which the owner is the same for both the activity and the well; or
        (B) within a regulated recharge area as delineated by
    
Board regulation, provided that:
            (i) the boundary of the lateral area of influence
        
of a community water supply well located within the recharge area includes such activity therein;
            (ii) the distance from the wellhead of the
        
community water supply to the activity does not exceed 2500 feet; and
            (iii) the community water supply well was in
        
existence prior to January 1, 1988.
    In addition, the Board shall ensure that the promulgated regulations are consistent with and not pre-emptive of the certification system provided by Section 14.5. The Board shall modify the regulations adopted under this subsection to provide an exception for existing activities subject to Section 14.6.
    (c) Concurrently with the action mandated by subsection (a), the Agency shall evaluate, with respect to the protection of groundwater, the adequacy of existing federal and State regulations regarding the disposal of hazardous waste and the offsite disposal of special and municipal wastes. The Agency shall then propose, as it deems necessary, additional regulations for such new disposal activities as may be necessary to achieve a level of groundwater protection that is consistent with the regulations proposed under subsection (a) of this Section.
    (d) Following receipt of proposed regulations submitted by the Agency pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, the Board shall promulgate appropriate regulations for new activities. In promulgating these regulations, the Board shall, in addition to the factors set forth in Title VII of this Act, consider the following:
        (1) appropriate programs for water quality
    
monitoring, including, where appropriate, notification limitations to trigger preventive response activities;
        (2) design practices and technology-based measures
    
appropriate for minimizing the potential for groundwater contamination;
        (3) reporting, recordkeeping and remedial response
    
measures; and
        (4) requirements for closure or discontinuance of
    
operations.
    Such regulations as are promulgated pursuant to this subsection shall be for the express purpose of protecting groundwaters. The applicability of such regulations shall be limited to any new activity which is to be located within a setback zone regulated by this Act, or which is to be located within a regulated recharge area as delineated by Board regulation. In addition, the Board shall ensure that the promulgated regulations are consistent with and not pre-emptive of the certification system provided by Section 14.5. The Board shall modify the regulations adopted under this subsection to provide an exception for new activities subject to Section 14.6.
    (e) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as prohibiting any person for whom regulations are promulgated by the Board pursuant to subsection (b) or (c) of this Section, from proposing and obtaining, concurrently with the regulations proposed by the Agency pursuant to subsection (a) of this Section, a rule specific to individual persons or sites pursuant to Title VII of this Act which codifies alternative groundwater protection methods that provide substantially equivalent protection for community water supplies.
    (f) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the power of any county or municipality to adopt ordinances, which are consistent with but not more stringent than the regulations adopted by the Board pursuant to this Section, for application of standards and requirements within such setback zones as are provided by this Act.
    (g) The Agency shall prepare a groundwater protection regulatory agenda for submittal to the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Groundwater and the Groundwater Advisory Council. In preparing this agenda, the Agency shall consider situations where gaps may exist in federal or State regulatory protection for groundwater, or where further refinements could be necessary to achieve adequate protection of groundwater.
    (h) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the general authority of the Board to promulgate regulations pursuant to Title VII of this Act.
    (i) The Board's rulemaking with respect to subsection (a)(3) of this Section shall take into account the relevant aspects of the Department of Agriculture's Part 255 regulations which specify containment rules for agrichemical facilities.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/14.5

    (415 ILCS 5/14.5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.5)
    Sec. 14.5. (a) The Agency shall administer a certification system for sites which represent a minimal hazard with respect to contamination of groundwaters by potential primary or potential secondary sources. No later than January 1, 1988, the Agency shall develop and make available a minimal hazard certification form and guidelines for the use and management of containers and above ground tanks, and for the piling of waste.
    (b) After January 1, 1988, the owner of any site which would otherwise be subject to the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 14.2 or Section 14.4 and regulations adopted thereunder may provide a certification of minimal hazard to the Agency if the following conditions are met:
        (1) no on-site landfilling, land treating, or surface
    
impounding of waste, other than landscape waste or construction and demolition debris, has taken place and such circumstance will continue;
        (2) no on-site piles of special or hazardous waste
    
are present and such circumstance will continue, and any piling of other wastes which could cause contamination of groundwater will be consistent with guidelines developed by the Agency;
        (3) no underground storage tanks are present on the
    
site and such circumstances will continue;
        (4) use and management of containers and above ground
    
tanks will be consistent with guidelines developed by the Agency;
        (5) no on-site release of any hazardous substance or
    
petroleum has taken place which was of sufficient magnitude to contaminate groundwaters;
        (6) no more than 100 gallons of either pesticides or
    
organic solvents, or 10,000 gallons of any hazardous substances, or 30,000 gallons of petroleum, will be present at any time; and
        (7) notice has been given to the owner of each
    
community water supply well within 1,000 feet of the site.
    (c) Upon receipt of a certification pursuant to subsection (b) of this Section the Agency shall, within 90 days, take one of the following actions:
        (1) notify the owner of the site in writing that the
    
certification is complete and adequate;
        (2) notify the owner of the site in writing that the
    
certification is not adequate, including a statement of the reasons therefor;
        (3) notify the owner of the site in writing that a
    
site inspection will be held within 120 days, and that following such inspection but still within the 120 day period further action will be taken pursuant to item (1) or (2) of this subsection; or
        (4) notify in writing the owner of the site that
    
pursuant to Section 17.1 a county or municipality is conducting a groundwater protection needs assessment or the Agency is conducting a well site survey which encompasses the site for which certification is being processed, and specify a time period, not to exceed a total of 180 days from the date of the notice, for consideration of the findings from such assessment or survey and by which further action will be taken pursuant to item (1) or (2) of this subsection.
    A certification is not adequate if it fails to address each of the conditions required to be met by subsection (b) of this Section, or if the Agency possesses information which reasonably suggests that any statement made in the certification is inaccurate or incomplete. Action under item (1) or (2) of this subsection shall constitute a final determination of the Agency.
    (d) When a certification has been provided with respect to which the Agency has made a finding of adequacy or has failed to act in a timely manner pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section, the site shall not be subject to the provisions of subsection (d) of Section 14.2 or Section 14.4 and regulations adopted thereunder for the following time periods:
        (1) one year, if the Agency has failed to act in a
    
timely manner pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section, during which time the owner must recertify to continue such status;
        (2) three years, if the site is located within a
    
minimum or maximum setback zone, during which time the owner must recertify to continue such status;
        (3) five years, if the site is located within a
    
regulated recharge area, during which time the owner must recertify to continue such status; or
        (4) 90 days past the time when a change of ownership
    
takes place, during which time the new owner must recertify to continue such status.
    (e) During the effective period of a certification, the owner of the site shall maintain compliance with the conditions specified in subsection (b) of this Section. Any failure by the owner to maintain such compliance shall be just cause for decertification by the Agency. Such action may only be taken after the Agency has provided the owner with a written notice which identifies the noncompliance and specifies a 30 day period during which a written response may be provided by the owner. Such response may describe any actions taken by the owner which relate to the conditions of certification. If such response is deficient or untimely, the Agency shall serve notice upon the owner that the site has been decertified and is subject to the applicable provisions of subsection (d) of Section 14.2 or Section 14.4 and regulations adopted thereunder. Such notification shall constitute a final determination of the Agency.
    (f) The Agency shall maintain a master listing, indexed by county, of those sites for which certifications are in effect. Upon the establishment of a regional planning committee pursuant to Section 17.2, the Agency shall provide a copy of the pertinent portions of such listing to such committee on a quarterly basis. The Agency shall also make copies of such listing available to units of local government and the public upon request.
    (g) The Agency may enter into a written delegation agreement with any county or municipality, which has adopted an ordinance consistent with Section 14.2 or 14.3, to administer the provisions of this Section. Such delegation agreements shall require that the work to be performed thereunder shall be in accordance with criteria established by the Agency, be subject to periodic review by the Agency, and shall include such financial and program auditing by the Agency as may be necessary.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

