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

415 ILCS 5/Tit. V

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. V heading)
TITLE V: LAND POLLUTION AND REFUSE DISPOSAL

415 ILCS 5/20

    (415 ILCS 5/20) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1020)
    Sec. 20. (a) The General Assembly finds:
        (1) that economic and population growth and new
    
methods of manufacture, packaging, and marketing, without the parallel growth of facilities enabling and ensuring the recycling, reuse and conservation of natural resources and solid waste, have resulted in a rising tide of scrap and waste materials of all kinds;
        (2) that excessive quantities of refuse and
    
inefficient and improper methods of refuse disposal result in scenic blight, cause serious hazards to public health and safety, create public nuisances, divert land from more productive uses, depress the value of nearby property, offend the senses, and otherwise interfere with community life and development;
        (3) that the failure to salvage and reuse scrap and
    
refuse results in the waste and depletion of our natural resources and contributes to the degradation of our environment;
        (4) that hazardous waste presents, in addition to the
    
problems associated with non-hazardous waste, special dangers to health and requires a greater degree of regulation than does non-hazardous waste;
        (5) that Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and
    
Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, provides for comprehensive regulation of the treatment, storage, disposal, transportation and generation of hazardous waste;
        (6) that it would be inappropriate for the State of
    
Illinois to adopt a hazardous waste management program that is less stringent than or conflicts with federal law;
        (7) that Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and
    
Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, provides that the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall implement the hazardous waste management program authorized therein unless (a) the State is authorized by and under its law to establish and administer its own hazardous waste management program, and (b) pursuant to such federal Act, the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency finds that the State hazardous waste program is equivalent to the federal program;
        (8) that it is in the interest of the people of the
    
State of Illinois to authorize such a hazardous waste management program and secure federal approval thereof, and thereby to avoid the existence of duplicative, overlapping or conflicting state and federal programs;
        (9) that the federal requirements for the securing of
    
such State hazardous waste management program approval, as set forth in Subtitle C of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, and in regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency pursuant thereto are complex and detailed, and the General Assembly cannot conveniently or advantageously set forth in this Act all the requirements of such federal Act or all regulations which may be established thereunder;
        (10) that the handling, storage and disposal of
    
hazardous substances and petroleum pose a danger of exposing citizens, property, natural resources and the environment to substantial risk of harm or degradation, that the Agency is authorized by this Act to use public funds to respond to and correct releases of hazardous substances and petroleum, that by doing such the value of property is enhanced or preserved, that persons should not receive a financial benefit at the expense of public funds when the Agency performs a cleanup, and that establishing environmental reclamation liens on property subject to response or corrective action will help assure that public funds are recompensed;
        (11) that Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and
    
Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, provides for comprehensive regulation of the disposal of solid waste;
        (12) that it would be inappropriate for the State of
    
Illinois to adopt a solid waste management program that is less stringent than or conflicts with federal law;
        (13) that Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and
    
Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, provides that the United States Environmental Protection Agency shall implement the solid waste management program authorized in that Act unless (i) the State is authorized by and under its law to establish and administer its own solid waste management program, and (ii) pursuant to such federal Act, the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency finds that the State solid waste program is equivalent to the federal program;
        (14) that it is in the interest of the people of the
    
State of Illinois to authorize such a solid waste management program and secure federal approval of the program, and thereby avoid the existence of duplicative, overlapping or conflicting State and federal programs;
        (15) that the federal requirements for the securing
    
of State solid waste management program approval, as set forth in Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, and in regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under that Act are complex and detailed, and the General Assembly cannot conveniently or advantageously set forth in this Act all the requirements of the federal Act or all regulations which may be established under the federal Act.
    (b) It is the purpose of this Title to prevent the pollution or misuse of land, to promote the conservation of natural resources and minimize environmental damage by reducing the difficulty of disposal of wastes and encouraging and effecting the recycling and reuse of waste materials, and upgrading waste collection, treatment, storage, and disposal practices; and to authorize, empower, and direct the Board to adopt such regulations and the Agency to adopt such procedures as will enable the State to secure federal approval of the State hazardous waste and solid waste management programs pursuant to the provisions of subtitles C and D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended, and federal regulations pursuant thereto.
    (c) It is in the public interest to encourage the recycling and reuse of materials such as paper and paperboard and that the Board and the Agency in their planning and in the adoption, interpretation, and enforcement of regulations and standards shall encourage such recycling and reuse to the extent consistent with federal requirements.
    (d) The General Assembly finds:
        (1) that an increase in the hazardous waste disposal
    
fee is necessary to provide increased funding for hazardous waste cleanup activities;
        (2) that there are wastes currently being treated,
    
stored or disposed of on-site which, because of changing federal regulations or other factors, may be disposed of off-site;
        (3) that State policy and programs should be
    
developed to assist local governments and private industry in seeking solutions to hazardous waste management problems;
        (4) that there are wastes which may have reduced
    
environmental threat when disposed of in monofills because they are non-putrescible, homogeneous, do not contain free liquids, or for other reasons;
        (5) that both permitted or interim status on-site and
    
off-site hazardous waste disposal facilities are covered by financial responsibility requirements to assure funding removal or remedial actions;
        (6) that the disposal of wastes in monofills
    
receiving only the same type of waste or compatible materials may facilitate future recovery of materials when it becomes technically feasible;
        (7) that for these and other reasons there are
    
limitations on the amount of hazardous waste treatment and disposal fees on various activities under current law, and that a similar limitation is appropriate for generators disposing in monofills.
    (e) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) It is the policy of the State of Illinois, as
    
expressed in the Environmental Protection Act, the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, the Solid Waste Planning and Recycling Act and other laws, to collect information about the disposal of waste at landfills and incinerators in Illinois.
        (2) Some disposal facilities in Illinois are quickly
    
using up scarce waste disposal capacity because of the importation of waste from outside the State.
        (3) In order to evaluate current waste handling
    
capacity and future trends in waste handling, the State of Illinois needs to collect information on the quantities of waste being brought into the State for disposal.
        (4) By collecting data relating to the movement of
    
solid waste into Illinois, the State of Illinois will be able to more effectively assign resources to educate persons about, and assure compliance with, Illinois disposal restrictions, and will be able to more effectively plan for future waste management needs.
(Source: P.A. 87-484; 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/20.1

    (415 ILCS 5/20.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1020.1)
    Sec. 20.1. (a) The Agency shall conduct a survey and prepare and publish a list of sites in the State where hazardous waste has been deposited, treated, or stored.
    (b) The Agency shall monitor hazardous waste processing, use, handling, storage, and disposal practices in the State, and shall determined existing and expected rates of production of hazardous waste.
    (c) The Agency shall compile and make available to the public an annual report identifying the types and quantities of hazardous waste generated, stored, treated or disposed of within this State and containing the other information required to be collected under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 83-906.)

415 ILCS 5/21

    (415 ILCS 5/21) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021)
    Sec. 21. Prohibited acts. No person shall:
    (a) Cause or allow the open dumping of any waste.
    (b) Abandon, dump, or deposit any waste upon the public highways or other public property, except in a sanitary landfill approved by the Agency pursuant to regulations adopted by the Board.
    (c) Abandon any vehicle in violation of the "Abandoned Vehicles Amendment to the Illinois Vehicle Code", as enacted by the 76th General Assembly.
    (d) Conduct any waste-storage, waste-treatment, or waste-disposal operation:
        (1) without a permit granted by the Agency or in
    
violation of any conditions imposed by such permit, including periodic reports and full access to adequate records and the inspection of facilities, as may be necessary to assure compliance with this Act and with regulations and standards adopted thereunder; provided, however, that, except for municipal solid waste landfill units that receive waste on or after October 9, 1993, and CCR surface impoundments, no permit shall be required for (i) any person conducting a waste-storage, waste-treatment, or waste-disposal operation for wastes generated by such person's own activities which are stored, treated, or disposed within the site where such wastes are generated, or (ii) a facility located in a county with a population over 700,000 as of January 1, 2000, operated and located in accordance with Section 22.38 of this Act, and used exclusively for the transfer, storage, or treatment of general construction or demolition debris, provided that the facility was receiving construction or demolition debris on the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly;
        (2) in violation of any regulations or standards
    
adopted by the Board under this Act; or
        (3) which receives waste after August 31, 1988, does
    
not have a permit issued by the Agency, and is (i) a landfill used exclusively for the disposal of waste generated at the site, (ii) a surface impoundment receiving special waste not listed in an NPDES permit, (iii) a waste pile in which the total volume of waste is greater than 100 cubic yards or the waste is stored for over one year, or (iv) a land treatment facility receiving special waste generated at the site; without giving notice of the operation to the Agency by January 1, 1989, or 30 days after the date on which the operation commences, whichever is later, and every 3 years thereafter. The form for such notification shall be specified by the Agency, and shall be limited to information regarding: the name and address of the location of the operation; the type of operation; the types and amounts of waste stored, treated or disposed of on an annual basis; the remaining capacity of the operation; and the remaining expected life of the operation.
    Item (3) of this subsection (d) shall not apply to any person engaged in agricultural activity who is disposing of a substance that constitutes solid waste, if the substance was acquired for use by that person on his own property, and the substance is disposed of on his own property in accordance with regulations or standards adopted by the Board.
    This subsection (d) shall not apply to hazardous waste.
    (e) Dispose, treat, store or abandon any waste, or transport any waste into this State for disposal, treatment, storage or abandonment, except at a site or facility which meets the requirements of this Act and of regulations and standards thereunder.
    (f) Conduct any hazardous waste-storage, hazardous waste-treatment or hazardous waste-disposal operation:
        (1) without a RCRA permit for the site issued by the
    
Agency under subsection (d) of Section 39 of this Act, or in violation of any condition imposed by such permit, including periodic reports and full access to adequate records and the inspection of facilities, as may be necessary to assure compliance with this Act and with regulations and standards adopted thereunder; or
        (2) in violation of any regulations or standards
    
adopted by the Board under this Act; or
        (3) in violation of any RCRA permit filing
    
requirement established under standards adopted by the Board under this Act; or
        (4) in violation of any order adopted by the Board
    
under this Act.
    Notwithstanding the above, no RCRA permit shall be required under this subsection or subsection (d) of Section 39 of this Act for any person engaged in agricultural activity who is disposing of a substance which has been identified as a hazardous waste, and which has been designated by Board regulations as being subject to this exception, if the substance was acquired for use by that person on his own property and the substance is disposed of on his own property in accordance with regulations or standards adopted by the Board.
    (g) Conduct any hazardous waste-transportation operation:
        (1) without registering with and obtaining a special
    
waste hauling permit from the Agency in accordance with the regulations adopted by the Board under this Act; or
        (2) in violation of any regulations or standards
    
adopted by the Board under this Act.
    (h) Conduct any hazardous waste-recycling or hazardous waste-reclamation or hazardous waste-reuse operation in violation of any regulations, standards or permit requirements adopted by the Board under this Act.
    (i) Conduct any process or engage in any act which produces hazardous waste in violation of any regulations or standards adopted by the Board under subsections (a) and (c) of Section 22.4 of this Act.
    (j) Conduct any special waste transportation operation in violation of any regulations, standards or permit requirements adopted by the Board under this Act. However, sludge from a water or sewage treatment plant owned and operated by a unit of local government which (1) is subject to a sludge management plan approved by the Agency or a permit granted by the Agency, and (2) has been tested and determined not to be a hazardous waste as required by applicable State and federal laws and regulations, may be transported in this State without a special waste hauling permit, and the preparation and carrying of a manifest shall not be required for such sludge under the rules of the Pollution Control Board. The unit of local government which operates the treatment plant producing such sludge shall file an annual report with the Agency identifying the volume of such sludge transported during the reporting period, the hauler of the sludge, and the disposal sites to which it was transported. This subsection (j) shall not apply to hazardous waste.
    (k) Fail or refuse to pay any fee imposed under this Act.
    (l) Locate a hazardous waste disposal site above an active or inactive shaft or tunneled mine or within 2 miles of an active fault in the earth's crust. In counties of population less than 225,000 no hazardous waste disposal site shall be located (1) within 1 1/2 miles of the corporate limits as defined on June 30, 1978, of any municipality without the approval of the governing body of the municipality in an official action; or (2) within 1000 feet of an existing private well or the existing source of a public water supply measured from the boundary of the actual active permitted site and excluding existing private wells on the property of the permit applicant. The provisions of this subsection do not apply to publicly-owned sewage works or the disposal or utilization of sludge from publicly-owned sewage works.
    (m) Transfer interest in any land which has been used as a hazardous waste disposal site without written notification to the Agency of the transfer and to the transferee of the conditions imposed by the Agency upon its use under subsection (g) of Section 39.
    (n) Use any land which has been used as a hazardous waste disposal site except in compliance with conditions imposed by the Agency under subsection (g) of Section 39.
    (o) Conduct a sanitary landfill operation which is required to have a permit under subsection (d) of this Section, in a manner which results in any of the following conditions:
        (1) refuse in standing or flowing waters;
        (2) leachate flows entering waters of the State;
        (3) leachate flows exiting the landfill confines (as
    
determined by the boundaries established for the landfill by a permit issued by the Agency);
        (4) open burning of refuse in violation of Section 9
    
of this Act;
        (5) uncovered refuse remaining from any previous
    
operating day or at the conclusion of any operating day, unless authorized by permit;
        (6) failure to provide final cover within time limits
    
established by Board regulations;
        (7) acceptance of wastes without necessary permits;
        (8) scavenging as defined by Board regulations;
        (9) deposition of refuse in any unpermitted portion
    
of the landfill;
        (10) acceptance of a special waste without a required
    
manifest;
        (11) failure to submit reports required by permits or
    
Board regulations;
        (12) failure to collect and contain litter from the
    
site by the end of each operating day;
        (13) failure to submit any cost estimate for the site
    
or any performance bond or other security for the site as required by this Act or Board rules.
    The prohibitions specified in this subsection (o) shall be enforceable by the Agency either by administrative citation under Section 31.1 of this Act or as otherwise provided by this Act. The specific prohibitions in this subsection do not limit the power of the Board to establish regulations or standards applicable to sanitary landfills.
    (p) In violation of subdivision (a) of this Section, cause or allow the open dumping of any waste in a manner which results in any of the following occurrences at the dump site:
        (1) litter;
        (2) scavenging;
        (3) open burning;
        (4) deposition of waste in standing or flowing waters;
        (5) proliferation of disease vectors;
        (6) standing or flowing liquid discharge from the
    
dump site;
        (7) deposition of:
            (i) general construction or demolition debris as
        
defined in Section 3.160(a) of this Act; or
            (ii) clean construction or demolition debris as
        
defined in Section 3.160(b) of this Act.
    The prohibitions specified in this subsection (p) shall be enforceable by the Agency either by administrative citation under Section 31.1 of this Act or as otherwise provided by this Act. The specific prohibitions in this subsection do not limit the power of the Board to establish regulations or standards applicable to open dumping.
    (q) Conduct a landscape waste composting operation without an Agency permit, provided, however, that no permit shall be required for any person:
        (1) conducting a landscape waste composting operation
    
for landscape wastes generated by such person's own activities which are stored, treated, or disposed of within the site where such wastes are generated; or
        (1.5) conducting a landscape waste composting
    
operation that (i) has no more than 25 cubic yards of landscape waste, composting additives, composting material, or end-product compost on-site at any one time and (ii) is not engaging in commercial activity; or
        (2) applying landscape waste or composted landscape
    
waste at agronomic rates; or
        (2.5) operating a landscape waste composting facility
    