415 ILCS 5/14.6

    (415 ILCS 5/14.6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1014.6)
    Sec. 14.6. Agrichemical facilities.
    (a) Notwithstanding the provisions of Section 14.4, groundwater protection for storage and related handling of pesticides and fertilizers at a facility for the purpose of commercial application or at a central location for the purpose of distribution to retail sales outlets may be provided by adherence to the provisions of this Section. For any such activity to be subject to this Section, the following action must be taken by an owner or operator:
        (1) with respect to agrichemical facilities, as
    
defined by the Illinois Pesticide Act, the Illinois Fertilizer Act and regulations adopted thereunder, file a written notice of intent to be subject to the provisions of this Section with the Department of Agriculture by January 1, 1993, or within 6 months after the date on which a maximum setback zone is established or a regulated recharge area regulation is adopted that affects such a facility;
        (2) with respect to lawn care facilities that are
    
subject to the containment area provisions of the Lawn Care Products Application and Notice Act and its regulations, file a written notice of intent to be subject to the provisions of this Section with the Department of Agriculture by January 1, 1993, or within 6 months after the date on which a maximum setback zone is established or a regulated recharge area regulation is adopted that affects such a facility;
        (3) with respect to a central distribution location
    
that is not an agrichemical facility, certify intent to be subject to the provisions of this Section on the appropriate license or renewal application form submitted to the Department of Agriculture; or
        (4) with respect to any other affected facility,
    
certify intent to be subject to the provisions of this Section on the appropriate renewal application forms submitted to the Department of Agriculture or other appropriate agency.
    An owner or operator of a facility that takes the action described in this subsection shall be subject to the provisions of this Section and shall not be regulated under the provisions of Section 14.4, except as provided in subsection (d) of this Section. The Department of Agriculture or other appropriate agency shall provide copies of the written notices and certifications to the Agency. For the purposes of this subsection, the term "commercial application" shall not include the use of pesticides or fertilizers in a manner incidental to the primary business activity.
    (b) The Agency and Department of Agriculture shall cooperatively develop a program for groundwater protection for designated facilities or sites consistent with the activities specified in subsection (a) of this Section. In developing such a program, the Agency and the Department of Agriculture shall consult with affected interests and take into account relevant information. Based on such agreed program, the Department of Agriculture shall adopt appropriate regulatory requirements for the designated facilities or sites and administer a program. At a minimum, the following considerations must be adequately addressed as part of such program:
        (1) a facility review process, using available
    
information when appropriate, to determine those sites where groundwater monitoring will be implemented;
        (2) requirements for groundwater quality monitoring
    
for sites identified under item (1);
        (3) reporting, response, and operating practices for
    
the types of designated facilities; and
        (4) requirements for closure or discontinuance of
    
operations.
    (c) The Agency may enter into a written agreement with any State agency to operate a cooperative program for groundwater protection for designated facilities or sites consistent with the activities specified in subparagraph (4) of subsection (a) of this Section. Such State agency shall adopt appropriate regulatory requirements for the designated facilities or sites and necessary procedures and practices to administer the program.
    (d) The Agency shall ensure that any facility that is subject to this Section is in compliance with applicable provisions as specified in subsection (b) or (c) of this Section. To fulfill this responsibility, the Agency may rely on information provided by another State agency or other information that is obtained on a direct basis. If a facility is not in compliance with the applicable provisions, or a deficiency in the execution of a program affects such a facility, the Agency may so notify the facility of this condition and shall provide 30 days for a written response to be filed. The response may describe any actions taken by the owner which relate to the condition of noncompliance. If the response is deficient or untimely, the Agency shall serve notice upon the owner that the facility is subject to the applicable provisions of Section 14.4 of this Act and regulations adopted thereunder.
    (e) (Blank.)
    (f) After January 1, 1994, and before one year after the date on which a maximum setback zone is established or a regulated recharge area regulation is adopted that affects a facility subject to the provisions of this Section, an owner or operator of such a facility may withdraw the notice given under subsection (a) of this Section by filing a written withdrawal statement with the Department of Agriculture. Within 45 days after such filing and after consultation with the Agency, the Department of Agriculture shall provide written confirmation to the owner or operator that the facility is no longer subject to the provisions of this Section and must comply with the applicable provisions of Section 14.4 within 90 days after receipt of the confirmation. The Department of Agriculture shall provide copies of the written confirmations to the Agency.
    (g) On or after August 11, 1994, an owner or operator of an agrichemical facility that is subject to the provisions of Section 14.4 and regulations adopted thereunder solely because of the presence of an on-site potable water supply well that is not a non-community water supply may file a written notice with the Department of Agriculture by January 1, 1995 declaring the facility to be subject to the provisions of this Section. When that action is taken, the regulatory requirements of subsection (b) of this Section shall be applicable beginning January 1, 1995. Beginning on January 1, 1995, such facilities shall be subject to either Section 14.4 or this Section depending on the action taken under this subsection. An owner or operator of an agrichemical facility that is subject to this Section because a written notice was filed under this subsection shall do all of the following:
        (1) File a facility review report with the Department
    
of Agriculture on or before February 28, 1995 consistent with the regulatory requirements of subsection (b) of this Section.
        (2) Implement an approved monitoring program within
    
120 days of receipt of the Department of Agriculture's determination or a notice to proceed from the Department of Agriculture. The monitoring program shall be consistent with the requirements of subsection (b) of this Section.
        (3) Implement applicable operational and management
    
practice requirements and submit a permit application or modification to meet applicable structural provisions consistent with those in subsection (b) of this Section on or before July 1, 1995 and complete construction of applicable structural requirements on or before January 1, 1996.
Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, an owner or operator of an agrichemical facility that is subject to the provisions of Section 14.4 and regulations adopted thereunder solely because of the presence of an on-site private potable water supply well may file a written notice with the Department of Agriculture before January 1, 1995 requesting a release from the provisions of Section 14.4 and this Section. Upon receipt of a request for release, the Department of Agriculture shall conduct a site visit to confirm the private potable use of the on-site well. If private potable use is confirmed, the Department shall provide written notice to the owner or operator of the agrichemical facility that the facility is released from compliance with the provisions of Section 14.4 and this Section. If private potable use is not confirmed, the Department of Agriculture shall provide written notice to the owner or operator that a release cannot be given. No action in this subsection shall be precluded by the on-site non-potable use of water from an on-site private potable water supply well.
(Source: P.A. 92-113, eff. 7-20-01; 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/14.7