at a site having 10 or more occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of its boundaries, if the facility meets all of the following criteria:
            (A) the composting facility is operated by the
        
farmer on property on which the composting material is utilized, and the composting facility constitutes no more than 2% of the site's total acreage;
            (A-5) any composting additives that the
        
composting facility accepts and uses at the facility are necessary to provide proper conditions for composting and do not exceed 10% of the total composting material at the facility at any one time;
            (B) the property on which the composting facility
        
is located, and any associated property on which the compost is used, is principally and diligently devoted to the production of agricultural crops and is not owned, leased, or otherwise controlled by any waste hauler or generator of nonagricultural compost materials, and the operator of the composting facility is not an employee, partner, shareholder, or in any way connected with or controlled by any such waste hauler or generator;
            (C) all compost generated by the composting
        
facility is applied at agronomic rates and used as mulch, fertilizer, or soil conditioner on land actually farmed by the person operating the composting facility, and the finished compost is not stored at the composting site for a period longer than 18 months prior to its application as mulch, fertilizer, or soil conditioner;
            (D) no fee is charged for the acceptance of
        
materials to be composted at the facility; and
            (E) the owner or operator, by January 1, 2014 (or
        
the January 1 following commencement of operation, whichever is later) and January 1 of each year thereafter, registers the site with the Agency, (ii) reports to the Agency on the volume of composting material received and used at the site; (iii) certifies to the Agency that the site complies with the requirements set forth in subparagraphs (A), (A-5), (B), (C), and (D) of this paragraph (2.5); and (iv) certifies to the Agency that all composting material was placed more than 200 feet from the nearest potable water supply well, was placed outside the boundary of the 10-year floodplain or on a part of the site that is floodproofed, was placed at least 1/4 mile from the nearest residence (other than a residence located on the same property as the facility) or a lesser distance from the nearest residence (other than a residence located on the same property as the facility) if the municipality in which the facility is located has by ordinance approved a lesser distance than 1/4 mile, and was placed more than 5 feet above the water table; any ordinance approving a residential setback of less than 1/4 mile that is used to meet the requirements of this subparagraph (E) of paragraph (2.5) of this subsection must specifically reference this paragraph; or
        (3) operating a landscape waste composting facility
    
on a farm, if the facility meets all of the following criteria:
            (A) the composting facility is operated by the
        
farmer on property on which the composting material is utilized, and the composting facility constitutes no more than 2% of the property's total acreage, except that the Board may allow a higher percentage for individual sites where the owner or operator has demonstrated to the Board that the site's soil characteristics or crop needs require a higher rate;
            (A-1) the composting facility accepts from other
        
agricultural operations for composting with landscape waste no materials other than uncontaminated and source-separated (i) crop residue and other agricultural plant residue generated from the production and harvesting of crops and other customary farm practices, including, but not limited to, stalks, leaves, seed pods, husks, bagasse, and roots and (ii) plant-derived animal bedding, such as straw or sawdust, that is free of manure and was not made from painted or treated wood;
            (A-2) any composting additives that the
        
composting facility accepts and uses at the facility are necessary to provide proper conditions for composting and do not exceed 10% of the total composting material at the facility at any one time;
            (B) the property on which the composting facility
        
is located, and any associated property on which the compost is used, is principally and diligently devoted to the production of agricultural crops and is not owned, leased or otherwise controlled by any waste hauler or generator of nonagricultural compost materials, and the operator of the composting facility is not an employee, partner, shareholder, or in any way connected with or controlled by any such waste hauler or generator;
            (C) all compost generated by the composting
        
facility is applied at agronomic rates and used as mulch, fertilizer or soil conditioner on land actually farmed by the person operating the composting facility, and the finished compost is not stored at the composting site for a period longer than 18 months prior to its application as mulch, fertilizer, or soil conditioner;
            (D) the owner or operator, by January 1 of each
        
year, (i) registers the site with the Agency, (ii) reports to the Agency on the volume of composting material received and used at the site, (iii) certifies to the Agency that the site complies with the requirements set forth in subparagraphs (A), (A-1), (A-2), (B), and (C) of this paragraph (q)(3), and (iv) certifies to the Agency that all composting material:
                (I) was placed more than 200 feet from the
            
nearest potable water supply well;
                (II) was placed outside the boundary of the
            
10-year floodplain or on a part of the site that is floodproofed;
                (III) was placed either (aa) at least 1/4
            
mile from the nearest residence (other than a residence located on the same property as the facility) and there are not more than 10 occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of the boundaries of the site on the date of application or (bb) a lesser distance from the nearest residence (other than a residence located on the same property as the facility) provided that the municipality or county in which the facility is located has by ordinance approved a lesser distance than 1/4 mile and there are not more than 10 occupied non-farm residences within 1/2 mile of the boundaries of the site on the date of application; and
                (IV) was placed more than 5 feet above the
            
water table.
            Any ordinance approving a residential setback of
        
less than 1/4 mile that is used to meet the requirements of this subparagraph (D) must specifically reference this subparagraph.
    For the purposes of this subsection (q), "agronomic rates" means the application of not more than 20 tons per acre per year, except that the Board may allow a higher rate for individual sites where the owner or operator has demonstrated to the Board that the site's soil characteristics or crop needs require a higher rate.
    (r) Cause or allow the storage or disposal of coal combustion waste unless:
        (1) such waste is stored or disposed of at a site or
    
facility for which a permit has been obtained or is not otherwise required under subsection (d) of this Section; or
        (2) such waste is stored or disposed of as a part of
    
the design and reclamation of a site or facility which is an abandoned mine site in accordance with the Abandoned Mined Lands and Water Reclamation Act; or
        (3) such waste is stored or disposed of at a site or
    
facility which is operating under NPDES and Subtitle D permits issued by the Agency pursuant to regulations adopted by the Board for mine-related water pollution and permits issued pursuant to the Federal Surface Mining Control and Reclamation Act of 1977 (P.L. 95-87) or the rules and regulations thereunder or any law or rule or regulation adopted by the State of Illinois pursuant thereto, and the owner or operator of the facility agrees to accept the waste; and either
            (i) such waste is stored or disposed of in
        
accordance with requirements applicable to refuse disposal under regulations adopted by the Board for mine-related water pollution and pursuant to NPDES and Subtitle D permits issued by the Agency under such regulations; or
            (ii) the owner or operator of the facility
        
demonstrates all of the following to the Agency, and the facility is operated in accordance with the demonstration as approved by the Agency: (1) the disposal area will be covered in a manner that will support continuous vegetation, (2) the facility will be adequately protected from wind and water erosion, (3) the pH will be maintained so as to prevent excessive leaching of metal ions, and (4) adequate containment or other measures will be provided to protect surface water and groundwater from contamination at levels prohibited by this Act, the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act, or regulations adopted pursuant thereto.
    Notwithstanding any other provision of this Title, the disposal of coal combustion waste pursuant to item (2) or (3) of this subdivision (r) shall be exempt from the other provisions of this Title V, and notwithstanding the provisions of Title X of this Act, the Agency is authorized to grant experimental permits which include provision for the disposal of wastes from the combustion of coal and other materials pursuant to items (2) and (3) of this subdivision (r).
    (s) After April 1, 1989, offer for transportation, transport, deliver, receive or accept special waste for which a manifest is required, unless the manifest indicates that the fee required under Section 22.8 of this Act has been paid.
    (t) Cause or allow a lateral expansion of a municipal solid waste landfill unit on or after October 9, 1993, without a permit modification, granted by the Agency, that authorizes the lateral expansion.
    (u) Conduct any vegetable by-product treatment, storage, disposal or transportation operation in violation of any regulation, standards or permit requirements adopted by the Board under this Act. However, no permit shall be required under this Title V for the land application of vegetable by-products conducted pursuant to Agency permit issued under Title III of this Act to the generator of the vegetable by-products. In addition, vegetable by-products may be transported in this State without a special waste hauling permit, and without the preparation and carrying of a manifest.
    (v) (Blank).
    (w) Conduct any generation, transportation, or recycling of construction or demolition debris, clean or general, or uncontaminated soil generated during construction, remodeling, repair, and demolition of utilities, structures, and roads that is not commingled with any waste, without the maintenance of documentation identifying the hauler, generator, place of origin of the debris or soil, the weight or volume of the debris or soil, and the location, owner, and operator of the facility where the debris or soil was transferred, disposed, recycled, or treated. This documentation must be maintained by the generator, transporter, or recycler for 3 years. This subsection (w) shall not apply to (1) a permitted pollution control facility that transfers or accepts construction or demolition debris, clean or general, or uncontaminated soil for final disposal, recycling, or treatment, (2) a public utility (as that term is defined in the Public Utilities Act) or a municipal utility, (3) the Illinois Department of Transportation, or (4) a municipality or a county highway department, with the exception of any municipality or county highway department located within a county having a population of over 3,000,000 inhabitants or located in a county that is contiguous to a county having a population of over 3,000,000 inhabitants; but it shall apply to an entity that contracts with a public utility, a municipal utility, the Illinois Department of Transportation, or a municipality or a county highway department. The terms "generation" and "recycling" as used in this subsection do not apply to clean construction or demolition debris when (i) used as fill material below grade outside of a setback zone if covered by sufficient uncontaminated soil to support vegetation within 30 days of the completion of filling or if covered by a road or structure, (ii) solely broken concrete without protruding metal bars is used for erosion control, or (iii) milled asphalt or crushed concrete is used as aggregate in construction of the shoulder of a roadway. The terms "generation" and "recycling", as used in this subsection, do not apply to uncontaminated soil that is not commingled with any waste when (i) used as fill material below grade or contoured to grade, or (ii) used at the site of generation.
(Source: P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17; 101-171, eff. 7-30-19.)

415 ILCS 5/21.1

    (415 ILCS 5/21.1) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.1)
    Sec. 21.1. (a) Except as provided in subsection (a.5), no person other than the State of Illinois, its agencies and institutions, or a unit of local government shall own or operate a MSWLF unit or other waste disposal operation on or after March 1, 1985, which requires a permit under subsection (d) of Section 21 of this Act, unless such person has posted with the Agency a performance bond or other security for the purpose of insuring closure of the site and post-closure care in accordance with this Act and regulations adopted thereunder.
    (a.5) On and after the effective date established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for MSWLF units to provide financial assurance under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, no person, other than the State of Illinois, its agencies and institutions, shall own or operate a MSWLF unit that requires a permit under subsection (d) of Section 21 of this Act, unless that person has posted with the Agency a performance bond or other security for the purposes of:
        (1) insuring closure of the site and post-closure
    
care in accordance with this Act and its rules; and
        (2) insuring completion of a corrective action remedy
    
when required by Board rules adopted under Section 22.40 of this Act or when required by Section 22.41 of this Act.
    The performance bond or other security requirement set forth in this Section may be fulfilled by closure or post-closure insurance, or both, issued by an insurer licensed to transact the business of insurance by the Department of Insurance or at a minimum the insurer must be licensed to transact the business of insurance or approved to provide insurance as an excess or surplus lines insurer by the insurance department in one or more states.
    (b) On or before January 1, 1985, the Board shall adopt regulations to promote the purposes of this Section. Without limiting the generality of this authority, such regulations may, among other things, prescribe the type and amount of the performance bonds or other securities required under subsections (a) and (a.5) of this Section, and the conditions under which the State is entitled to collect monies from such performance bonds or other securities. The bond amount shall be directly related to the design and volume of the site. The cost estimate for the post-closure care of a MSWLF unit shall be calculated using a 30 year post-closure care period or such other period as may be approved by the Agency under Board or federal rules. On and after the effective date established by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for MSWLF units to provide financial assurance under Subtitle D of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, closure, post-closure care, and corrective action cost estimates for MSWLF units shall be in current dollars.
    (c) There is hereby created within the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the "Landfill Closure and Post-Closure Fund". Any monies forfeited to the State of Illinois from any performance bond or other security required under this Section shall be placed in the "Landfill Closure and Post-Closure Fund" and shall, upon approval by the Governor and the Director, be used by and under the direction of the Agency for the purposes for which such performance bond or other security was issued. The Landfill Closure and Post-Closure Fund is not subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of Section 5 of the State Finance Act.
    (d) The Agency is authorized to enter into such contracts and agreements as it may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this Section. Neither the State, nor the Director, nor any State employee shall be liable for any damages or injuries arising out of or resulting from any action taken under this Section.
    (e) The Agency shall have the authority to approve or disapprove any performance bond or other security posted pursuant to subsection (a) or (a.5) of this Section. Any person whose performance bond or other security is disapproved by the Agency may contest the disapproval as a permit denial appeal pursuant to Section 40 of this Act.
    (f) The Agency may establish such procedures as it may deem necessary for the purpose of implementing and executing its responsibilities under this Section.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall bar a cause of action by the State for any other penalty or relief provided by this Act or any other law.
(Source: P.A. 97-887, eff. 8-2-12.)

415 ILCS 5/21.2

    (415 ILCS 5/21.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.2)
    Sec. 21.2. (a) After June 30, 1988, no person may sell or offer for sale at retail in this State any metal beverage container acquired by the seller or retailer after that date which is designed and constructed in such a manner that a part of the container is detachable in opening the container without the aid of a can opener, unless the part comprises substantially all of one of the ends of the metal beverage container.
    (b) For purposes of this Section:
    (1) "Beverage" means beer or other malt beverages, mineral water, soda water or carbonated soft drinks, in liquid form and intended for human consumption.
    (2) "Metal beverage container" means any can or other container which is composed exclusively or predominantly of metal or metallic alloys (except those sold to interstate common carriers for use in passenger service) and which contains or did contain a beverage.
    (c) Any person who violates this Section is guilty of a business offense and shall be subject to a fine of $500 for the first such violation. Any person who violates this Section a second or subsequent time shall be guilty of a business offense and shall be subject to a fine of $2,000.
(Source: P.A. 100-51, eff. 1-1-18.)

415 ILCS 5/21.3

    (415 ILCS 5/21.3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.3)
    Sec. 21.3. Environmental reclamation lien.
    (a) All costs and damages for which a person is liable to the State of Illinois under Section 22.2, 22.15a, 55.3, or 57.12 shall constitute an environmental reclamation lien in favor of the State of Illinois upon all real property and rights to such property which:
        (1) belong to such person; and
        (2) are subject to or affected by a removal or
    
remedial action under Section 22.2 or investigation, preventive action, corrective action, or enforcement action under Section 22.15a, 55.3, or 57.12.
    (b) An environmental reclamation lien shall continue until the liability for the costs and damages, or a judgment against the person arising out of such liability, is satisfied.
    (c) An environmental reclamation lien shall be effective upon the filing by the Agency of a Notice of Environmental Reclamation Lien with the recorder or the registrar of titles of the county in which the real property lies. The Agency shall not file an environmental reclamation lien, and no such lien shall be valid, unless the Agency has sent notice pursuant to subsection (q) of Section 4, subsection (c) of Section 22.15a, subsection (d) of Section 55.3, or subsection (c) of Section 57.12 of this Act to owners of the real property. Nothing in this Section shall be construed to give the Agency's lien a preference over the rights of any bona fide purchaser or mortgagee or other lienholder (not including the United States when holding an unfiled lien) arising prior to the filing of a notice of environmental reclamation lien in the office of the recorder or registrar of titles of the county in which the property subject to the lien is located. For purposes of this Section, the term "bona fide" shall not include any mortgage of real or personal property or any other credit transaction that results in the mortgagee or the holder of the security acting as trustee for unsecured creditors of the liable person mentioned in the notice of lien who executed such chattel or real property mortgage or the document evidencing such credit transaction. Such lien shall be inferior to the lien of general taxes, special assessments and special taxes heretofore or hereafter levied by any political subdivision of this State.
    (d) The environmental reclamation lien shall not exceed the amount of expenditures as itemized on the Affidavit of Expenditures attached to and filed with the Notice of Environmental Reclamation Lien. The Affidavit of Expenditures may be amended if additional costs or damages are incurred.
    (e) Upon filing of the Notice of Environmental Reclamation Lien a copy with attachments shall be served upon the owners of the real property. Notice of such service shall be served on all lienholders of record as of the date of filing.
    (f) (Blank).
    (g) In addition to any other remedy provided by the laws of this State, the Agency may foreclose in the circuit court an environmental reclamation lien on real property for any costs or damages imposed under Section 22.2, 22.15a, 55.3, or 57.12 to the same extent and in the same manner as in the enforcement of other liens. The process, practice and procedure for such foreclosure shall be the same as provided in Article XV of the Code of Civil Procedure. Nothing in this Section shall affect the right of the State of Illinois to bring an action against any person to recover all costs and damages for which such person is liable under Section 22.2, 22.15a, 55.3, or 57.12.
    (h) Any liability to the State under Section 22.2, 22.15a, 55.3, or 57.12 shall constitute a debt to the State. Interest on such debt shall begin to accrue at a rate of 12% per annum from the date of the filing of the Notice of Environmental Reclamation Lien under paragraph (c). Accrued interest shall be included as a cost incurred by the State of Illinois under Section 22.2, 22.15a, 55.3, or 57.12.
    (i) "Environmental reclamation lien" means a lien established under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-272, eff. 7-19-05.)