    (415 ILCS 5/14.7)
    Sec. 14.7. Preservation of community water supplies.
    (a) The Agency shall adopt rules governing certain corrosion prevention projects carried out on community water supplies. Those rules shall not apply to buried pipelines including, but not limited to, pipes, mains, and joints. The rules shall exclude routine maintenance activities of community water supplies including, but not limited to, the use of protective coatings applied by the owner's utility personnel during the course of performing routine maintenance activities. The activities may include, but not be limited to, the painting of fire hydrants; routine over-coat painting of interior and exterior building surfaces such as floors, doors, windows, and ceilings; and routine touch-up and over-coat application of protective coatings typically found on water utility pumps, pipes, tanks, and other water treatment plant appurtenances and utility owned structures. Those rules shall include:
        (1) standards for ensuring that community water
    
supplies carry out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods according to corrosion prevention industry standards adopted by the Agency;
        (2) requirements that community water supplies use:
            (A) protective coatings personnel to carry out
        
corrosion prevention and mitigation methods on exposed water treatment tanks, exposed non-concrete water treatment structures, exposed water treatment pipe galleys; exposed pumps; and generators; the Agency shall not limit to protective coatings personnel any other work relating to prevention and mitigation methods on any other water treatment appurtenances where protective coatings are utilized for corrosion control and prevention to prolong the life of the water utility asset; and
            (B) inspectors to ensure that best practices and
        
standards are adhered to on each corrosion prevention project; and
        (3) standards to prevent environmental degradation
    
that might occur as a result of carrying out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods including, but not limited to, standards to prevent the improper handling and containment of hazardous materials, especially lead paint, removed from the exterior of a community water supply.
    In adopting rules under this subsection (a), the Agency shall obtain input from corrosion industry experts specializing in the training of personnel to carry out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods.
    (b) As used in this Section:
    "Community water supply" has the meaning ascribed to that term in Section 3.145 of this Act.
    "Corrosion" means a naturally occurring phenomenon commonly defined as the deterioration of a metal that results from a chemical or electrochemical reaction with its environment.
    "Corrosion prevention and mitigation methods" means the preparation, application, installation, removal, or general maintenance as necessary of a protective coating system, including any or more of the following:
            (A) surface preparation and coating application
        
on the exterior or interior of a community water supply; or
            (B) shop painting of structural steel fabricated
        
for installation as part of a community water supply.
    "Corrosion prevention project" means carrying out corrosion prevention and mitigation methods. "Corrosion prevention project" does not include clean-up related to surface preparation.
    "Protective coatings personnel" means personnel employed or retained by a contractor providing services covered by this Section to carry out corrosion prevention or mitigation methods or inspections.
    (c) This Section shall apply to only those projects receiving 100% funding from the State.
    (d) Each contract procured pursuant to the Illinois Procurement Code for the provision of services covered by this Section (1) shall comply with applicable provisions of the Illinois Procurement Code and (2) shall include provisions for reporting participation by minority persons, as defined by Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act; women, as defined by Section 2 of the Business Enterprise for Minorities, Women, and Persons with Disabilities Act; and veterans, as defined by Section 45-57 of the Illinois Procurement Code, in apprenticeship and training programs in which the contractor or his or her subcontractors participate. The requirements of this Section do not apply to an individual licensed under the Professional Engineering Practice Act of 1989 or the Structural Engineering Act of 1989.
(Source: P.A. 99-923, eff. 7-1-17; 100-391, eff. 8-25-17.)

415 ILCS 5/15

    (415 ILCS 5/15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1015)
    Sec. 15. Plans and specifications; demonstration of capability; record retention.
    (a) Owners of public water supplies, their authorized representative, or legal custodians, shall submit plans and specifications to the Agency and obtain written approval before construction of any proposed public water supply installations, changes, or additions is started. Plans and specifications shall be complete and of sufficient detail to show all proposed construction, changes, or additions that may affect sanitary quality, mineral quality, or adequacy of the public water supply; and, where necessary, said plans and specifications shall be accompanied by supplemental data as may be required by the Agency to permit a complete review thereof.
    (b) All new public water supplies established after October 1, 1999 shall demonstrate technical, financial, and managerial capacity as a condition for issuance of a construction or operation permit by the Agency or its designee. The demonstration shall be consistent with the technical, financial, and managerial provisions of the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (P.L. 93-523), as now or hereafter amended. The Agency is authorized to adopt rules in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act to implement the purposes of this subsection. Such rules must take into account the need for the facility, facility size, sophistication of treatment of the water supply, and financial requirements needed for operation of the facility.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided under Board rules, owners and operators of community water systems must maintain all records, reports, and other documents related to the operation of the community water system for a minimum of 10 years. Documents required to be maintained under this subsection (c) include, but are not limited to, all billing records and other documents related to the purchase of water from other community water systems. Documents required to be maintained under this subsection (c) must be maintained on the premises of the community water system, or at a convenient location near its premises, and must be made available to the Agency for inspection and copying during normal business hours.
(Source: P.A. 96-603, eff. 8-24-09.)

415 ILCS 5/16

    (415 ILCS 5/16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1016)
    Sec. 16. Plans and specifications submitted pursuant to Section 15 of this Act shall be approved if determined by the Agency to be satisfactory from the standpoint of sanitary quality, mineral quality, and adequacy of the water supply.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)

415 ILCS 5/16.1

    (415 ILCS 5/16.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1016.1)
    Sec. 16.1. Permit fees.
    (a) Except as provided in subsection (f), the Agency shall collect a fee in the amount set forth in subsection (d) from: (1) each applicant for a construction permit under this Title, or regulations adopted hereunder, to install or extend water main; and (2) each person who submits as-built plans under this Title, or regulations adopted hereunder, to install or extend water main.
    (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), each applicant or person required to pay a fee under this Section shall submit the fee to the Agency along with the permit application or as-built plans. The Agency shall deny any construction permit application for which a fee is required under this Section that does not contain the appropriate fee. The Agency shall not approve any as-built plans for which a fee is required under this Section that do not contain the appropriate fee.
    (c) Each applicant for an emergency construction permit under this Title, or regulations adopted hereunder, to install or extend a water main shall submit the appropriate fee to the Agency within 10 calendar days from the date of issuance of the emergency construction permit.
    (d) The amount of the fee is as follows:
        (1) $240 if the construction permit application is to
    
install or extend water main that is more than 200 feet, but not more than 1,000 feet in length;
        (2) $720 if the construction permit application is to
    
install or extend water main that is more than 1,000 feet but not more than 5,000 feet in length;
        (3) $1200 if the construction permit application is
    
to install or extend water main that is more than 5,000 feet in length.
    (e) Prior to a final Agency decision on a permit application for which a fee has been paid under this Section, the applicant may propose modifications to the application in accordance with this Act and regulations adopted hereunder without any additional fee becoming due unless the proposed modifications cause the length of water main to increase beyond the length specified in the permit application before the modifications. If the modifications cause such an increase and the increase results in additional fees being due under subsection (d), the applicant shall submit the additional fee to the Agency with the proposed modifications.
    (f) No fee shall be due under this Section from (1) any department, agency or unit of State government for installing or extending a water main; (2) any unit of local government with which the Agency has entered into a written delegation agreement under Section 4 of this Act which allows such unit to issue construction permits under this Title, or regulations adopted hereunder, for installing or extending a water main; or (3) any unit of local government or school district for installing or extending a water main where both of the following conditions are met: (i) the cost of the installation or extension is paid wholly from monies of the unit of local government or school district, State grants or loans, federal grants or loans, or any combination thereof; and (ii) the unit of local government or school district is not given monies, reimbursed or paid, either in whole or in part, by another person (except for State grants or loans or federal grants or loans) for the installation or extension.
    (g) The Agency may establish procedures relating to the collection of fees under this Section. The Agency shall not refund any fee paid to it under this Section.
    (h) For the purposes of this Section, the term "water main" means any pipe that is to be used for the purpose of distributing potable water which serves or is accessible to more than one property, dwelling or rental unit, and that is exterior to buildings.
    (i) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, the Agency shall, not later than 45 days following the receipt of both an application for a construction permit and the fee required by this Section, either approve that application and issue a permit or tender to the applicant a written statement setting forth with specificity the reasons for the disapproval of the application and denial of a permit. If there is no final action by the Agency within 45 days after the filing of the application for a permit, the applicant may deem the permit issued.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03.)

415 ILCS 5/17

    (415 ILCS 5/17) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017)
    Sec. 17. Rules; chlorination requirements.
    (a) The Board may adopt regulations governing the location, design, construction, and continuous operation and maintenance of public water supply installations, changes or additions which may affect the continuous sanitary quality, mineral quality, or adequacy of the public water supply, pursuant to Title VII of this Act.
    (b) The Agency shall exempt from any mandatory chlorination requirement of the Board any community water supply which meets all of the following conditions:
        (1) The population of the community served is not
    
more than 5,000;
        (2) Has as its only source of raw water one or more
    
properly constructed wells into confined geologic formations not subject to contamination;
        (3) Has no history of persistent or recurring
    
contamination, as indicated by sampling results which show violations of finished water quality requirements, for the most recent five-year period;
        (4) Does not provide any raw water treatment other
    
than fluoridation;
        (5) Has an active program approved by the Agency to
    
educate water supply consumers on preventing the entry of contaminants into the water system;
        (6) Has a certified operator of the proper class, or
    
is an exempt community water supply, under the Public Water Supply Operations Act;
        (7) Submits samples for microbiological analysis at
    
twice the frequency specified in the Board regulations; and
        (8) A unit of local government seeking to exempt its
    
public water supply from the chlorination requirement under this subsection (b) on or after September 9, 1983 shall be required to receive the approval of the voters of such local government. The proposition to exempt the community water supply from the mandatory chlorination requirement shall be placed on the ballot if the governing body of the local government adopts an ordinance or resolution directing the clerk of the local government to place such question on the ballot. The clerk shall cause the election officials to place the proposition on the ballot at the next election at which such proposition may be voted upon if a certified copy of the adopted ordinance or resolution is filed in his office at least 90 days before such election. The proposition shall also be placed on the ballot if a petition containing the signatures of at least 10% of the eligible voters residing in the local government is filed with the clerk at least 90 days before the next election at which the proposition may be voted upon. The proposition shall be in substantially the following form:
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    Shall the community
water supply of ..... (specify     YES
the unit of local government)
be exempt from the mandatory    ------------------------------
chlorination requirement            NO
of the State of Illinois?
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    If the majority of the voters of the local government voting therein vote in favor of the proposition, the community water supply of that local government shall be exempt from the mandatory chlorination requirement, provided that the other requirements under this subsection (b) are met. If the majority of the vote is against such proposition, the community water supply may not be exempt from the mandatory chlorination requirement.
    Agency decisions regarding exemptions under this subsection may be appealed to the Board pursuant to the provisions of Section 40(a) of this Act.
    (c) Any supply showing contamination in its distribution system (including finished water storage) may be required to chlorinate until the Agency has determined that the source of contamination has been removed and all traces of contamination in the distribution system have been eliminated. Standby chlorination equipment may be required by the Agency if a supply otherwise exempt from chlorination shows frequent or gross episodes of contamination.
(Source: P.A. 98-78, eff. 7-15-13.)

415 ILCS 5/17.1

    (415 ILCS 5/17.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.1)
    Sec. 17.1. (a) Every county or municipality which is served by a community water supply well may prepare a groundwater protection needs assessment. The county or municipality shall provide notice to the Agency regarding the commencement of an assessment. Such assessment shall consist of the following at a minimum:
        (1) Evaluation of the adequacy of protection afforded
    
to resource groundwater by the minimum setback zone and, if applicable, the maximum setback zone;
        (2) Delineation, to the extent practicable, of the
    
recharge area outside of any applicable setback zones but contained within any area over which the county or municipality has jurisdiction or control;
        (3) Identification and location of potential primary
    
and potential secondary sources and potential routes within, and if appropriate, in proximity to the delineated recharge area for each such well;
        (4) Evaluation of the hazard associated with
    
identified potential primary and potential secondary sources and potential routes contained within the recharge area specified according to subparagraph (a)(2) of this Section, taking into account the characteristics of such potential sources and potential routes, the nature and efficacy of containment measures and devices in use, the attenuative qualities of site soils in relation to the substances involved, the proximity of potential sources and potential routes and the nature, rate of flow, direction of flow and proximity of the uppermost geologic formation containing groundwater utilized by the well;
        (5) Evaluation of the extent to which existing local
    
controls provide, either directly or indirectly, some measure of groundwater protection; and
        (6) Identification of practicable contingency
    
measures, including provision of alternative drinking water supplies, which could be implemented in the event of contamination of the water supply.
    (b) Upon completion of the groundwater protection needs assessment, the county or municipality shall publish, in a newspaper of general circulation within the county or municipality, notification of the completion of such assessment and of the availability of such assessment for public inspection. At a minimum, such assessment shall be available for inspection and copying, at cost, by the general public during regular business hours at the offices of such county or municipality. Information within the groundwater protection needs assessment which is claimed to be confidential, privileged or trade secret information shall be accorded protection by the county or municipality pursuant to the Freedom of Information Act, as amended. A copy of the assessment shall be filed by the county or municipality with the Agency and any applicable regional planning committee within 30 days of completion.
    (c) If a county or municipality has not commenced to prepare a groundwater protection needs assessment for a community water supply which is investor owned, then said owner may notify the county or municipality in writing of its intent to prepare such an assessment. The owner may proceed with the preparation of an assessment unless the county or municipality, within 30 days of the receipt of the written notice, responds in writing that an assessment will be undertaken. Upon receipt of such a written response, the owner shall not proceed for a period of 90 days. After this period, the owner may proceed to prepare an assessment if the county or municipality has not commenced such action. The owner shall provide notice to the Agency regarding the commencement of an assessment. An assessment which is prepared by such an owner shall be done in accordance with the provisions of subsection (a) of this Section. Upon completion of the assessment, the owner shall provide copies of such assessment to the county or municipality, any applicable regional planning committee and the Agency within 30 days.
    (d) The Agency shall implement a survey program for community water supply well sites. The survey program shall be organized on a priority basis so as to efficiently and effectively address areas of protective need. Each well site survey shall consist of the following at a minimum:
        (1) Summary description of the geographic area within
    