415 ILCS 5/21.4

    (415 ILCS 5/21.4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.4)
    Sec. 21.4. (a) The Agency is hereby authorized to acquire the fee or any lesser interest, including easements, in real property where necessary or appropriate:
    (1) to protect human health or the environment; or
    (2) to respond to the release or substantial threat of a release of any hazardous substance or petroleum into the environment; or
    (3) as part of a proceeding to foreclose or enforce liens or interests under Section 21.3.
    (b) The Agency is authorized to retain for public use or to convey, deed, assign or otherwise transfer all or any portion of the interest in real property acquired pursuant to subsection (a) and may place restrictions upon the use of the property after transfer as are necessary or appropriate:
    (1) to protect present or future human health or the environment; or
    (2) to respond to the release or substantial threat of a release of any hazardous substance or petroleum into the environment.
    (c) Any monies received by the State of Illinois pursuant to paragraph (b) of this Section shall be deposited in the Hazardous Waste Fund.
(Source: P.A. 86-820.)

415 ILCS 5/21.5

    (415 ILCS 5/21.5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.5)
    Sec. 21.5. Toxic packaging reduction.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section, the following terms have the meanings ascribed to them in this subsection:
        "Distributor" means any person, firm, or corporation
    
that takes title to goods purchased for resale.
        "Package" means a container providing a direct means
    
of marketing, protecting, or handling a product, and includes a product unit package, an intermediate package, or a shipping container as defined by ASTM D996. "Package" shall also include such unsealed consumer product receptacles as carrying cases, crates, cups, pails, rigid foil and other trays, wrappers and wrapping films, bags, and tubs.
        "Packaging component" means any individual assembled
    
part of a package including, but not limited to, any interior or exterior blocking, bracing, cushioning, weatherproofing, coatings, closure, ink, and labeling; except that coatings shall not include a thin tin layer applied to base steel or sheet steel during manufacturing of the steel or package.
    (b) Beginning July 1, 1994, no package or packaging component may be offered for sale or promotional purposes in this State, by its manufacturer or distributor, if the package itself or any packaging component includes any ink, dye, pigment, adhesive, stabilizer, or other additive that contains lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium that has been intentionally introduced during manufacturing or distribution.
    (c) Beginning July 1, 1994, no product may be offered for sale or for promotional purposes in this State by its manufacturer or distributor in Illinois in a package that includes, in the package itself or in any of its packaging components, any ink, dye, pigment, adhesive, stabilizer, or other additive that contains lead, cadmium, mercury or hexavalent chromium that has been intentionally introduced during manufacturing or distribution.
    (d) No package or packaging component, and no product in a package, may be offered for sale or promotional purposes in this State if the sum of the concentration levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, or hexavalent chromium present in the package or packaging component, but not intentionally introduced by the manufacturer or distributor, exceeds the following limits:
        (1) 600 parts per million by weight (0.06%) beginning
    
July 1, 1994.
        (2) 250 parts per million by weight (0.025%)
    
beginning July 1, 1995.
        (3) 100 parts per million by weight (0.01%) beginning
    
July 1, 1996.
    (e) The following packages and packaging components are not subject to this Section:
        (1) Those packages or packaging components with a
    
code indicating a date of manufacture before July 1, 1994.
        (2) Those packages or packaging components for which
    
an exemption has been granted by the Agency under subsection (f).
        (3) Until July 1, 1998, packages and packaging
    
components that would not exceed the maximum contaminant levels set forth in subsection (d) of this Section but for the addition of post consumer materials.
        (4) Those packages or packaging components used to
    
contain wine or distilled spirits that have been bottled before July 1, 1994.
        (5) Packaging components, including but not limited
    
to strapping, seals, fasteners, and other industrial packaging components intended to protect, secure, close, unitize or provide pilferage protection for any product destined for commercial use.
        (6) Those packages used in transporting, protecting,
    
safe handling or functioning of radiographic film.
    (f) The Agency may grant an exemption from the requirements of this Section for a package or packaging component to which lead, cadmium, mercury, or hexavalent chromium has been added in the manufacturing, forming, printing, or distribution process in order to comply with health or safety requirements of federal law or because there is not a feasible alternative. These exemptions shall be granted, upon application of the manufacturer of the package or packaging component, for a period of 2 years and are renewable for periods of 2 years. If the Agency denies a request for exemption, or fails to take final action on a request within 180 days, the applicant may seek review from the Board in the same manner as in the case of a permit denial. Any other party to the Agency proceeding may seek review in the manner provided in subsection (c) of Section 40.
    For the purposes of this subsection, a use for which there is no feasible alternative is one in which the regulated substance is essential to the protection, safe handling, or function of the package's contents.
    The Agency may enter into reciprocal agreements with other states that have adopted similar restrictions on toxic packaging and may accept exemptions to those restrictions granted by such states. Prior to taking such action, the Agency shall provide for public notice in the Environmental Register and for a 30-day comment period.
    (g) Beginning July 1, 1994, a certificate of compliance stating that a package or packaging component is in compliance with the requirements of this Section shall be furnished by its manufacturer or supplier to its distributor, or shall be maintained by the manufacturer in Illinois if the manufacturer is also the distributor. If compliance is achieved only under the exemption provided in subdivision (e)(2) or (e)(3), the certificate shall state the specific basis upon which the exemption is claimed. The certificate of compliance shall be signed by an authorized official of the manufacturer or supplier. The certificate can be for the entire class, type, or category of packaging or a particular product regulated under this Act, and a certificate need not be provided or maintained for each individual package, packaging component, or packaging for a product. The manufacturer or distributor in Illinois shall retain the certificate of compliance for as long as the package or packaging component is in use. A copy of the certificate of compliance shall be kept on file by the manufacturer or supplier of the package or packaging component. Certificates of compliance, or copies thereof, shall be furnished to the Agency upon its request and to members of the public in accordance with subsection (i).
    If the manufacturer or supplier of the package or packaging component reformulates or creates a new package or packaging component, the manufacturer or supplier shall provide an amended or new certificate of compliance for the reformulated or new package or packaging component.
    (h) (Blank.)
    (i) Any request from a member of the public for any certificate of compliance from the manufacturer or supplier of a package or packaging component shall be:
        (1) made in writing and transmitted by registered
    
mail with a copy provided to the Agency;
        (2) specific as to the package or packaging component
    
information requested; and
        (3) responded to by the manufacturer or supplier
    
within 60 days.
    (j) The provisions of this Section shall not apply to any glass or ceramic product used as packaging that is intended to be reusable or refillable, and where the lead and cadmium from the product do not exceed the Toxicity Characteristic Leachability Procedures of leachability of lead and cadmium as set forth by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/21.6

    (415 ILCS 5/21.6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1021.6)
    Sec. 21.6. Materials disposal ban.
    (a) Beginning July 1, 1996, no person may knowingly mix liquid used oil with any municipal waste that is intended for collection and disposal at a landfill.
    (b) Beginning July 1, 1996, no owner or operator of a sanitary landfill shall accept for final disposal liquid used oil that is discernible in the course of prudent business operation.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, "liquid used oil" does not include used oil filters, rags, absorbent material used to collect spilled oil or other materials incidentally contaminated with used oil, or empty containers which previously contained virgin oil, re-refined oil, or used oil.
    (d) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-621, eff. 7-20-18.)

415 ILCS 5/21.7

    (415 ILCS 5/21.7)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    Sec. 21.7. Landfills.
    (a) The purpose of this Section is to enact legislative recommendations provided by the Mahomet Aquifer Task Force, established under Public Act 100-403. The Task Force identified capped but unregulated or underregulated landfills that overlie the Mahomet Aquifer as potentially hazardous to valuable groundwater resources. These unregulated or underregulated landfills generally began accepting waste for disposal sometime prior to 1973.
    (b) The Agency shall prioritize unregulated or underregulated landfills that overlie the Mahomet Aquifer for inspection. The following factors shall be considered:
        (1) the presence of, and depth to, any aquifer with
    
potential potable use;
        (2) whether the landfill has an engineered liner
    
system;
        (3) whether the landfill has an active groundwater
    
monitoring system;
        (4) whether waste disposal occurred within the
    
100-year floodplain; and
        (5) landfills within the setback zone of any potable
    
water supply well.
    (c) Subject to appropriation, the Agency shall use existing information available from State and federal agencies, such as the Prairie Research Institute, the Department of Natural Resources, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, and the Natural Resources Conservation Service, to identify unknown, unregulated, or underregulated waste disposal sites that overlie the Mahomet Aquifer that may pose a threat to surface water or groundwater resources.
    (d) Subject to appropriation, for those landfills prioritized for response action following inspection and investigation, the Agency shall use its own data, along with data from municipalities, counties, solid waste management associations, companies, corporations, and individuals, to archive information about the landfills, including their ownership, operational details, and waste disposal history.
(Source: P.A. 101-573, eff. 1-1-20.)

415 ILCS 5/22

    (415 ILCS 5/22) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022)
    Sec. 22. In accord with Title VII of this Act, the Board may adopt regulations to promote the purposes of this Title. Without limiting the generality of this authority, such regulations may among other things prescribe the following:
    (a) Standards for the location, design, construction, sanitation, operation, maintenance, and discontinuance of the operation of refuse collection and disposal, storage and treatment sites and facilities and resource conservation and recovery sites and facilities;
    (b) Standards for the dumping of any refuse, and standards for the handling, storing, processing, transporting and disposal of any hazardous waste;
    (c) Requirements and standards for the keeping of records and the reporting and retaining of data collected by generators, processors, storers, transporters, handlers, treaters, and disposers of special or hazardous waste;
    (d) Requirements and standards for equipment and procedures for monitoring contaminant discharges at their source, the collection of samples and the collection, reporting and retention of data resulting from such monitoring;
    (e) Alert and abatement standards relative to land pollution emergencies constituting an acute danger to health or to the environment;
    (f) Requirements and standards for adequate and proper care and maintenance of, closure of, and post-closure monitoring, maintenance and use of hazardous waste disposal sites;
    (g) Requirements to prohibit the disposal of certain hazardous wastes in sanitary landfills where, after regulatory proceedings held in conformance with Title VII of this Act, it is determined by the Board that the long term impacts to public health and the environment are such that land burial should not be allowed and where an economically reasonable, technically feasible and environmentally sound alternative is available for processing, recycling, fixation or neutralization of such wastes. The agency shall participate in all such proceedings. No such prohibition may become effective unless a specific alternative technology meeting the criteria of this subsection is identified by the Board. Nothing in this subsection shall prohibit the land burial of any hazardous waste which is the subject of review under this subsection until such time as a final prohibition order is issued by the Board.
(Source: P.A. 83-425.)

415 ILCS 5/22.01

    (415 ILCS 5/22.01) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.01)
    Sec. 22.01. Manifests for nonhazardous special waste. When manifests are required by the Board for the shipment of nonhazardous special waste, the manifests shall consist of forms prescribed by the Agency. The forms must comply with the requirements of this Section and may be purchased from a third party. Generators of nonhazardous special waste and facilities accepting nonhazardous special waste are not required to submit copies of nonhazardous special waste manifests to the Agency; provided, however, that generators of nonhazardous special waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls and facilities accepting nonhazardous special waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls shall submit copies of nonhazardous special waste manifests to the Agency for shipments of waste containing polychlorinated biphenyls. Copies of each manifest shall be retained for 3 years by generators and facilities, and shall be available for inspection and copying by the Agency. The Agency may adopt such procedures for the distribution of copies of manifests as it deems necessary. Nothing in this Section shall preclude the Agency from collecting fees under Section 22.8 (g) of this Act. Generators of nonhazardous special waste shall not be required to file reports with the Agency regarding the shipment of nonhazardous special waste within the State of Illinois; provided, however, that the Board may require generators of nonhazardous special waste to file annual reports with the Agency regarding the shipment of nonhazardous special waste out-of-state. Commencing February 1, 1992, and annually thereafter, facilities accepting nonhazardous special waste shall file a report with the Agency, specifying the quantities and disposition of nonhazardous special waste accepted for treatment, storage or disposal during the previous calendar year.
    Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted or construed to prohibit any company treating, storing or disposing of nonhazardous special wastes from requiring manifests to be submitted to it for such wastes. This Section does not apply to potentially infectious medical waste.
(Source: P.A. 101-145, eff. 7-26-19.)

415 ILCS 5/22.02

    (415 ILCS 5/22.02)
    Sec. 22.02. Manifests for hazardous waste. Except to the extent required by federal law, generators and transporters of hazardous waste and facilities accepting hazardous waste are not required to submit copies of hazardous waste manifests to the Agency. Nothing in this Section precludes the Agency from collecting fees under subsection (g) of Section 22.8 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-55, eff. 7-16-15.)