a 1,000 foot radius around the wellhead;
        (2) Topographic or other map of suitable scale of
    
each well site denoting the location of the wellhead, the 1,000 foot radius around the wellhead, and the location of potential sources and potential routes of contamination within this zone;
        (3) A summary listing of each potential source or
    
potential route of contamination, including the name or identity and address of the facility, and a brief description of the nature of the facility; and
        (4) A general geologic profile of the 1,000 foot
    
radius around the wellhead, including depth and age of the well, construction of the casing, formations penetrated by the well and approximate thickness and extent of these formations.
    (e) Upon completion of a well site survey, the Agency shall provide the county or municipality, any applicable regional planning committee and, where applicable, the owner and operator of the community water supply well, with a report which summarizes the results of the survey.
    (f) Upon receipt of a notice of commencement of a groundwater protection needs assessment from a county or municipality pursuant to subsection (a), or from an owner of an investor owned community water supply pursuant to subsection (c), the Agency may determine that a well site survey is not necessary for that locale. If the county, municipality or other owner does not complete the assessment in a timely manner, then the Agency shall reconsider the need to conduct a survey.
    (g) The Agency may issue an advisory of groundwater contamination hazard to a county or municipality which has not prepared a groundwater protection needs assessment and for which the Agency has conducted a well site survey. Such advisory may only be issued where the Agency determines that existing potential primary sources, potential secondary sources or potential routes identified in the survey represent a significant hazard to the public health or the environment. The Agency shall publish notice of such advisory in a newspaper of general circulation within the county or municipality and shall furnish a copy of such advisory to any applicable regional planning committee.
    (h) Any county or municipality subject to subsection (a) above, but having a population of less than 25,000 or 5,000 persons, respectively, may request, upon receipt of a well site survey report, the Agency to identify those potential primary sources, potential secondary sources and potential routes which represent a hazard to the continued availability of groundwaters for public use, given the susceptibility of the groundwater recharge area to contamination. Such Agency action may serve in lieu of the groundwater protection needs assessment specified in subsection (a) of this Section. The Agency shall also inform any applicable regional planning committee regarding the findings made pursuant to this subsection.
    (i) Upon request, the Agency and the Department of Natural Resources may provide technical assistance to counties or municipalities in conducting groundwater protection needs assessments.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

415 ILCS 5/17.2

    (415 ILCS 5/17.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.2)
    Sec. 17.2. (a) The Agency shall establish a regional groundwater protection planning program. The Agency, in cooperation with the Department of Natural Resources, shall designate priority groundwater protection planning regions. Such designations shall take into account the location of recharge areas that are identified and mapped by the Department of Natural Resources. Such designations may not be made until at least 18 months after the effective date of the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act or until the completion of the mapping by the Department of Natural Resources, whichever event occurs first.
    (b) The Agency shall establish a regional planning committee for each priority groundwater protection planning region. Such committee shall be appointed by the Director and shall include representatives from the Agency and other State agencies as appropriate, representatives from among the counties and municipalities in the region, representatives from among the owners or operators of public water supplies which use groundwater in the region, and at least 3 members of the general public which have an interest in groundwater protection. From among the non-State agency members, a chairperson shall be selected by a majority vote. Members of a regional planning committee shall serve for a term of 2 years.
    (c) Each regional planning committee shall be responsible for the following:
        (1) identification of and advocacy for
    
region-specific groundwater protection matters;
        (2) monitoring and reporting the progress made within
    
the region regarding implementation of protection for groundwaters;
        (3) maintaining a registry of instances where the
    
Agency has issued an advisory of groundwater contamination hazard within the region;
        (4) facilitating informational and educational
    
activities relating to groundwater protection within the region; and
        (5) recommending to the Agency whether there is a
    
need for regional protection pursuant to Section 17.3. Prior to making any such recommendation, the regional planning committee shall hold at least one public meeting at a location within the region. Such meeting may be held after not less than 30 days notice is provided, and shall provide an opportunity for public comment.
    (d) The Agency shall provide the regional planning committee with such supporting services as are reasonable for the performance of its duties with the exception of any review proceeding resulting from a decision made by the Agency pursuant to subsection (b) of Section 17.3.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

415 ILCS 5/17.3

    (415 ILCS 5/17.3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.3)
    Sec. 17.3. (a) The Agency may propose to the Board, pursuant to Section 28, a regulation establishing the boundary for a regulated recharge area if any of the following conditions exist:
        (1) the Agency has previously issued one or more
    
advisories within the area;
        (2) the Agency determines that a completed
    
groundwater protection needs assessment demonstrates a need for regional protection; or
        (3) mapping completed by the Department of Natural
    
Resources identifies a recharge area for which protection is warranted.
    (b) The Agency shall propose to the Board, pursuant to Section 28, a regulation establishing the boundary for a regulated recharge area if a regional planning committee files a petition requesting and justifying such action, unless the Agency:
        (1) determines that an equivalent proposal is already
    
pending before the Board and so notifies the petitioner within 60 days of the receipt of the petition; or
        (2) provides within 120 days a written explanation of
    
why such action is not otherwise warranted.
    Such action shall constitute a final determination of the Agency.
    (c) At least 60 days prior to the filing of a proposal to establish the boundary for a regulated recharge area, the Agency shall notify in writing each affected county, municipality, township, soil and water conservation district and water district, and shall publish a notice of such intended action in a newspaper of general circulation within the affected area.
    (d) In proposing a boundary for a regulated recharge area under this Section the Agency shall identify each community water supply well for which protection up to 2500 feet will be provided by operation of the regulations adopted by the Board under subsection (b) of Section 14.4 relative to existing activities within the proposed regulated recharge area.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96.)

415 ILCS 5/17.4

    (415 ILCS 5/17.4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.4)
    Sec. 17.4. (a) In promulgating a regulation to establish the boundary for a regulated recharge area, the Board shall, in addition to the factors set forth in Title VII of this Act, consider the following:
    (1) the adequacy of protection afforded to potable resource groundwater by any applicable setback zones;
    (2) applicability of the standards and requirements promulgated pursuant to Section 14.4;
    (3) refinements in the groundwater quality standards which may be appropriate for the delineated area;
    (4) the extent to which the delineated area may serve as a sole source of supply for public water supplies.
    (b) The Board may only promulgate a regulation which establishes the boundary for a regulated recharge area if the Board makes a determination that the boundary of the delineated area is drawn so that the natural geological or geographic features contained therein are shown to be highly susceptible to contamination over a predominant portion of the recharge area.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the general authority of the Board to promulgate regulations pursuant to Title VII of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 85-863.)

415 ILCS 5/17.5

    (415 ILCS 5/17.5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.5)
    Sec. 17.5. In accordance with Section 7.2, the Board shall adopt regulations which are "identical in substance" to federal regulations or amendments thereto promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to implement Sections 1412(b), 1414(c), 1417(a), and 1445(a) of the Safe Drinking Water Act (P.L. 93-523), as amended. The provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act shall not apply to regulations adopted under this Section. Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rulemaking shall not apply to regulations adopted under this Section. However, the Board shall provide for notice and public comment before adopted rules are filed with the Secretary of State. The Board may consolidate into a single rulemaking under this Section all such federal regulations adopted within a period of time not to exceed 6 months.
(Source: P.A. 88-45.)