415 ILCS 5/22.2

    (415 ILCS 5/22.2) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.2)
    Sec. 22.2. Hazardous waste; fees; liability.
    (a) There are hereby created within the State Treasury 2 special funds to be known respectively as the "Hazardous Waste Fund" and the "Hazardous Waste Research Fund", constituted from the fees collected pursuant to this Section. In addition to the fees collected under this Section, the Hazardous Waste Fund shall include other moneys made available from any source for deposit into the Fund.
    (b)(1) On and after January 1, 1989, the Agency shall
    
collect from the owner or operator of each of the following sites a fee in the amount of:
            (A) 9 cents per gallon or $18.18 per cubic yard,
        
if the hazardous waste disposal site is located off the site where such waste was produced. The maximum amount payable under this subdivision (A) with respect to the hazardous waste generated by a single generator and deposited in monofills is $30,000 per year. If, as a result of the use of multiple monofills, waste fees in excess of the maximum are assessed with respect to a single waste generator, the generator may apply to the Agency for a credit.
            (B) 9 cents or $18.18 per cubic yard, if the
        
hazardous waste disposal site is located on the site where such waste was produced, provided however the maximum amount of fees payable under this paragraph (B) is $30,000 per year for each such hazardous waste disposal site.
            (C) If the hazardous waste disposal site is an
        
underground injection well, $6,000 per year if not more than 10,000,000 gallons per year are injected, $15,000 per year if more than 10,000,000 gallons but not more than 50,000,000 gallons per year are injected, and $27,000 per year if more than 50,000,000 gallons per year are injected.
            (D) 3 cents per gallon or $6.06 per cubic yard of
        
hazardous waste received for treatment at a hazardous waste treatment site, if the hazardous waste treatment site is located off the site where such waste was produced and if such hazardous waste treatment site is owned, controlled and operated by a person other than the generator of such waste. After treatment at such hazardous waste treatment site, the waste shall not be subject to any other fee imposed by this subsection (b). For purposes of this subsection (b), the term "treatment" is defined as in Section 3.505 but shall not include recycling, reclamation or reuse.
        (2) The General Assembly shall annually appropriate
    
to the Fund such amounts as it deems necessary to fulfill the purposes of this Act.
        (3) The Agency shall have the authority to accept,
    
receive, and administer on behalf of the State any moneys made available to the State from any source for the purposes of the Hazardous Waste Fund set forth in subsection (d) of this Section.
        (4) Of the amount collected as fees provided for in
    
this Section, the Agency shall manage the use of such funds to assure that sufficient funds are available for match towards federal expenditures for response action at sites which are listed on the National Priorities List; provided, however, that this shall not apply to additional monies appropriated to the Fund by the General Assembly, nor shall it apply in the event that the Director finds that revenues in the Hazardous Waste Fund must be used to address conditions which create or may create an immediate danger to the environment or public health or to the welfare of the people of the State of Illinois.
        (5) Notwithstanding the other provisions of this
    
subsection (b), sludge from a publicly-owned sewage works generated in Illinois, coal mining wastes and refuse generated in Illinois, bottom boiler ash, flyash and flue gas desulphurization sludge from public utility electric generating facilities located in Illinois, and bottom boiler ash and flyash from all incinerators which process solely municipal waste shall not be subject to the fee.
        (6) For the purposes of this subsection (b),
    
"monofill" means a facility, or a unit at a facility, that accepts only wastes bearing the same USEPA hazardous waste identification number, or compatible wastes as determined by the Agency.
    (c) The Agency shall establish procedures, not later than January 1, 1984, relating to the collection of the fees authorized by this Section. Such procedures shall include, but not be limited to: (1) necessary records identifying the quantities of hazardous waste received or disposed; (2) the form and submission of reports to accompany the payment of fees to the Agency; and (3) the time and manner of payment of fees to the Agency, which payments shall be not more often than quarterly.
    (d) Beginning July 1, 1996, the Agency shall deposit all such receipts in the State Treasury to the credit of the Hazardous Waste Fund, except as provided in subsection (e) of this Section. All monies in the Hazardous Waste Fund shall be used by the Agency for the following purposes:
        (1) Taking whatever preventive or corrective action
    
is necessary or appropriate, in circumstances certified by the Director, including but not limited to removal or remedial action whenever there is a release or substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide; provided, the Agency shall expend no more than $1,000,000 on any single incident without appropriation by the General Assembly.
        (2) To meet any requirements which must be met by the
    
State in order to obtain federal funds pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980, (P.L. 96-510).
        (3) In an amount up to 30% of the amount collected as
    
fees provided for in this Section, for use by the Agency to conduct groundwater protection activities, including providing grants to appropriate units of local government which are addressing protection of underground waters pursuant to the provisions of this Act.
        (4) To fund the development and implementation of the
    
model pesticide collection program under Section 19.1 of the Illinois Pesticide Act.
        (5) To the extent the Agency has received and
    
deposited monies in the Fund other than fees collected under subsection (b) of this Section, to pay for the cost of Agency employees for services provided in reviewing the performance of response actions pursuant to Title XVII of this Act.
        (6) In an amount up to 15% of the fees collected
    
annually under subsection (b) of this Section, for use by the Agency for administration of the provisions of this Section.
    (e) The Agency shall deposit 10% of all receipts collected under subsection (b) of this Section, but not to exceed $200,000 per year, in the State Treasury to the credit of the Hazardous Waste Research Fund established by this Act. Pursuant to appropriation, all monies in such Fund shall be used by the University of Illinois for the purposes set forth in this subsection.
    The University of Illinois may enter into contracts with business, industrial, university, governmental or other qualified individuals or organizations to assist in the research and development intended to recycle, reduce the volume of, separate, detoxify or reduce the hazardous properties of hazardous wastes in Illinois. Monies in the Fund may also be used by the University of Illinois for technical studies, monitoring activities, and educational and research activities which are related to the protection of underground waters. Monies in the Hazardous Waste Research Fund may be used to administer the Illinois Health and Hazardous Substances Registry Act. Monies in the Hazardous Waste Research Fund shall not be used for any sanitary landfill or the acquisition or construction of any facility. This does not preclude the purchase of equipment for the purpose of public demonstration projects. The University of Illinois shall adopt guidelines for cost sharing, selecting, and administering projects under this subsection.
    (f) Notwithstanding any other provision or rule of law, and subject only to the defenses set forth in subsection (j) of this Section, the following persons shall be liable for all costs of removal or remedial action incurred by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government as a result of a release or substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide:
        (1) the owner and operator of a facility or vessel
    
from which there is a release or substantial threat of release of a hazardous substance or pesticide;
        (2) any person who at the time of disposal,
    
transport, storage or treatment of a hazardous substance or pesticide owned or operated the facility or vessel used for such disposal, transport, treatment or storage from which there was a release or substantial threat of a release of any such hazardous substance or pesticide;
        (3) any person who by contract, agreement, or
    
otherwise has arranged with another party or entity for transport, storage, disposal or treatment of hazardous substances or pesticides owned, controlled or possessed by such person at a facility owned or operated by another party or entity from which facility there is a release or substantial threat of a release of such hazardous substances or pesticides; and
        (4) any person who accepts or accepted any hazardous
    
substances or pesticides for transport to disposal, storage or treatment facilities or sites from which there is a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide.
    Any monies received by the State of Illinois pursuant to this subsection (f) shall be deposited in the State Treasury to the credit of the Hazardous Waste Fund.
    In accordance with the other provisions of this Section, costs of removal or remedial action incurred by a unit of local government may be recovered in an action before the Board brought by the unit of local government under subsection (i) of this Section. Any monies so recovered shall be paid to the unit of local government.
    (g)(1) No indemnification, hold harmless, or similar
    
agreement or conveyance shall be effective to transfer from the owner or operator of any vessel or facility or from any person who may be liable for a release or substantial threat of a release under this Section, to any other person the liability imposed under this Section. Nothing in this Section shall bar any agreement to insure, hold harmless or indemnify a party to such agreements for any liability under this Section.
        (2) Nothing in this Section, including the provisions
    
of paragraph (g)(1) of this Section, shall bar a cause of action that an owner or operator or any other person subject to liability under this Section, or a guarantor, has or would have, by reason of subrogation or otherwise against any person.
    (h) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) The term "facility" means:
            (A) any building, structure, installation,
        
equipment, pipe or pipeline including but not limited to any pipe into a sewer or publicly owned treatment works, well, pit, pond, lagoon, impoundment, ditch, landfill, storage container, motor vehicle, rolling stock, or aircraft; or
            (B) any site or area where a hazardous substance
        
has been deposited, stored, disposed of, placed, or otherwise come to be located.
        (2) The term "owner or operator" means:
            (A) any person owning or operating a vessel or
        
facility;
            (B) in the case of an abandoned facility, any
        
person owning or operating the abandoned facility or any person who owned, operated, or otherwise controlled activities at the abandoned facility immediately prior to such abandonment;
            (C) in the case of a land trust as defined in
        
Section 2 of the Land Trustee as Creditor Act, the person owning the beneficial interest in the land trust;
            (D) in the case of a fiduciary (other than a land
        
trustee), the estate, trust estate, or other interest in property held in a fiduciary capacity, and not the fiduciary. For the purposes of this Section, "fiduciary" means a trustee, executor, administrator, guardian, receiver, conservator or other person holding a facility or vessel in a fiduciary capacity;
            (E) in the case of a "financial institution",
        
meaning the Illinois Housing Development Authority and that term as defined in Section 2 of the Illinois Banking Act, that has acquired ownership, operation, management, or control of a vessel or facility through foreclosure or under the terms of a security interest held by the financial institution or under the terms of an extension of credit made by the financial institution, the financial institution only if the financial institution takes possession of the vessel or facility and the financial institution exercises actual, direct, and continual or recurrent managerial control in the operation of the vessel or facility that causes a release or substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide resulting in removal or remedial action;
            (F) In the case of an owner of residential
        
property, the owner if the owner is a person other than an individual, or if the owner is an individual who owns more than 10 dwelling units in Illinois, or if the owner, or an agent, representative, contractor, or employee of the owner, has caused, contributed to, or allowed the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide. The term "residential property" means single family residences of one to 4 dwelling units, including accessory land, buildings, or improvements incidental to those dwellings that are exclusively used for the residential use. For purposes of this subparagraph (F), the term "individual" means a natural person, and shall not include corporations, partnerships, trusts, or other non-natural persons.
            (G) In the case of any facility, title or control
        
of which was conveyed due to bankruptcy, foreclosure, tax delinquency, abandonment, or similar means to a unit of State or local government, any person who owned, operated, or otherwise controlled activities at the facility immediately beforehand.
            (H) The term "owner or operator" does not include
        
a unit of State or local government which acquired ownership or control through bankruptcy, tax delinquency, abandonment, or other circumstances in which the government acquires title by virtue of its function as sovereign. The exclusion provided under this paragraph shall not apply to any State or local government which has caused or contributed to the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance from the facility, and such a State or local government shall be subject to the provisions of this Act in the same manner and to the same extent, both procedurally and substantively, as any nongovernmental entity, including liability under Section 22.2(f).
    (i) The costs and damages provided for in this Section may be imposed by the Board in an action brought before the Board in accordance with Title VIII of this Act, except that Section 33(c) of this Act shall not apply to any such action.
    (j)(1) There shall be no liability under this Section for a person otherwise liable who can establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the release or substantial threat of release of a hazardous substance and the damages resulting therefrom were caused solely by:
        (A) an act of God;
        (B) an act of war;
        (C) an act or omission of a third party other than an
    
employee or agent of the defendant, or other than one whose act or omission occurs in connection with a contractual relationship, existing directly or indirectly, with the defendant (except where the sole contractual arrangement arises from a published tariff and acceptance for carriage by a common carrier by rail), if the defendant establishes by a preponderance of the evidence that (i) he exercised due care with respect to the hazardous substance concerned, taking into consideration the characteristics of such hazardous substance, in light of all relevant facts and circumstances, and (ii) he took precautions against foreseeable acts or omissions of any such third party and the consequences that could foreseeably result from such acts or omissions; or
        (D) any combination of the foregoing paragraphs.
    (2) There shall be no liability under this Section for any release permitted by State or federal law.
    (3) There shall be no liability under this Section for damages as a result of actions taken or omitted in the course of rendering care, assistance, or advice in accordance with this Section or the National Contingency Plan pursuant to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-510) or at the direction of an on-scene coordinator appointed under such plan, with respect to an incident creating a danger to public health or welfare or the environment as a result of any release of a hazardous substance or a substantial threat thereof. This subsection shall not preclude liability for damages as the result of gross negligence or intentional misconduct on the part of such person. For the purposes of the preceding sentence, reckless, willful, or wanton misconduct shall constitute gross negligence.
    (4) There shall be no liability under this Section for any person (including, but not limited to, an owner of residential property who applies a pesticide to the residential property or who has another person apply a pesticide to the residential property) for response costs or damages as the result of the storage, handling and use, or recommendation for storage, handling and use, of a pesticide consistent with:
        (A) its directions for storage, handling and use as
    
stated in its label or labeling;
        (B) its warnings and cautions as stated in its label
    
or labeling; and
        (C) the uses for which it is registered under the
    
Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act and the Illinois Pesticide Act.
    (4.5) There shall be no liability under subdivision (f)(1) of this Section for response costs or damages as the result of a release of a pesticide from an agrichemical facility site if the Agency has received notice from the Department of Agriculture pursuant to Section 19.3 of the Illinois Pesticide Act, the owner or operator of the agrichemical facility is proceeding with a corrective action plan under the Agrichemical Facility Response Action Program implemented under that Section, and the Agency has provided a written endorsement of a corrective action plan.
    (4.6) There shall be no liability under subdivision (f)(1) of this Section for response costs or damages as the result of a substantial threat of a release of a pesticide from an agrichemical facility site if the Agency has received notice from the Department of Agriculture pursuant to Section 19.3 of the Illinois Pesticide Act and the owner or operator of the agrichemical facility is proceeding with a corrective action plan under the Agrichemical Facility Response Action Program implemented under that Section.
    (5) Nothing in this subsection (j) shall affect or modify in any way the obligations or liability of any person under any other provision of this Act or State or federal law, including common law, for damages, injury, or loss resulting from a release or substantial threat of a release of any hazardous substance or for removal or remedial action or the costs of removal or remedial action of such hazardous substance.
    (6)(A) The term "contractual relationship", for the purpose of this subsection includes, but is not limited to, land contracts, deeds or other instruments transferring title or possession, unless the real property on which the facility concerned is located was acquired by the defendant after the disposal or placement of the hazardous substance on, in, or at the facility, and one or more of the circumstances described in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of this paragraph is also established by the defendant by a preponderance of the evidence:
        (i) At the time the defendant acquired the facility
    
the defendant did not know and had no reason to know that any hazardous substance which is the subject of the release or threatened release was disposed of on, in or at the facility.
        (ii) The defendant is a government entity which
    
acquired the facility by escheat, or through any other involuntary transfer or acquisition, or through the exercise of eminent domain authority by purchase or condemnation.
        (iii) The defendant acquired the facility by
    
inheritance or bequest.
    In addition to establishing the foregoing, the defendant must establish that he has satisfied the requirements of subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of this subsection (j).
    (B) To establish the defendant had no reason to know, as provided in clause (i) of subparagraph (A) of this paragraph, the defendant must have undertaken, at the time of acquisition, all appropriate inquiry into the previous ownership and uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice in an effort to minimize liability. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the court shall take into account any specialized knowledge or experience on the part of the defendant, the relationship of the purchase price to the value of the property if uncontaminated, commonly known or reasonably ascertainable information about the property, the obviousness of the presence or likely presence of contamination at the property, and the ability to detect such contamination by appropriate inspection.
    (C) Nothing in this paragraph (6) or in subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall diminish the liability of any previous owner or operator of such facility who would otherwise be liable under this Act. Notwithstanding this paragraph (6), if the defendant obtained actual knowledge of the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance at such facility when the defendant owned the real property and then subsequently transferred ownership of the property to another person without disclosing such knowledge, such defendant shall be treated as liable under subsection (f) of this Section and no defense under subparagraph (C) of paragraph (1) of this subsection shall be available to such defendant.
    (D) Nothing in this paragraph (6) shall affect the liability under this Act of a defendant who, by any act or omission, caused or contributed to the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance which is the subject of the action relating to the facility.
    (E)(i) Except as provided in clause (ii) of this subparagraph (E), a defendant who has acquired real property shall have established a rebuttable presumption against all State claims and a conclusive presumption against all private party claims that the defendant has made all appropriate inquiry within the meaning of subdivision (6)(B) of this subsection (j) if the defendant proves that immediately prior to or at the time of the acquisition:
        (I) the defendant obtained a Phase I Environmental
    
Audit of the real property that meets or exceeds the requirements of this subparagraph (E), and the Phase I Environmental Audit did not disclose the presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from the real property; or
        (II) the defendant obtained a Phase II Environmental
    
Audit of the real property that meets or exceeds the requirements of this subparagraph (E), and the Phase II Environmental Audit did not disclose the presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from the real property.
    (ii) No presumption shall be created under clause (i) of this subparagraph (E), and a defendant shall be precluded from demonstrating that the defendant has made all appropriate inquiry within the meaning of subdivision (6)(B) of this subsection (j), if:
        (I) the defendant fails to obtain all Environmental
    
Audits required under this subparagraph (E) or any such Environmental Audit fails to meet or exceed the requirements of this subparagraph (E);
        (II) a Phase I Environmental Audit discloses the
    
presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from real property, and the defendant fails to obtain a Phase II Environmental Audit;
        (III) a Phase II Environmental Audit discloses the
    
presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from the real property;
        (IV) the defendant fails to maintain a written
    
compilation and explanatory summary report of the information reviewed in the course of each Environmental Audit under this subparagraph (E); or
        (V) there is any evidence of fraud, material
    
concealment, or material misrepresentation by the defendant of environmental conditions or of related information discovered during the course of an Environmental Audit.
    (iii) For purposes of this subparagraph (E), the term "environmental professional" means an individual (other than a practicing attorney) who, through academic training, occupational experience, and reputation (such as engineers, industrial hygienists, or geologists) can objectively conduct one or more aspects of an Environmental Audit and who either:
        (I) maintains at the time of the Environmental Audit
    
and for at least one year thereafter at least $500,000 of environmental consultants' professional liability insurance coverage issued by an insurance company licensed to do business in Illinois; or
        (II) is an Illinois licensed professional engineer or
    
a Certified Industrial Hygienist certified by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene.
    An environmental professional may employ persons who are not environmental professionals to assist in the preparation of an Environmental Audit if such persons are under the direct supervision and control of the environmental professional.
    (iv) For purposes of this subparagraph (E), the term "real property" means any interest in any parcel of land, and includes, but is not limited to, buildings, fixtures, and improvements.
    (v) For purposes of this subparagraph (E), the term "Phase I Environmental Audit" means an investigation of real property, conducted by environmental professionals, to discover the presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from real property, and whether a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide has occurred or may occur at, on, to, or from the real property. Until such time as the United States Environmental Protection Agency establishes standards for making appropriate inquiry into the previous ownership and uses of the facility pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9601(35)(B)(ii), the investigation shall comply with the procedures of the American Society for Testing and Materials, including the document known as Standard E1527-97, entitled "Standard Procedures for Environmental Site Assessment: Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment Process". Upon their adoption, the standards promulgated by USEPA pursuant to 42 U.S.C. Sec. 9601(35)(B)(ii) shall govern the performance of Phase I Environmental Audits. In addition to the above requirements, the Phase I Environmental Audit shall include a review of recorded land title records for the purpose of determining whether the real property is subject to an environmental land use restriction such as a No Further Remediation Letter, Environmental Land Use Control, or Highway Authority Agreement.
    (vi) For purposes of subparagraph (E), the term "Phase II Environmental Audit" means an investigation of real property, conducted by environmental professionals, subsequent to a Phase I Environmental Audit. If the Phase I Environmental Audit discloses the presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or a pesticide or a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide:
        (I) In or to soil, the defendant, as part of the
    
Phase II Environmental Audit, shall perform a series of soil borings sufficient to determine whether there is a presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or pesticide and whether there is or has been a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from the real property.
        (II) In or to groundwater, the defendant, as part of
    
the Phase II Environmental Audit, shall: review information regarding local geology, water well locations, and locations of waters of the State as may be obtained from State, federal, and local government records, including but not limited to the United States Geological Survey, the State Geological Survey of the University of Illinois, and the State Water Survey of the University of Illinois; and perform groundwater monitoring sufficient to determine whether there is a presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or pesticide, and whether there is or has been a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from the real property.
        (III) On or to media other than soil or groundwater,
    
the defendant, as part of the Phase II Environmental Audit, shall perform an investigation sufficient to determine whether there is a presence or likely presence of a hazardous substance or pesticide, and whether there is or has been a release or a substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide at, on, to, or from the real property.
    (vii) The findings of each Environmental Audit prepared under this subparagraph (E) shall be set forth in a written audit report. Each audit report shall contain an affirmation by the defendant and by each environmental professional who prepared the Environmental Audit that the facts stated in the report are true and are made under a penalty of perjury as defined in Section 32-2 of the Criminal Code of 2012. It is perjury for any person to sign an audit report that contains a false material statement that the person does not believe to be true.
    (viii) The Agency is not required to review, approve, or certify the results of any Environmental Audit. The performance of an Environmental Audit shall in no way entitle a defendant to a presumption of Agency approval or certification of the results of the Environmental Audit.
    The presence or absence of a disclosure document prepared under the Responsible Property Transfer Act of 1988 shall not be a defense under this Act and shall not satisfy the requirements of subdivision (6)(A) of this subsection (j).
    (7) No person shall be liable under this Section for response costs or damages as the result of a pesticide release if the Agency has found that a pesticide release occurred based on a Health Advisory issued by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency or an action level developed by the Agency, unless the Agency notified the manufacturer of the pesticide and provided an opportunity of not less than 30 days for the manufacturer to comment on the technical and scientific justification supporting the Health Advisory or action level.
    (8) No person shall be liable under this Section for response costs or damages as the result of a pesticide release that occurs in the course of a farm pesticide collection program operated under Section 19.1 of the Illinois Pesticide Act, unless the release results from gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
    (k) If any person who is liable for a release or substantial threat of release of a hazardous substance or pesticide fails without sufficient cause to provide removal or remedial action upon or in accordance with a notice and request by the Agency or upon or in accordance with any order of the Board or any court, such person may be liable to the State for punitive damages in an amount at least equal to, and not more than 3 times, the amount of any costs incurred by the State of Illinois as a result of such failure to take such removal or remedial action. The punitive damages imposed by the Board shall be in addition to any costs recovered from such person pursuant to this Section and in addition to any other penalty or relief provided by this Act or any other law.
    Any monies received by the State pursuant to this subsection (k) shall be deposited in the Hazardous Waste Fund.
    (l) Beginning January 1, 1988, and prior to January 1, 2013, the Agency shall annually collect a $250 fee for each Special Waste Hauling Permit Application and, in addition, shall collect a fee of $20 for each waste hauling vehicle identified in the annual permit application and for each vehicle which is added to the permit during the annual period. Beginning January 1, 2013, the Agency shall issue 3-year Special Waste Hauling Permits instead of annual Special Waste Hauling Permits and shall collect a $750 fee for each Special Waste Hauling Permit Application. In addition, beginning January 1, 2013, the Agency shall collect a fee of $60 for each waste hauling vehicle identified in the permit application and for each vehicle that is added to the permit during the 3-year period. The Agency shall deposit 85% of such fees collected under this subsection in the State Treasury to the credit of the Hazardous Waste Research Fund; and shall deposit the remaining 15% of such fees collected in the State Treasury to the credit of the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund. The majority of such receipts which are deposited in the Hazardous Waste Research Fund pursuant to this subsection shall be used by the University of Illinois for activities which relate to the protection of underground waters.
    (l-5) (Blank).
    (m) (Blank).
    (n) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 97-220, eff. 7-28-11; 97-1081, eff. 8-24-12; 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13; 98-78, eff. 7-15-13; 98-756, eff. 7-16-14.)

415 ILCS 5/22.2a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.2a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.2a)
    Sec. 22.2a. (a) Whenever practicable and in the public interest, the State of Illinois shall reach a final settlement with a potentially responsible party in an administrative action brought before the Board or a civil action brought before a court to establish liability and recover response costs under Section 22.2 if such settlement involves only a minor portion of the response costs at the facility concerned and, in the judgment of the State of Illinois, the conditions in either of the following subparagraphs (1) or (2) are met:
    (1) Both (i) the amount of the hazardous substances contributed by that party to the facility, and (ii) the toxic or other hazardous effects of the substances contributed by that party to the facility, are minimal in comparison to the other hazardous substances at the facility.
    (2) The potentially responsible party (i) is the owner of the real property on or in which the facility is located; (ii) did not conduct or permit the generation, transportation, storage, treatment, or disposal of any hazardous substance at the facility; (iii) did not contribute to the release or threat of release of a hazardous substance at the facility through any action or omission; and (iv) did not purchase the real property with actual or constructive knowledge that the property was used for the generation, transportation, storage, treatment, or disposal of any hazardous substance.
    (b) The State of Illinois may provide a covenant not to sue with respect to the facility concerned to any party who has entered into a settlement under this Section unless such a covenant would be inconsistent with the public interest.
    A party which has resolved its liability to the State through a settlement under this Section shall not be liable for claims for contribution regarding matters addressed in the settlement. Such a settlement does not discharge any of the other potentially responsible parties unless its terms so provide, but it shall reduce the total potential liability of the other potentially responsible parties by the amount of the settlement.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to affect the authority of the State to reach other settlements with other potentially responsible parties.
(Source: P.A. 86-679.)

415 ILCS 5/22.2b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.2b)
    Sec. 22.2b. Limit of liability for prospective purchasers of real property.
    (a) The State of Illinois may grant a release of liability that provides that a person is not potentially liable under subsection (f) of Section 22.2 of this Act as a result of a release or a threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide if:
        (1) the person performs the response actions to
    
remove or remedy all releases or threatened releases of a hazardous substance or pesticide at an identified area or at identified areas of the property in accordance with a response action plan approved by the Agency under this Section;
        (2) the person did not cause, allow, or contribute to
    
the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide through any act or omission;
        (3) the person requests, in writing, that the Agency
    
provide review and evaluation services and the Agency agrees to provide the review and evaluation services; and
        (4) the person is not otherwise liable under
    
subsection (f) of Section 22.2 under, and complies with, regulations adopted by the Agency under subsection (e).
    (b) The Agency may approve a response action plan under this Section, including but not limited to a response action plan that does not require the removal or remedy of all releases or threatened releases of hazardous substances or pesticides, if the person described under subsection (a) proves:
        (1) the response action will prevent or mitigate
    
immediate and significant risk of harm to human life and health and the environment;
        (2) activities at the property will not cause, allow,
    
contribute to, or aggravate the release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide;
        (3) due consideration has been given to the effect
    
that activities at the property will have on the health of those persons likely to be present at the property;
        (4) irrevocable access to the property is given to
    
the State of Illinois and its authorized representatives;
        (5) the person is financially capable of performing
    
the proposed response action; and
        (6) the person complies with regulations adopted by
    
the Agency under subsection (e).
    (c) The limit of liability granted by the State of Illinois under this Section does not apply to any person:
        (1) Who is potentially liable under subsection (f) of
    
Section 22.2 of this Act for any costs of removal or remedial action incurred by the State of Illinois or any unit of local government as a result of the release or substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance or pesticide that was the subject of the response action plan approved by the Agency under this Section.
        (2) Who agrees to perform the response action
    
contained in a response action plan approved by the Agency under this Section and fails to perform in accordance with the approved response action plan.
        (3) Whose willful and wanton conduct contributes to a
    
release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide.
        (4) Whose negligent conduct contributes to a release
    
or threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide.
        (5) Who is seeking a construction or development
    
permit for a new municipal waste incinerator or other new waste-to-energy facility.
    (d) If a release or threatened release of a hazardous substance or pesticide occurs within the area identified in the response action plan approved by the Agency under this Section and such release or threatened release is not specifically identified in the response action plan, for any person to whom this Section applies, the numeric cleanup level established by the Agency in the response action plan shall also apply to the release or threatened release not specifically identified in the response action plan if the response action plan has a numeric cleanup level for the hazardous substance or pesticide released or threatened to be released. Nothing in this subsection (d) shall limit the authority of the Agency to require, for any person to whom this Section does not apply, a numeric cleanup level that differs from the numeric cleanup level established in the response action plan approved by the Agency under this Section.
    (e) The Agency may adopt regulations relating to this Section. The regulations may include, but are not limited to, both of the following:
        (1) Requirements and procedures for a response action
    
plan.
        (2) Additional requirements that a person must meet
    
in order not to be liable under subsection (f) of Section 22.2.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.2c

    (415 ILCS 5/22.2c)
    Sec. 22.2c. Adjacent site remediation; injunction. If remediation of real property contaminated by hazardous substances or petroleum products cannot be reasonably accomplished without entering onto land adjoining the site from which those substances were released, and if the owner of the adjoining land refuses to permit entry onto the adjoining land for the purpose of effecting remediation, then the owner or operator of the site may bring an action to compel the owner of the adjoining land to permit immediate entry for purposes relating to the remediation of the site, the adjoining land, and any other real property that may be contaminated with the hazardous substances or petroleum products. The court shall prescribe the conditions of the entry and shall determine the amount of damages, if any, to be paid to the owner of the adjoining land as compensation for the entry. The court may require the owner or operator who is seeking entry to give bond to the owner of the adjoining land to secure performance and payment.
(Source: P.A. 89-164, eff. 7-19-95.)

415 ILCS 5/22.2d

    (415 ILCS 5/22.2d)
    Sec. 22.2d. Authority of Director to issue orders.
    (a) The purpose of this Section is to allow the Director to quickly and effectively respond to a release or substantial threat of a release of a hazardous substance, pesticide, or petroleum for which the Agency is required to give notice under Section 25d-3(a) of this Act by authorizing the Director to issue orders, unilaterally or on consent, requiring appropriate response actions and by providing for the exclusive administrative and judicial review of these orders. This Section is also intended to allow persons subject to an order under this Section to recover the costs of complying with the order if it is overturned or if they remediate the share of a release or threat of a release for which a bankrupt or insolvent party is liable under this Act.
    (b) In addition to any other action taken by federal, State, or local government, for any release or substantial threat of release for which the Agency is required to give notice under Section 25d-3(a) of this Act, the Director may issue to any person who is potentially liable under this Act for the release or substantial threat of release any order that may be necessary to protect the public health and welfare and the environment.
        (1) Any order issued under this Section shall require
    
response actions consistent with the federal regulations and amendments thereto promulgated by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to implement Section 105 of CERCLA, as amended, except that the remediation objectives for response actions ordered under this Section shall be determined in accordance with the risk-based remediation objectives adopted by the Board under Title XVII of this Act.
        (2) Before the Director issues any order under this
    