415 ILCS 5/17.6

    (415 ILCS 5/17.6)
    Sec. 17.6. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 87-895. Repealed by P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17.)

415 ILCS 5/17.7

    (415 ILCS 5/17.7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1017.7)
    Sec. 17.7. Community water supply testing fee.
    (a) The Agency shall collect an annual nonrefundable testing fee from each community water supply for participating in the laboratory fee program for analytical services to determine compliance with contaminant levels specified in State or federal drinking water regulations. A community water supply may commit to participation in the laboratory fee program. If the community water supply makes such a commitment, it shall commit for a period consistent with the participation requirements established by the Agency and the Community Water Supply Testing Council (Council). If a community water supply elects not to participate, it must annually notify the Agency in writing of its decision not to participate in the laboratory fee program.
    (b) The Agency shall determine the fee for participating in the laboratory fee program for analytical services. The Agency may establish multi-year participation requirements for community water supplies and establish fees accordingly. The Agency shall base its annual fee determination upon the actual and anticipated costs for testing under State and federal drinking water regulations and the associated administrative costs of the Agency and the Council.
    (c) Community water supplies that choose not to participate in the laboratory fee program or do not pay the fees shall have the duty to analyze all drinking water samples as required by State or federal safe drinking water regulations established after the federal Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1986.
    (d) There is hereby created in the State Treasury an interest-bearing special fund to be known as the Community Water Supply Laboratory Fund. All fees collected by the Agency under this Section shall be deposited into this Fund and shall be used for no other purpose except those established in this Section. In addition to any monies appropriated from the General Revenue Fund, monies in the Fund shall be appropriated to the Agency in amounts deemed necessary for laboratory testing of samples from community water supplies, and for the associated administrative expenses of the Agency and the Council.
    (e) The Agency is authorized to adopt reasonable and necessary rules for the administration of this Section. The Agency shall submit the proposed rules for review by the Council before submission of the rulemaking for the First Notice under Section 5-40 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (f) The Director shall establish a Community Water Supply Testing Council, consisting of 5 persons who are elected municipal officials, 5 persons representing community water supplies, one person representing the engineering profession, one person representing investor-owned utilities, one person representing the Illinois Association of Environmental Laboratories, and 2 persons representing municipalities and community water supplies on a statewide basis, all appointed by the Director. Beginning in 1994, the Director shall appoint the following to the Council: (i) 2 elected municipal officials, 2 community water supply representatives, and 1 investor-owned utility representative, each for a one-year term; (ii) 2 elected municipal officials and 2 community water supply representatives, each for a 2 year term; and (iii) one elected municipal official, one community water supply representative, one person representing the engineering profession, and 2 persons representing municipalities and community water supplies on a statewide basis, each for a 3 year term. As soon as possible after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly, the Director shall appoint one person representing the Illinois Association of Environmental Laboratories to a term of 3 years. Thereafter, the Director shall appoint successors in each position to 3 year terms. In case of a vacancy, the Director may appoint a successor to fill the remaining term of the vacancy. Members of the Council shall serve until a successor is appointed by the Director. The Council shall select from its members a chairperson and such other officers as it deems necessary. The Council shall meet at the call of the Director or the Chairperson of the Council. The Agency shall provide the Council with such supporting services as the Director and the Chairperson may designate, and members shall be reimbursed for ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Council shall have the following duties:
        (1) to hold regular and special meetings at a time
    
and place designated by the Director or the Chairperson of the Council;
        (2) to consider appropriate means for long-term
    
financial support of water supply testing, and to make recommendations to the Agency regarding a preferred approach;
        (3) to review and evaluate the financial implications
    
of current and future federal requirements for monitoring of public water supplies;
        (4) to review and evaluate management and financial
    
audit reports related to the testing program, and to make recommendations regarding the Agency's efforts to implement the fee system and testing provided for by this Section;
        (5) to require an external audit as may be deemed
    
necessary by the Council; and
        (6) to conduct such other activities as may be deemed
    
appropriate by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 97-220, eff. 7-28-11.)

415 ILCS 5/17.8

    (415 ILCS 5/17.8)
    Sec. 17.8. Environmental laboratory certification assessment.
    (a) The Agency shall collect an annual administrative assessment from each laboratory requesting certification for meeting the minimum standards established under the authority of subsection (n) of Section 4. The Agency also shall collect an annual certification assessment for each certification requested, as listed below. Until the Agency and the Environmental Laboratory Certification Committee establish administrative and certification assessment schedules in accordance with the procedures of subsections (c) and (d-5) of this Section, the following assessment schedules shall remain in effect:
        (1) For certification to conduct public water supply
    
analyses:
            (A) $1,000 per year for inorganic parameters; and
            (B) $1,000 per year for organic parameters.
        (2) For certification to conduct water pollution
    
analyses:
            (A) $1,000 per year for inorganic parameters; and
            (B) $1,000 per year for organic parameters.
        (3) For certification to conduct analyses of solid or
    
liquid samples for hazardous or other waste parameters:
            (A) $1,000 per year for inorganic parameters; and
            (B) $1,000 per year for organic parameters.
        (4) An administrative assessment of $2,400 per year
    
from each laboratory requesting certification, provided that the administrative assessment shall be $3,900 if the laboratory was not certified at any time during the 6 months immediately preceding its application for certification.
    (b) Until the Agency and the Environmental Laboratory Certification Committee establish administrative and certification assessment schedules in accordance with the procedures of subsections (c) and (d-5) of this Section, the following payment schedules shall remain in effect. The administrative and certification assessments shall be paid at the time the laboratory submits an application for certification or renewal of certification. Assessments paid under this Section may not be refunded.
    (c) The Agency may establish procedures relating to the certification of laboratories, analyses of samples, development of alternative assessment schedules, assessment schedule dispute resolution, and collection of assessments. No assessment for the certification of environmental laboratories shall be due under this Section from any department, agency, or unit of State government. No assessments shall be due from any municipal government for certification to conduct public water supply analyses. The Agency's cost for certification of laboratories that are exempt from the assessment shall be excluded from the calculation of the alternative assessment schedules.
    (d) All moneys collected by the Agency under this Section shall be deposited into the Environmental Laboratory Certification Fund, a special fund hereby created in the State treasury. Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall use the moneys in the Fund to pay expenses incurred in the administration of laboratory certification duties. All interest or other income earned from the investment of the moneys in the Fund shall be deposited into the Fund.
    (d-5) The Agency, with the concurrence with the Environmental Laboratory Certification Committee, shall determine the assessment schedules for participation in the environmental laboratory certification program. The Agency, with the concurrence of the Committee, shall base the assessment schedules upon actual and anticipated costs for certification under State and federal programs and the associated costs of the Agency and Committee. If the Committee concurs with the Agency's assessment schedule determination, it shall thereupon take effect.
    (e) The Director shall establish an Environmental Laboratory Certification Committee consisting of (i) one person representing accredited county or municipal public water supply laboratories, (ii) one person representing the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago, (iii) one person representing accredited sanitary district or waste water treatment plant laboratories, (iv) 3 persons representing accredited environmental commercial laboratories duly incorporated in the State of Illinois and employing 20 or more people, (v) 2 persons representing accredited environmental commercial laboratories duly incorporated in the State of Illinois employing less than 20 people, and (vi) one person representing the Illinois Association of Environmental Laboratories, all appointed by the Director. If no accredited laboratories are available to fill one of the categories under item (iv) or (v) then any laboratory that has applied for accreditation may be eligible to fill that position. Beginning in 2002, the Director shall appoint 3 members of the Committee for a one-year term, 3 members of the Committee for 2-year terms, and 3 members of the Committee for 3-year terms. Thereafter, all terms shall be for 3 years, provided that all appointments made on or before December 31, 2012 shall end on December 31, 2012. Beginning on January 1, 2013, the Director shall appoint all members of the Committee for 6-year terms. In the case of a vacancy, the Director may appoint a successor to fill the remaining term of the vacancy. Members of the Committee shall serve until a successor is appointed by the Director. No member of the Committee shall serve more than 6 consecutive years. The Committee shall select from its members a Chairperson and any other officers that it deems necessary. The Committee shall meet at the call of the Chairperson or the Director. The Agency shall provide the Committee with any supporting services that the Director and the Chairperson may designate. Members of the Committee shall be reimbursed for ordinary and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties. The Committee shall have the following duties:
        (1) To consider any alternative assessment schedules
    