Section, the Agency shall send a Special Notice Letter to all persons identified by the Agency as potentially liable under this Act for the release or threat of release. This Special Notice Letter to the recipients shall include at a minimum the following information:
            (A) that the Agency believes the recipient may be
        
liable under the Act for responding to the release or threat of a release;
            (B) the reasons why the Agency believes the
        
recipient may be liable under the Act for the release or threat of a release; and
            (C) the period of time, not less than 30 days
        
from the date of issuance of the Special Notice Letter, during which the Agency is ready to negotiate with the recipient regarding their response to the release or threat of a release.
        (3) To encourage the prompt negotiation of a
    
settlement agreement or an order on consent with a recipient of a Special Notice Letter required under this Section, the Director shall not issue any unilateral order under this Section to the recipient during the 30 days immediately following the date of issuance of the Special Notice Letter.
    (c) (1) The recipient of a unilateral order issued by the Director under this Section may petition the Board for a hearing on the order within 35 days after being served with the order. The Board shall take final action on the petition within 60 days after the date the petition is filed with the Board unless all parties to the proceeding agree to the extension. If necessary to expedite the hearing and decision, the Board may hold special meetings of the Board and may provide for alternative public notice of the hearing and meeting, other than as otherwise required by law. In any hearing on the order the Agency shall have the burden of proof to establish that the petitioner is liable under this Act for the release or threat of release and that the actions required by the order are consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Section. The Board shall sustain the order if the petitioner is liable under this Act for the release or threat of release and to the extent the actions ordered are consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Section and are not otherwise unreasonable under the circumstances.
        (A) The order issued by the Agency shall remain in
    
full force and effect pending the Board's final action on the petition for review of the order, provided that the Board may grant a stay of all or a portion of the order if it finds that (i) there is a substantial likelihood that the petitioner is not liable under this Act for the release or threat of release or (ii) there is a substantial likelihood that the actions required by the order are not consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Section and that the harm to the public from a stay of the order will be outweighed by the harm to the petitioner if a stay is not granted. Any stay granted by the Board under this subsection (c)(1)(A) shall expire upon the Board's issuance of its final action on the petition for review of the order.
        (B) If the Board finds that the petitioner is not
    
liable under this Act for the release or threat of release it may authorize the payment of (i) all reasonable response costs incurred by the petitioner to comply with the order if it finds the petitioner's actions were consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Section and (ii) the petitioner's reasonable and appropriate costs, fees, and expenses incurred in petitioning the Board for review of the order, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses.
    (2) Any party to a Board hearing under this subsection (c) may obtain judicial review, by filing a petition for review within 35 days from the date that a copy of the Board's final action sought to be reviewed was served upon the party affected by the final Board action complained of, under the provisions of the Administrative Review Law and the rules adopted pursuant thereto, except that the review shall be afforded in the appellate court for the district in which the cause of action arose and not in the circuit court. The appellate court shall retain jurisdiction during the pendency of any further action conducted by the Board under an order by the appellate court. The appellate court shall have jurisdiction to review all issues of law and fact presented upon appeal.
        (A) The order issued by the Agency shall remain in
    
full force and effect pending the appellate court's ruling on the order, provided that the appellate court may grant a stay of all or a portion of the order if it finds that (i) there is a substantial likelihood that the petitioner is not liable under this Act for the release or threat of release or (ii) there is a substantial likelihood that the actions required by the order are not consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Section and that the harm to the public from a stay of the order will be outweighed by the harm to the petitioner if a stay is not granted. Any stay granted by the appellate court under this subsection (c)(2)(A) shall expire upon the issuance of the appellate court's ruling on the appeal of the Board's final action.
        (B) If the appellate court finds that the petitioner
    
is not liable under this Act for the release or threat of release it may authorize the payment of (i) all reasonable response costs incurred by the petitioner to comply with the order if it finds that the petitioner's actions were consistent with the requirements of subsection (b)(1) of this Section and (ii) the petitioner's reasonable and appropriate costs, fees, and expenses incurred in petitioning the Appellate Court for review of the order, including, but not limited to, reasonable attorneys' fees and expenses.
    (d) Any person who receives and complies with the terms of any order issued under this Section may, within 60 days after completion of the required action, petition the Director for reimbursement for the reasonable costs of that action, plus interest, subject to all of the following terms and conditions:
        (1) The interest payable under this subsection
    
accrues on the amounts expended from the date of expenditure to the date of payment of reimbursement at the rate set forth in Section 3-2 of the Uniform Penalty and Interest Act.
        (2) If the Director refuses to grant all or part of a
    
petition made under this subsection, the petitioner may, within 35 days after receipt of the refusal, file a petition with the Board seeking reimbursement.
        (3) To obtain reimbursement, the petitioner must
    
establish, by a preponderance of the evidence, that:
            (A) the only costs for which the petitioner seeks
        
reimbursement are costs incurred by the petitioner in remediating the share of a release or threat of a release for which a bankrupt or insolvent party is liable under this Act, the costs of the share are a fair and accurate apportionment among the persons potentially liable under this Act for the release or threat of a release, and the bankrupt or insolvent party failed to pay the costs of the share; and
            (B) the petitioner's response actions were
        
consistent with the federal regulations and amendments thereto promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to implement Section 105 of CERCLA, as amended, except that the remediation objectives for response actions shall be determined in accordance with the risk-based remediation objectives adopted by the Board under Title XVII of this Act; and
            (C) the costs for which the petitioner seeks
        
reimbursement are reasonable in light of the action required by the relevant order.
        (4) Reimbursement awarded by the Board under item (3)
    
of subsection (d) may include appropriate costs, fees, and other expenses incurred in petitioning the Director or Board for reimbursement under subsection (d), including, but not limited to, reasonable fees and expenses of attorneys.
        (5) Costs paid to a petitioner under a policy of
    
insurance, another written agreement, or a court order are not eligible for payment under this subsection (d). A petitioner who receives payment under a policy of insurance, another written agreement, or a court order shall reimburse the State to the extent that such payment covers costs for which payment was received under this subsection (d). Any monies received by the State under this item (5) shall be deposited into the Hazardous Waste Fund.
    (e) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (c) of this Section, no court nor the Board has jurisdiction to review any order issued under this Section or any administrative or judicial action related to the order.
    (f) Except as provided in subsection (g) of this Section, any person may seek contribution from any other person who is liable for the costs of response actions under this Section. In resolving contribution claims, the Board or court may allocate response costs among liable parties using such equitable factors as the court determines are appropriate.
    (g) A person who has complied with an order under this Section and has resolved their liability under this Act with respect to the release or threat of a release shall not be liable for claims for contribution relating to the release or threat of a release.
    (h) The provisions of Section 58.9 of this Act do not apply to any action taken under this Section.
    (i) This Section does not apply to releases or threats of releases from underground storage tanks subject to Title XVI of this Act. Orders issued by the Agency in response to such releases or threats of releases shall be issued under Section 57.12(d) of this Act instead of this Section, and the costs of complying with said orders shall be reimbursed in accordance with Title XVI of this Act instead of this Section.
    (j) Any person who, without sufficient cause, willfully violates or fails or refuses to comply with any order issued under this Section is in violation of this Act.
    (k) The Agency may adopt rules as necessary for the implementation of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 94-314, eff. 7-25-05.)

415 ILCS 5/22.3

    (415 ILCS 5/22.3) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.3)
    Sec. 22.3. The owner and operator of a hazardous waste disposal site shall, without limitation, be responsible for the site for a period of 20 years after closure of the site, or such longer period of time as required by the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, P.L. 94-580, or regulations issued thereunder, or by Board regulation adopted pursuant to subsection 22(a) or (f) of this Act. The owner and operator shall monitor such site for gas migration, drainage problems, erosion, settling, ground and surface water pollution and other environmental and safety problems which occur, and shall take whatever remedial action is necessary to solve any such problems which occur at the site during the period of responsibility. Notwithstanding the provisions of this Section, nothing contained herein shall be construed to limit any duties or liabilities imposed on an owner or operator of a solid waste disposal site pursuant to this Act or regulations thereunder or arising by operation of law.
(Source: P.A. 81-856.)

415 ILCS 5/22.3a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.3a)
    Sec. 22.3a. Expedited review of hazardous waste corrective action.
    (a) It is the intent of this Section to promote an expedited RCRA hazardous waste corrective action review process.
    (b) The owner or operator of a hazardous waste facility performing corrective action pursuant to the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 or regulations issued thereunder, or analogous State law or regulations, may request from the Agency an expedited review of that corrective action. Within a reasonable time, the Agency shall respond in writing, indicating whether the Agency will perform expedited review.
    (c) An owner or operator approved by the Agency for an expedited review under this Section shall pay to the Agency all reasonable costs the Agency incurs in its review of the owner's or operator's corrective action activities (including but not limited to investigations, monitoring, and cleanup of releases of hazardous waste or hazardous constituents). Prior to any Agency review, the owner or operator shall make an advance partial payment to the Agency for anticipated review costs in an amount acceptable to the Agency, but not to exceed $5,000 or one-half of the total anticipated costs of the Agency, whichever is less. All amounts paid to the Agency pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund.
    (d) The Agency's expedited review under this Section shall include, but need not be limited to: review of the owner's or operator's corrective action plans, reports, documents, and associated field activities; issuance of corrective action decision documents; and issuance of letters certifying the completion of corrective action activities or discrete portions thereof.
    (e) The Agency may cease its expedited review under this Section if an owner or operator fails to pay the Agency's review costs when due.
    (f) An owner or operator approved by the Agency for an expedited review under this Section may withdraw its request for an expedited review at any time by providing the Agency with written notification of its withdrawal; but the owner or operator shall be responsible to pay all expedited review costs incurred by the Agency through the date of withdrawal.
(Source: P.A. 93-260, eff. 7-22-03.)

415 ILCS 5/22.4

    (415 ILCS 5/22.4) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.4)
    Sec. 22.4. Hazardous waste; underground storage tanks; regulations.
    (a) 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 3001, 3002, 3003, 3004, and 3005, of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580). 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. The provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act shall not apply to rules adopted under this subsection. Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to procedures for rulemaking shall not apply to rules adopted under this subsection.
    (b) The Board may adopt regulations relating to a State hazardous waste management program that are not inconsistent with and at least as stringent as the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), or regulations adopted thereunder. Regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act and the procedures for rulemaking in Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (c) Notwithstanding subsection (a) of this Section, the Board may adopt additional regulations identifying the characteristics of hazardous waste and additional regulations listing hazardous waste. In adopting such regulations, the Board shall take into account the toxicity, persistence, and degradability in nature, the potential for accumulation in tissue, and other related factors such as flammability, corrosiveness, and other hazardous characteristics. The regulations may be revised from time to time as may be appropriate. Regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions and requirements of this Act and the procedures for rulemaking in Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (d) (1) In accordance with Section 7.2, after the adoption of regulations by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to implement Section 9003 of Subtitle I of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-616) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), or any amendments to such regulations, the Board shall adopt regulations relating to corrective action at underground storage tanks that are identical in substance to such federal regulations.
    (2) The rulemaking provisions of Title VII of this Act and of Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act shall not apply to regulations or amendments adopted pursuant to this subsection (d).
    (3) For purposes of adopting regulations or amendments thereto under this subsection (d), corrective action shall not include requirements providing for design, construction, installation, general operation, release detection, release reporting, release determination investigation, release confirmation, out-of-service systems and their closure or financial responsibility.
    (4) By January 1, 1992, the Board shall amend its rules pertaining to underground storage tanks adopted under paragraph (1) of this subsection to make those rules applicable to any heating oil underground storage tank.
(Source: P.A. 87-323; 87-1088; 88-45.)

415 ILCS 5/22.5

    (415 ILCS 5/22.5) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.5)
    Sec. 22.5. By July 1, 1984, the Board shall adopt standards for the certification of personnel to operate refuse disposal facilities or sites. Such standards shall provide for, but shall not be limited to, an evaluation of the prospective operator's prior experience in waste management operations. The Board may provide for denial of certification if the prospective operator or any employee or officer of the prospective operator has a history of
    (i) repeated violations of federal, State or local laws, regulations, standards, or ordinances regarding the operation of refuse disposal facilities or sites;
    (ii) conviction in this or another State of any crime which is a felony under the laws of this State or conviction of a felony in a federal court; or
    (iii) proof of gross carelessness or incompetence in handling, storing, processing, transporting or disposing of any hazardous waste.
(Source: P.A. 83-1362.)

415 ILCS 5/22.6

    (415 ILCS 5/22.6) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.6)
    Sec. 22.6. (a) Commencing July 1, 1984, no person shall cause, threaten or allow the disposal in any landfill of any liquid hazardous waste unless specific authorization is obtained from the Agency by the generator and the landfill owner and operator for the land disposal of that specific waste stream.
    (b) The Board shall have the authority to adopt regulations which prohibit or set limitations on the type, amount and form of liquid hazardous wastes that may be disposed of in landfills based on the availability of technically feasible and economically reasonable alternatives to land disposal.
    (c) The Agency may grant specific authorization for the land disposal of liquid hazardous wastes only after the generator has reasonably demonstrated that, considering current technological feasibility and economic reasonableness, the hazardous waste cannot be reasonably solidified, stabilized, or recycled for reuse, nor incinerated or chemically, physically or biologically treated so as to neutralize the hazardous waste and render it nonhazardous, and that land disposal is not prohibited or limited by Board regulations. In granting authorization under this Section, the Agency may impose such conditions as may be necessary to accomplish the purposes of this Act and which are consistent with Board regulations. If the Agency refuses to grant authorization under this Section, the applicant may appeal as if the Agency refused to grant a permit pursuant to the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 40 of this Act.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, the term "landfill" means a disposal facility or part of a facility where hazardous waste is placed in or on land and which is not a land treatment facility, a surface impoundment or an underground injection well.
(Source: P.A. 83-1078.)

415 ILCS 5/22.7

    (415 ILCS 5/22.7) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.7)
    Sec. 22.7. (a) (Blank).
    (b) The Board may adopt regulations relating to a state contingency plan which are not identical in substance to federal regulations promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to implement Section 105 of the comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (P.L. 96-510), as amended. Regulations adopted pursuant to this subsection shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act and the procedures for rulemaking in Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall limit the authority of the Agency to enforce or implement any provision of this Act, including but not limited to Section 4 or 22.2 of this Act, prior to the adoption of regulations by the Board under this Section.
(Source: P.A. 89-431, eff. 12-15-95; 89-443, eff. 7-1-96.)

415 ILCS 5/22.8

    (415 ILCS 5/22.8) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.8)
    Sec. 22.8. Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund.
    (a) There is hereby created in the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund. All fees collected by the Agency pursuant to this Section, Section 9.6, 12.2, 16.1, 56.4, 56.5, 56.6, and subsection (f) of Section 5 of this Act, or pursuant to Section 22 of the Public Water Supply Operations Act or Section 1011 of the Solid Waste Site Operator Certification Law, as well as funds collected under subsection (b.5) of Section 42 of this Act, shall be deposited into the Fund. In addition to any monies appropriated from the General Revenue Fund, monies in the Fund shall be appropriated by the General Assembly to the Agency in amounts deemed necessary for manifest, permit, and inspection activities and for performing its functions, powers, and duties under the Solid Waste Site Operator Certification Law.
    The General Assembly may appropriate monies in the Fund deemed necessary for Board regulatory and adjudicatory proceedings.
    (a-5) As soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, but no later than January 1, 2014, the State Comptroller shall direct and the State Treasurer shall transfer all monies in the Industrial Hygiene Regulatory and Enforcement Fund to the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund to be used in accordance with the terms of the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund.
    (a-6) As soon as practicable after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 98th General Assembly, but no later than December 31, 2014, the State Comptroller shall order the transfer of, and the State Treasurer shall transfer, all moneys in the Hazardous Waste Occupational Licensing Fund into the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund to be used in accordance with the terms of the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund.
    (b) The Agency shall collect from the owner or operator of any of the following types of hazardous waste disposal sites or management facilities which require a RCRA permit under subsection (f) of Section 21 of this Act, or a UIC permit under subsection (g) of Section 12 of this Act, an annual fee in the amount of:
        (1) $35,000 ($70,000 beginning in 2004) for a
    
hazardous waste disposal site receiving hazardous waste if the hazardous waste disposal site is located off the site where such waste was produced;
        (2) $9,000 ($18,000 beginning in 2004) for a
    
hazardous waste disposal site receiving hazardous waste if the hazardous waste disposal site is located on the site where such waste was produced;
        (3) $7,000 ($14,000 beginning in 2004) for a
    
hazardous waste disposal site receiving hazardous waste if the hazardous waste disposal site is an underground injection well;
        (4) $2,000 ($4,000 beginning in 2004) for a hazardous
    
waste management facility treating hazardous waste by incineration;
        (5) $1,000 ($2,000 beginning in 2004) for a hazardous
    
waste management facility treating hazardous waste by a method, technique or process other than incineration;
        (6) $1,000 ($2,000 beginning in 2004) for a hazardous
    
waste management facility storing hazardous waste in a surface impoundment or pile;
        (7) $250 ($500 beginning in 2004) for a hazardous
    
waste management facility storing hazardous waste other than in a surface impoundment or pile; and
        (8) Beginning in 2004, $500 for a large quantity
    
hazardous waste generator required to submit an annual or biennial report for hazardous waste generation.
    (c) Where two or more operational units are located within a single hazardous waste disposal site, the Agency shall collect from the owner or operator of such site an annual fee equal to the highest fee imposed by subsection (b) of this Section upon any single operational unit within the site.
    (d) The fee imposed upon a hazardous waste disposal site under this Section shall be the exclusive permit and inspection fee applicable to hazardous waste disposal at such site, provided that nothing in this Section shall be construed to diminish or otherwise affect any fee imposed upon the owner or operator of a hazardous waste disposal site by Section 22.2.
    (e) The Agency shall establish procedures, no later than December 1, 1984, relating to the collection of the hazardous waste disposal site fees authorized by this Section. Such procedures shall include, but not be limited to the time and manner of payment of fees to the Agency, which shall be quarterly, payable at the beginning of each quarter for hazardous waste disposal site fees. Annual fees required under paragraph (7) of subsection (b) of this Section shall accompany the annual report required by Board regulations for the calendar year for which the report applies.
    (f) For purposes of this Section, a hazardous waste disposal site consists of one or more of the following operational units:
        (1) a landfill receiving hazardous waste for disposal;
        (2) a waste pile or surface impoundment, receiving
    
hazardous waste, in which residues which exhibit any of the characteristics of hazardous waste pursuant to Board regulations are reasonably expected to remain after closure;
        (3) a land treatment facility receiving hazardous
    
waste; or
        (4) a well injecting hazardous waste.
    (g) The Agency shall assess a fee for each manifest provided by the Agency. For manifests provided on or after January 1, 1989 but before July 1, 2003, the fee shall be $1 per manifest. For manifests provided on or after July 1, 2003, the fee shall be $3 per manifest.
(Source: P.A. 98-78, eff. 7-15-13; 98-692, eff. 7-1-14; 98-822, eff. 8-1-14.)

415 ILCS 5/22.9

    (415 ILCS 5/22.9) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.9)
    Sec. 22.9. Special waste determinations.
    (a) (Blank.)
    (b) Not later than December 1, 1990, the Pollution Control Board shall, pursuant to Title VII of the Act, adopt regulations that establish standards and criteria for classifying special wastes according to the degree of hazard or an alternative method.
    (c) The Board shall adopt regulations by December 1, 1990, establishing the standards and criteria by which the Agency may determine upon written request by any person that a waste or class of waste is not special waste.
    (d) (Blank.)
    (e) (Blank.)
    (f) The determinations to be made under subsection (c) of this Section shall not apply to hazardous waste.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.10

    (415 ILCS 5/22.10) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.10)
    Sec. 22.10. The Agency may issue permits which authorize owners or operators of treatment, storage and disposal facilities to receive Agency approved categories of waste from multiple generators.
(Source: P.A. 83-1528.)

415 ILCS 5/22.12

    (415 ILCS 5/22.12) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.12)
    Sec. 22.12. (a) The Agency shall coordinate with the Office of the State Fire Marshal in the administration of the Leaking Underground Storage Tank program, as established in Subtitle I of the Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-616), as amended, of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580). The Agency shall act as the lead agency in the formulation of regulations and policies, and shall be responsible for groundwater monitoring and any necessary site cleanup requirements encountered under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976, the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act, or the State "Clean Illinois" program.
    (b) By May 8, 1986, a person who is the owner of an underground storage tank containing hazardous waste on July 1, 1986 shall register the tank with the Agency on the form provided by the Agency pursuant to Subtitle I of The Hazardous and Solid Waste Amendments of 1984 (P.L. 98-616) of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), as amended.
    (c) A person who is the owner of an underground storage tank containing hazardous waste installed or replaced after July 1, 1986 shall register prior to the installation of the tank.
    (d) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (e), a person who is the owner of an underground storage tank containing hazardous waste registered under subsection (b) or (c) shall notify the Agency of any change in the information required under this Section or of the removal of an underground storage tank from service.
    (e) A person who is the owner of an underground storage tank containing hazardous waste the contents of which are changed routinely shall indicate all the materials which are stored in the tank on the registration form. A person providing the information described in this subsection is not required to notify the Agency of changes in the contents of the tank unless the material to be stored in the tank differs from the information provided on the registration form.
(Source: P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.13

    (415 ILCS 5/22.13) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.13)
    Sec. 22.13. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.14

    (415 ILCS 5/22.14) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.14)
    Sec. 22.14. (a) No person may establish any pollution control facility for use as a garbage transfer station, which is located less than 1000 feet from the nearest property zoned for primarily residential uses or within 1000 feet of any dwelling, except in counties of at least 3,000,000 inhabitants. In counties of at least 3,000,000 inhabitants, no person may establish any pollution control facility for use as a garbage transfer station which is located less than 1000 feet from the nearest property zoned for primarily residential uses, provided, however, a station which is located in an industrial area of 10 or more contiguous acres may be located within 1000 feet but no closer than 800 feet from the nearest property zoned for primarily residential uses. However, in a county with over 300,000 and less than 350,000 inhabitants, a station used for the transfer or separation of waste for recycling or disposal in a sanitary landfill that is located in an industrial area of 10 or more acres may be located within 1000 feet but no closer than 800 feet from the nearest property zoned for primarily residential uses.
    (b) This Section does not prohibit (i) any such facility which is in existence on January 1, 1988, nor (ii) any facility in existence on January 1, 1988, as expanded before January 1, 1990, to include processing and transferring of municipal wastes for both recycling and disposal purposes, nor (iii) any such facility which becomes nonconforming due to a change in zoning or the establishment of a dwelling which occurs after the establishment of the facility, nor (iv) any facility established by a municipality with a population in excess of 1,000,000, nor (v) any transfer facility operating on January 1, 1988. No facility described in item (ii) shall, after July 14, 1995, accept landscape waste and other municipal waste in the same vehicle load. However, the use of an existing pollution control facility as a garbage transfer station shall be deemed to be the establishment of a new facility, and shall be subject to subsection (a), if such facility had not been used as a garbage transfer station within one year prior to January 1, 1988.
(Source: P.A. 88-681, eff. 12-22-94; 89-143, eff. 7-14-95; 89-336, eff. 8-17-95; 89-626, eff. 8-9-96.)

415 ILCS 5/22.15

    (415 ILCS 5/22.15) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.15)
    Sec. 22.15. Solid Waste Management Fund; fees.
    (a) There is hereby created within the State Treasury a special fund to be known as the Solid Waste Management Fund, to be constituted from the fees collected by the State pursuant to this Section, from repayments of loans made from the Fund for solid waste projects, from registration fees collected pursuant to the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act, and from amounts transferred into the Fund pursuant to Public Act 100-433. Moneys received by the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity in repayment of loans made pursuant to the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act shall be deposited into the General Revenue Fund.
    (b) The Agency shall assess and collect a fee in the amount set forth herein from the owner or operator of each sanitary landfill permitted or required to be permitted by the Agency to dispose of solid waste if the sanitary landfill is located off the site where such waste was produced and if such sanitary landfill is owned, controlled, and operated by a person other than the generator of such waste. The Agency shall deposit all fees collected into the Solid Waste Management Fund. If a site is contiguous to one or more landfills owned or operated by the same person, the volumes permanently disposed of by each landfill shall be combined for purposes of determining the fee under this subsection. Beginning on July 1, 2018, and on the first day of each month thereafter during fiscal years 2019 and 2020, the State Comptroller shall direct and State Treasurer shall transfer an amount equal to 1/12 of $5,000,000 per fiscal year from the Solid Waste Management Fund to the General Revenue Fund.
        (1) If more than 150,000 cubic yards of non-hazardous
    
solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall either pay a fee of 95 cents per cubic yard or, alternatively, the owner or operator may weigh the quantity of the solid waste permanently disposed of with a device for which certification has been obtained under the Weights and Measures Act and pay a fee of $2.00 per ton of solid waste permanently disposed of. In no case shall the fee collected or paid by the owner or operator under this paragraph exceed $1.55 per cubic yard or $3.27 per ton.
        (2) If more than 100,000 cubic yards but not more
    
than 150,000 cubic yards of non-hazardous waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $52,630.
        (3) If more than 50,000 cubic yards but not more than
    
100,000 cubic yards of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $23,790.
        (4) If more than 10,000 cubic yards but not more than
    
50,000 cubic yards of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $7,260.
        (5) If not more than 10,000 cubic yards of
    
non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $1050.
    (c) (Blank).
    (d) The Agency shall establish rules relating to the collection of the fees authorized by this Section. Such rules shall include, but not be limited to:
        (1) necessary records identifying the quantities of
    
solid waste received or disposed;
        (2) the form and submission of reports to accompany
    
the payment of fees to the Agency;
        (3) the time and manner of payment of fees to the
    
Agency, which payments shall not be more often than quarterly; and
        (4) procedures setting forth criteria establishing
    
when an owner or operator may measure by weight or volume during any given quarter or other fee payment period.
    (e) Pursuant to appropriation, all monies in the Solid Waste Management Fund shall be used by the Agency and the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for the purposes set forth in this Section and in the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, including for the costs of fee collection and administration, and for the administration of (1) the Consumer Electronics Recycling Act and (2) until January 1, 2020, the Electronic Products Recycling and Reuse Act.
    (f) The Agency is authorized to enter into such agreements and to promulgate such rules as are necessary to carry out its duties under this Section and the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act.
    (g) On the first day of January, April, July, and October of each year, beginning on July 1, 1996, the State Comptroller and Treasurer shall transfer $500,000 from the Solid Waste Management Fund to the Hazardous Waste Fund. Moneys transferred under this subsection (g) shall be used only for the purposes set forth in item (1) of subsection (d) of Section 22.2.
    (h) The Agency is authorized to provide financial assistance to units of local government for the performance of inspecting, investigating and enforcement activities pursuant to Section 4(r) at nonhazardous solid waste disposal sites.
    (i) The Agency is authorized to conduct household waste collection and disposal programs.
    (j) A unit of local government, as defined in the Local Solid Waste Disposal Act, in which a solid waste disposal facility is located may establish a fee, tax, or surcharge with regard to the permanent disposal of solid waste. All fees, taxes, and surcharges collected under this subsection shall be utilized for solid waste management purposes, including long-term monitoring and maintenance of landfills, planning, implementation, inspection, enforcement and other activities consistent with the Solid Waste Management Act and the Local Solid Waste Disposal Act, or for any other environment-related purpose, including but not limited to an environment-related public works project, but not for the construction of a new pollution control facility other than a household hazardous waste facility. However, the total fee, tax or surcharge imposed by all units of local government under this subsection (j) upon the solid waste disposal facility shall not exceed:
        (1) 60 per cubic yard if more than 150,000 cubic
    
yards of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at the site in a calendar year, unless the owner or operator weighs the quantity of the solid waste received with a device for which certification has been obtained under the Weights and Measures Act, in which case the fee shall not exceed $1.27 per ton of solid waste permanently disposed of.
        (2) $33,350 if more than 100,000 cubic yards, but not
    
more than 150,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous waste is permanently disposed of at the site in a calendar year.
        (3) $15,500 if more than 50,000 cubic yards, but not
    
more than 100,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at the site in a calendar year.
        (4) $4,650 if more than 10,000 cubic yards, but not
    
more than 50,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at the site in a calendar year.
        (5) $650 if not more than 10,000 cubic yards of
    
non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at the site in a calendar year.
    The corporate authorities of the unit of local government may use proceeds from the fee, tax, or surcharge to reimburse a highway commissioner whose road district lies wholly or partially within the corporate limits of the unit of local government for expenses incurred in the removal of nonhazardous, nonfluid municipal waste that has been dumped on public property in violation of a State law or local ordinance.
    A county or Municipal Joint Action Agency that imposes a fee, tax, or surcharge under this subsection may use the proceeds thereof to reimburse a municipality that lies wholly or partially within its boundaries for expenses incurred in the removal of nonhazardous, nonfluid municipal waste that has been dumped on public property in violation of a State law or local ordinance.
    If the fees are to be used to conduct a local sanitary landfill inspection or enforcement program, the unit of local government must enter into a written delegation agreement with the Agency pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4. The unit of local government and the Agency shall enter into such a written delegation agreement within 60 days after the establishment of such fees. At least annually, the Agency shall conduct an audit of the expenditures made by units of local government from the funds granted by the Agency to the units of local government for purposes of local sanitary landfill inspection and enforcement programs, to ensure that the funds have been expended for the prescribed purposes under the grant.
    The fees, taxes or surcharges collected under this subsection (j) shall be placed by the unit of local government in a separate fund, and the interest received on the moneys in the fund shall be credited to the fund. The monies in the fund may be accumulated over a period of years to be expended in accordance with this subsection.
    A unit of local government, as defined in the Local Solid Waste Disposal Act, shall prepare and distribute to the Agency, in April of each year, a report that details spending plans for monies collected in accordance with this subsection. The report will at a minimum include the following:
        (1) The total monies collected pursuant to this
    
subsection.
        (2) The most current balance of monies collected
    
pursuant to this subsection.
        (3) An itemized accounting of all monies expended for
    
the previous year pursuant to this subsection.
        (4) An estimation of monies to be collected for the
    
following 3 years pursuant to this subsection.
        (5) A narrative detailing the general direction and
    
scope of future expenditures for one, 2 and 3 years.
    The exemptions granted under Sections 22.16 and 22.16a, and under subsection (k) of this Section, shall be applicable to any fee, tax or surcharge imposed under this subsection (j); except that the fee, tax or surcharge authorized to be imposed under this subsection (j) may be made applicable by a unit of local government to the permanent disposal of solid waste after December 31, 1986, under any contract lawfully executed before June 1, 1986 under which more than 150,000 cubic yards (or 50,000 tons) of solid waste is to be permanently disposed of, even though the waste is exempt from the fee imposed by the State under subsection (b) of this Section pursuant to an exemption granted under Section 22.16.
    (k) In accordance with the findings and purposes of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, beginning January 1, 1989 the fee under subsection (b) and the fee, tax or surcharge under subsection (j) shall not apply to:
        (1) waste which is hazardous waste;
        (2) waste which is pollution control waste;
        (3) waste from recycling, reclamation or reuse
    
processes which have been approved by the Agency as being designed to remove any contaminant from wastes so as to render such wastes reusable, provided that the process renders at least 50% of the waste reusable;
        (4) non-hazardous solid waste that is received at a
    
sanitary landfill and composted or recycled through a process permitted by the Agency; or
        (5) any landfill which is permitted by the Agency to
    
receive only demolition or construction debris or landscape waste.
(Source: P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17; 100-433, eff. 8-25-17; 100-587, eff. 6-4-18; 100-621, eff. 7-20-18; 100-863, eff. 8-14-18; 101-10, eff. 6-5-19.)