submitted by the Agency pursuant to subsection (c) of this Section;
        (2) To review and evaluate the financial implications
    
of current and future State and federal requirements for certification of environmental laboratories;
        (3) To review and evaluate management and financial
    
audit reports relating to the certification program and to make recommendations regarding the Agency's efforts to implement alternative assessment schedules;
        (4) To consider appropriate means for long-term
    
financial support of the laboratory certification program and to make recommendations to the Agency regarding a preferred approach;
        (5) To provide technical review and evaluation of the
    
laboratory certification program;
        (6) To hold meetings at times and places designated
    
by the Director or the Chairperson of the Committee; and
        (7) To conduct any other activities as may be deemed
    
appropriate by the Director.
(Source: P.A. 97-1081, eff. 8-24-12.)

415 ILCS 5/17.9

    (415 ILCS 5/17.9)
    Sec. 17.9. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 96-369, eff. 8-13-09. Repealed internally, eff. 7-1-11)

415 ILCS 5/17.9A

    (415 ILCS 5/17.9A)
    Sec. 17.9A. Collection, storage, and transportation of pharmaceuticals by law enforcement agencies.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, to the extent allowed by federal law, a law enforcement agency may collect pharmaceuticals, including but not limited to controlled substances, from residential sources, store them, and transport them to a site or facility permitted by the Agency.
    (b) Pharmaceuticals that have been transported to a permitted site or facility by a law enforcement agency under subsection (a) of this Section must be managed in accordance with this Act, rules adopted under this Act, and permits issued under this Act. If those pharmaceuticals are controlled substances, they must also be managed in accordance with federal and State laws and regulations governing controlled substances.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section, "law enforcement agency" means an agency of the State or of a unit of local of government which is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws.
(Source: P.A. 97-545, eff. 1-1-12; 98-857, eff. 8-4-14.)

415 ILCS 5/17.10

    (415 ILCS 5/17.10)
    Sec. 17.10. Carcinogenic volatile organic compounds in community water systems.
    (a)(1) Findings. The General Assembly finds that carcinogenic volatile organic compounds have been detected in a number of community water systems in this State. The General Assembly further finds that it is in the best interest of the people of the State of Illinois to require owners and operators of community water systems to remove carcinogenic volatile organic compounds from finished water before their maximum contaminant levels are exceeded.
    (2) Purpose. The purpose of this Section is to prevent carcinogenic volatile organic compounds from exceeding their maximum contaminant levels in the finished water of community water systems by requiring owners and operators of community water systems to take appropriate action when carcinogenic volatile organic compounds are detected in finished water.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) "Carcinogen" means carcinogen as defined in
    
Section 58.2 of this Act.
        (2) "Community water system", "finished water",
    
"maximum contaminant level", "method detection limit", and "volatile organic compound" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in rules adopted by the Board at Part 611 of Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code.
    (c) If a carcinogenic volatile organic compound is detected in the finished water of a community water system at a concentration that equals or exceeds 50 percent of the carcinogenic volatile organic compound's maximum contaminant level and the Agency issues a notice under subdivision (a)(2)(B) of Section 25d-3 of this Act based on the presence of the carcinogenic volatile organic compound, the owner or operator of the community water system shall, within 45 days after the date the Agency issues the notice under subdivision (a)(2)(B) of Section 25d-3 of this Act, submit to the Agency a response plan designed to (i) prevent an exceedence of the maximum contaminant level in the finished water and (ii) reduce the concentration of the carcinogenic volatile organic compound so that it does not exceed the applicable method detection limit in the finished water. The response plan shall also include periodic sampling designed to measure and verify the effectiveness of the response plan.
        (1) Upon Agency approval of the plan, with or without
    
modifications, the owner or operator of the community water system shall implement the plan. In approving, modifying, or denying a plan required under this Section, the Agency shall take into account the technical feasibility and economic reasonableness of the plan and any modification to the plan. The owner or operator shall submit status reports on the plan's implementation in accordance with a schedule approved by the Agency. Upon completion of the plan the owner or operator shall submit to the Agency for review and approval a response completion report.
        (2) Any action by the Agency to disapprove or modify
    
a plan or report required under this Section shall be subject to appeal to the Board in accordance with the procedures of Section 40 of this Act.
    (d)(1) No person required to submit a response plan under subsection (c) of this Section shall fail to submit the plan in accordance with the requirements of subsection (c).
    (2) No person required to implement a response plan under subdivision (c)(1) of this Section shall fail to implement the plan in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (c)(1).
    (3) No person required to submit a status report or a response completion report under subdivision (c)(1) of this Section shall fail to submit the report in accordance with the requirements of subdivision (c)(1).
(Source: P.A. 96-1366, eff. 7-28-10.)

415 ILCS 5/17.11

    (415 ILCS 5/17.11)
    Sec. 17.11. Lead in drinking water notifications and inventories.
    (a) The purpose of this Section is to require the owners and operators of community water systems to (i) create a comprehensive lead service line inventory; and (ii) provide notice to occupants of potentially affected residences of construction or repair work on water mains, lead service lines, or water meters.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section:
        "Community water system" has the meaning provided in
    
35 Ill. Adm. Code 611.101.
        "Potentially affected residence" means any residence
    
where water service is or may be temporarily interrupted or shut off by or on behalf of an owner or operator of a community water system because construction or repair work is to be performed by or on behalf of the owner or operator of a community water system on or affecting a water main, service line, or water meter.
        "Small system" has the meaning provided in 35 Ill.
    
Adm. Code 611.350.
    (c) The owner or operator of each community water system in the State shall develop a water distribution system material inventory that shall be submitted in written or electronic form to the Agency on an annual basis commencing on April 15, 2018 and continuing on each April 15 thereafter until the water distribution system material inventory is completed. In addition to meeting the requirements for water distribution system material inventories that are mandated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, each water distribution system material inventory shall identify:
        (1) the total number of service lines within or
    
connected to the distribution system, including privately owned service lines;
        (2) the number of all known lead service lines within
    
or connected to the distribution system, including privately owned lead service lines; and
        (3) the number of the lead service lines that were
    
added to the inventory after the previous year's submission.
    Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require that service lines be unearthed.
    (d) Beginning on January 1, 2018, when conducting routine inspections of community water systems as required under this Act, the Agency may conduct a separate audit to identify progress that the community water system has made toward completing the water distribution system material inventories required under subsection (c) of this Section.
    (e) The owner or operator of the community water system shall provide notice of construction or repair work on a water main service line, or water meter in accordance with the following requirements:
        (1) At least 14 days prior to beginning planned work
    
to repair or replace any water mains or lead service lines, the owner or operator of a community water system shall notify, through an individual written notice, each potentially affected residence of the planned work. In cases where a community water system must perform construction or repair work on an emergency basis or where such work is not scheduled at least 14 days prior to work taking place, the community water system shall notify each potentially affected residence as soon as reasonably possible. When work is to repair or replace a water meter, the notification shall be provided at the time the work is initiated.
        (2) Such notification shall include, at a minimum:
            (A) a warning that the work may result in
        
sediment, possibly containing lead, in the residence's water supply; and
            (B) information concerning best practices for
        
preventing the consumption of any lead in drinking water, including a recommendation to flush water lines during and after the completion of the repair or replacement work and to clean faucet aerator screens; and
            (C) information regarding the dangers of lead in
        
young children.
        (3) To the extent that the owner or operator of a
    
community water system serves a significant proportion of non-English speaking consumers, the notification must contain information in the appropriate languages regarding the importance of the notice, and it must contain a telephone number or address where a person served may contact the owner or operator of the community water system to obtain a translated copy of the notification or to request assistance in the appropriate language.
        (4) Notwithstanding anything to the contrary set
    
forth in this Section, to the extent that (a) notification is required for the entire community served by a community water system, (b) notification is required for construction or repairs occurring on an emergency basis, or (c) the community water system is a small system, publication notification, through a local media, social media or other similar means, may be utilized in lieu of an individual written notification.
        (5) If an owner or operator is required to provide an
    
individual written notification to a residence that is a multidwelling building, posting a written notification on the primary entrance way to the building shall be sufficient.
        (6) The notification requirements in this subsection
    
(e) do not apply to work performed on water mains that are used to transmit treated water between community water systems and have no service connections.
        (7) The owner or operator of a community water system
    
may seek a full or partial waiver of the requirements of this subsection from the Agency if (i) the community water system was originally constructed without lead, (ii) the residential structures were constructed under local building codes that categorically prohibited lead construction materials or the owner or operator of a community water system certifies that any residential structures requiring notification were constructed without lead, and (iii) no lead sediment is likely to be present within the community water system or residential structures. The owner or operator of a community water system may seek a time-limited or permanent waiver.
        (8) The owner and operator of a community water
    
system shall not be required to comply with this subsection (e) to the extent that the corresponding water distribution system material inventory has been completed that demonstrates the water distribution system does not contain any lead.
(Source: P.A. 99-922, eff. 1-17-17.)

415 ILCS 5/18

    (415 ILCS 5/18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1018)
    Sec. 18. Prohibitions; plugging requirements.
    (a) No person shall:
        (1) Knowingly cause, threaten or allow the
    
distribution of water from any public water supply of such quality or quantity as to be injurious to human health; or
        (2) Violate regulations or standards adopted by the
    
Agency pursuant to Section 15(b) of this Act or by the Board under this Act; or
        (3) Construct, install or operate any public water
    
supply without a permit granted by the Agency, or in violation of any condition imposed by such a permit.
    (b) Borings, water monitoring wells, and wells subject to this Act shall, at a minimum, be abandoned and plugged in accordance with the requirements of Sections 16 and 19 of "An Act in relation to oil, gas, coal and other surface and underground resources and to repeal an Act herein named", filed July 29, 1941, as amended, and such rules as are promulgated thereunder. Nothing herein shall preclude the Board from adopting plugging and abandonment requirements which are more stringent than the rules of the Department of Natural Resources where necessary to protect the public health and environment.
(Source: P.A. 89-445, eff. 2-7-96; 90-773, eff. 8-14-98.)

415 ILCS 5/18.1

    (415 ILCS 5/18.1)
    Sec. 18.1. Public Notice.
    (a) If any of the actions listed in paragraph (1) or (2) of this subsection (a) occur in relation to the ownership or operation of a community water system, the Agency shall, within 2 days after the action, provide public notice of the action by issuing a press release and posting the press release on the Agency's website:
        (1) The Agency refers a matter for enforcement under
    
Section 43 of this Act.
        (2) The Agency issues a seal order under subsection
    
(a) of Section 34 of this Act.
    (b) Within 5 days after the occurrence of any action that is listed in paragraph (1) or (2) of subsection (a) of this Section and that is related to the ownership or operation of a community water system, the Agency must provide notice of the action to the owner and the operator of the community water system and the owners and operators of all connected community water systems. The notice must be printed on Agency letterhead and describe the action being taken and the basis for the action. Within 5 business days after receiving such notice from the Agency under this subsection (b), the owner or operator of the community water system and the owners or operators of all connected community water systems must send, to all residents and owners of premises connected to the affected community water system or portion thereof designated by the Agency: (i) a copy of the notice by first-class mail or by e-mail; or (ii) notification, in a form approved by the Agency, via first-class postcard, text message, or telephone; except that notices to institutional residents, including, but not limited to, residents of school dormitories, nursing homes, and assisted care facilities, may be made to the owners and operators of those institutions, and the owners or operators of those institutions shall notify their residents in the same manner as prescribed in this subsection for owners and operators of community water systems. If the manner for notice selected by the owner or operator of the community water system does not include a written copy of the notice provided by the Agency, the owner or operator shall include a written copy of the notice provided by the Agency in the next water bill sent to the residents and owners of the premises; provided, however, if the water bill is sent on a postcard, no written copy of the notice provided by the Agency is required if the postcard includes the Internet address for the notice posted on the Agency's website. The front of the envelope or postcard in which any such notice is sent to residents and owners of premises connected to the community water system shall carry the following text in at least 18 point font: PUBLIC HEALTH NOTICE - READ IMMEDIATELY. For a postcard, text message, or telephonic communication, the Agency shall specify the minimum information that the owner or operator must include in such methods of notice. Within 7 days after the owner or operator of the community water system sends the notices to all residents and owners of premises connected to the affected community water system, the owner or operator shall provide the Agency with proof that the notices have been sent.
(Source: P.A. 96-603, eff. 8-24-09.)

415 ILCS 5/19

    (415 ILCS 5/19) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1019)
    Sec. 19. Owners or official custodians of public water supplies shall submit such samples of water for analysis and such reports of operation pertaining to the sanitary quality, mineral quality, or adequacy of such supplies as may be requested by the Agency. Such samples and reports shall be submitted within 15 days after demand by the Agency.
(Source: P.A. 76-2429.)