415 ILCS 5/22.15a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.15a)
    Sec. 22.15a. Open dumping cleanup program.
    (a) Upon making a finding that open dumping poses a threat to the public health or to the environment, the Agency may take whatever preventive or corrective action is necessary or appropriate to end that threat. This preventive or corrective action may consist of any or all of the following:
        (1) Removing waste from the site.
        (2) Removing soil and water contamination that is
    
related to waste at the site.
        (3) Installing devices to monitor and control
    
groundwater and surface water contamination that is related to waste at the site.
        (4) Taking any other actions that are authorized by
    
Board regulations.
    (b) Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, the Agency may undertake a consensual removal action for the removal of up to 20 cubic yards of waste at no cost to the owner of property where open dumping has occurred in accordance with the following requirements:
        (1) Actions under this subsection must be taken
    
pursuant to a written agreement between the Agency and the owner of the property.
        (2) The written agreement must at a minimum specify:
            (A) that the owner relinquishes any claim of an
        
ownership interest in any waste that is removed and in any proceeds from its sale;
            (B) that waste will no longer be allowed to
        
accumulate at the site in a manner that constitutes open dumping;
            (C) that the owner will hold harmless the Agency
        
and any employee or contractor used by the Agency to effect the removal for any damage to property incurred during the course of action under this subsection, except for damage incurred by gross negligence or intentional misconduct; and
            (D) any conditions imposed upon or assistance
        
required from the owner to assure that the waste is so located or arranged as to facilitate its removal.
        (3) The Agency may establish by rule the conditions
    
and priorities for the removal of waste under this subsection (b).
        (4) The Agency must prescribe the form of written
    
agreements under this subsection (b).
    (c) The Agency may provide notice to the owner of property where open dumping has occurred whenever the Agency finds that open dumping poses a threat to public health or the environment. The notice provided by the Agency must include the identified preventive or corrective action and must provide an opportunity for the owner to perform the action.
    (d) In accordance with constitutional limitations, the Agency may enter, at all reasonable times, upon any private or public property for the purpose of taking any preventive or corrective action that is necessary and appropriate under this Section whenever the Agency finds that open dumping poses a threat to the public health or to the environment.
    (e) Notwithstanding any other provision or rule of law and subject only to the defenses set forth in subsection (g) of this Section, the following persons shall be liable for all costs of corrective or preventive action incurred by the State of Illinois as a result of open dumping, including the reasonable costs of collection:
        (1) any person with an ownership interest in property
    
where open dumping has occurred;
        (2) any person with an ownership or leasehold
    
interest in the property at the time the open dumping occurred;
        (3) any person who transported waste that was open
    
dumped at the property; and
        (4) any person who open dumped at the property.
    Any moneys received by the Agency under this subsection (e) must be deposited into the Subtitle D Management Fund.
    (f) Any person liable to the Agency for costs incurred under subsection (e) of this Section may be liable to the State of Illinois for punitive damages in an amount at least equal to and not more than 3 times the costs incurred by the State if that person failed, without sufficient cause, to take preventive or corrective action under the notice issued under subsection (c) of this Section.
    (g) There shall be no liability under subsection (e) of this Section for a person otherwise liable who can establish by a preponderance of the evidence that the hazard created by the open dumping was caused solely by:
        (1) an act of God;
        (2) an act of war; or
        (3) an act or omission of a third party other than an
    
employee or agent and other than a person whose act or omission occurs in connection with a contractual relationship with the person otherwise liable. For the purposes of this paragraph, "contractual relationship" includes, but is not limited to, land contracts, deeds, and other instruments transferring title or possession, unless the real property upon which the open dumping occurred was acquired by the defendant after the open dumping occurred and one or more of the following circumstances is also established by a preponderance of the evidence:
            (A) at the time the defendant acquired the
        
property, the defendant did not know and had no reason to know that any open dumping had occurred and the defendant undertook, at the time of acquisition, all appropriate inquiries into the previous ownership and uses of the property consistent with good commercial or customary practice in an effort to minimize liability;
            (B) the defendant is a government entity that
        
acquired the property by escheat or through any other involuntary transfer or acquisition, or through the exercise of eminent domain authority by purchase or condemnation; or
            (C) the defendant acquired the property by
        
inheritance or bequest.
    (h) Nothing in this Section shall affect or modify the obligations or liability of any person under any other provision of this Act, federal law, or State law, including the common law, for injuries, damages, or losses resulting from the circumstances leading to Agency action under this Section.
    (i) The costs and damages provided for in this Section may be imposed by the Board in an action brought before the Board in accordance with Title VIII of this Act, except that subsection (c) of Section 33 of this Act shall not apply to any such action.
    (j) Except for willful and wanton misconduct, neither the State, the Director, nor any State employee shall be liable for any damages or injuries arising out of or resulting from any act or omission occurring under the provisions of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
    (k) Before taking preventive or corrective action under this Section, the Agency shall consider whether the open dumping:
        (1) occurred on public land;
        (2) occurred on a public right-of-way;
        (3) occurred in a park or natural area;
        (4) occurred in an environmental justice area;
        (5) was caused or allowed by persons other than the
    
owner of the site;
        (6) creates the potential for groundwater
    
contamination;
        (7) creates the potential for surface water
    
contamination;
        (8) creates the potential for disease vectors;
        (9) creates a fire hazard; or
        (10) preventive or corrective action by the Agency
    
has been requested by a unit of local government.
    In taking preventive or corrective action under this Section, the Agency shall not expend more than $50,000 at any single site in response to open dumping unless: (i) the Director determines that the open dumping poses an imminent and substantial endangerment to the public health or welfare or the environment; or (ii) the General Assembly appropriates more than $50,000 for preventive or corrective action in response to the open dumping, in which case the Agency may spend the appropriated amount.
(Source: P.A. 94-272, eff. 7-19-05.)

415 ILCS 5/22.16

    (415 ILCS 5/22.16) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.16)
    Sec. 22.16. Fee exemptions.
    (a) The Agency shall grant exemptions from the fee requirements of Section 22.15 of this Act for permanent disposal or transport of solid waste meeting all of the following criteria:
        (1) permanent disposal of the solid waste is pursuant
    
to a written contract between the owner or operator of the sanitary landfill and some other person, or transport of the solid waste is pursuant to a written contract between the transporter and some other person;
        (2) the contract for permanent disposal or transport
    
of solid waste was lawfully executed on or before December 31, 1986, and by its express terms continues beyond January 1, 1987, or was lawfully executed during 1987 or 1988 and by its express terms continues beyond January 1, 1989;
        (3) the contract for permanent disposal or transport
    
of solid waste establishes a fixed fee or compensation, does not allow the operator or transporter to pass the fee through to another party, and does not allow voluntary cancellation or re-negotiation of the compensation or fee during the term of the contract; and
        (4) the contract was lawfully executed on or before
    
December 31, 1986 and has not been amended at any time after that date, or was lawfully executed during 1987 or 1988 and has not been amended on or after January 1, 1989.
    (b) Exemptions granted under this Section shall cause the solid waste received by an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill pursuant to a contract exempted under this Section to be disregarded in calculating the volume or weight of solid waste permanently disposed of during a calendar year under Section 22.15 of this Act.
    (c) (Blank.)
    (d) It shall be the duty of an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill to keep accurate records and to prove to the satisfaction of the Agency the volume or weight of solid waste received under an exemption during a calendar year.
    (e) Exemptions under this Section shall expire upon the expiration, renewal or amendment of the exempted contract, whichever occurs first.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.16a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.16a) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.16a)
    Sec. 22.16a. Additional fee exemptions.
    (a) In accordance with the findings and purposes of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, the Agency shall grant exemptions from the fee requirements of Section 22.15 of this Act for solid waste meeting all of the following criteria:
        (1) the waste is non-putrescible and homogeneous and
    
does not contain free liquids;
        (2) combustion of the waste would not provide
    
practical energy recovery or practical reduction in volume; and
        (3) the applicant for exemption demonstrates that it
    
is not technologically and economically reasonable to recycle or reuse the waste.
    (b) Exemptions granted under this Section shall cause the solid waste exempted under subsection (a) which is permanently disposed of by an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill to be disregarded in calculating the volume or weight of solid waste permanently disposed of during a calendar year under Section 22.15 of this Act.
    (c) Applications for exemptions under this Section must be submitted on forms provided by the Agency for such purpose, together with proof of satisfaction of all criteria for granting the exemption. For applications received on or after March 1, 1989, exemptions issued under subsection (a) shall be effective beginning with the next calendar quarter following issuance of the exemption.
    (d) If the Agency denies a request made pursuant to subsection (a), the applicant may seek review before the Board pursuant to Section 40 as if the Agency had denied an application for a permit. If the Agency fails to act within 90 days after receipt of an application, the request shall be deemed granted until such time as the Agency has taken final action.
    (e) It shall be the duty of an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill to keep accurate records and to prove to the satisfaction of the Agency the volume or weight of solid waste received under an exemption during a calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.16b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.16b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.16b)
    Sec. 22.16b. (a) Beginning January 1, 1991, the Agency shall assess and collect a fee from the owner or operator of each new municipal waste incinerator. The fee shall be calculated by applying the rates established from time to time for the disposal of solid waste at sanitary landfills under subdivision (b)(1) of Section 22.15 to the total amount of municipal waste accepted for incineration at the new municipal waste incinerator. The exemptions provided by this Act to the fees imposed under subsection (b) of Section 22.15 shall not apply to the fee imposed by this Section.
    The owner or operator of any new municipal waste incinerator permitted after January 1, 1990, but before July 1, 1990 by the Agency for the development or operation of a new municipal waste incinerator shall be exempt from this fee, but shall include the following conditions:
        (1) The owner or operator shall provide information
    
programs to those communities serviced by the owner or operator concerning recycling and separation of waste not suitable for incineration.
        (2) The owner or operator shall provide information
    
programs to those communities serviced by the owner or operator concerning the Agency's household hazardous waste collection program and participation in that program.
    For the purposes of this Section, "new municipal waste incinerator" means a municipal waste incinerator initially permitted for development or construction on or after January 1, 1990.
    Amounts collected under this subsection shall be deposited into the Municipal Waste Incinerator Tax Fund, which is hereby established as an interest-bearing special fund in the State Treasury. Monies in the Fund may be used, subject to appropriation:
        (1) by the Department of Commerce and Economic
    
Opportunity to fund its public information programs on recycling in those communities served by new municipal waste incinerators; and
        (2) by the Agency to fund its household hazardous
    
waste collection activities in those communities served by new municipal waste incinerators.
    (b) Any permit issued by the Agency for the development or operation of a new municipal waste incinerator shall include the following conditions:
        (1) The incinerator must be designed to provide
    
continuous monitoring while in operation, with direct transmission of the resultant data to the Agency, until the Agency determines the best available control technology for monitoring the data. The Agency shall establish the test methods, procedures and averaging periods, as certified by the USEPA for solid waste incinerator units, and the form and frequency of reports containing results of the monitoring. Compliance and enforcement shall be based on such reports. Copies of the results of such monitoring shall be maintained on file at the facility concerned for one year, and copies shall be made available for inspection and copying by interested members of the public during business hours.
        (2) The facility shall comply with the emission
    
limits adopted by the Agency under subsection (c).
        (3) The operator of the facility shall take
    
reasonable measures to ensure that waste accepted for incineration complies with all legal requirements for incineration. The incinerator operator shall establish contractual requirements or other notification and inspection procedures sufficient to assure compliance with this subsection (b)(3) which may include, but not be limited to, routine inspections of waste, lists of acceptable and unacceptable waste provided to haulers and notification to the Agency when the facility operator rejects and sends loads away. The notification shall contain at least the name of the hauler and the site from where the load was hauled.
        (4) The operator may not accept for incineration any
    
waste generated or collected in a municipality that has not implemented a recycling plan or is party to an implemented county plan, consistent with State goals and objectives. Such plans shall include provisions for collecting, recycling or diverting from landfills and municipal incinerators landscape waste, household hazardous waste and batteries. Such provisions may be performed at the site of the new municipal incinerator.
    The Agency, after careful scrutiny of a permit application for the construction, development or operation of a new municipal waste incinerator, shall deny the permit if (i) the Agency finds in the permit application noncompliance with the laws and rules of the State or (ii) the application indicates that the mandated air emissions standards will not be reached within six months of the proposed municipal waste incinerator beginning operation.
    (c) The Agency shall adopt specific limitations on the emission of mercury, chromium, cadmium and lead, and good combustion practices, including temperature controls from municipal waste incinerators pursuant to Section 9.4 of the Act.
    (d) The Agency shall establish household hazardous waste collection centers in appropriate places in this State. The Agency may operate and maintain the centers itself or may contract with other parties for that purpose. The Agency shall ensure that the wastes collected are properly disposed of. The collection centers may charge fees for their services, not to exceed the costs incurred. Such collection centers shall not (i) be regulated as hazardous waste facilities under RCRA nor (ii) be subject to local siting approval under Section 39.2 if the local governing authority agrees to waive local siting approval procedures.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)

415 ILCS 5/22.17

    (415 ILCS 5/22.17) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.17)
    Sec. 22.17. Landfill post-closure care.
    (a) The owner and operator of a sanitary landfill site that is not a site subject to subsection (a.5) or (a.10) of this Section shall monitor gas, water and settling at the completed site for a period of 15 years after the site is completed or closed, or such longer period as may be required by Board or federal regulation.
    (a.5) The owner and operator of a MSWLF unit that accepts household waste after October 8, 1993, shall conduct post-closure care at the site for a period of 30 years after the site is completed or closed, or such other period as may be approved by the Agency pursuant to Board or federal rules.
    (a.10) The owner and operator of a MSWLF unit that accepts household waste on or after October 9, 1991, but stops receiving waste before October 9, 1993, and installs final cover more than 6 months after the receipt of the final volume of waste shall conduct post-closure care at the site for a period of 30 years after the site is completed or closed, or such other period as may be approved by the Agency pursuant to Board or federal rules.
    (b) The owner and operator of a sanitary landfill that is not a facility subject to subsection (a.5) or (a.10) of this Section shall take whatever remedial action is necessary to abate any gas, water or settling problems which appear during such period of time specified in subsection (a). The owner and operator of a MSWLF unit that accepts household waste after October 8, 1993, shall take whatever remedial action is required under Sections 22.40 and 22.41 of this Act during the period of time specified in subsection (a.5) or (a.10).
    (c) Except for MSWLF units that received household waste on or after October 9, 1991, this Section does not apply to a landfill used exclusively for the disposal of waste generated at the site.
(Source: P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.18

    (415 ILCS 5/22.18) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.18)
    Sec. 22.18. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.18b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.18b) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.18b)
    Sec. 22.18b. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.18c

    (415 ILCS 5/22.18c) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.18c)
    Sec. 22.18c. (Repealed).
(Source: Repealed by P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.19

    (415 ILCS 5/22.19) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.19)
    Sec. 22.19. (a) Counties with 200,000 or more inhabitants but fewer than 300,000 inhabitants, which border on the Mississippi River, may by ordinance set reasonable operating hours for all sanitary landfills and waste-to-energy facilities within their boundaries that receive wastes from sources off the site where such landfills or waste-to-energy facilities are located.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 1989, the Agency shall not grant any permit for the construction or operation of a solid waste disposal facility on a site which is held in a land trust, unless the application therefor has been signed by all beneficiaries of the land trust.
(Source: P.A. 85-1311.)

415 ILCS 5/22.19a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.19a)
    Sec. 22.19a. Floodplain.
    (a) On and after January 1, 1998, no sanitary landfill or waste disposal site that is a pollution control facility, or any part of a sanitary landfill or waste disposal site that is a pollution control facility, may be located within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain.
    (b) Subsection (a) shall not apply to the following:
        (1) a sanitary landfill or waste disposal site
    
initially permitted for development or construction by the Agency before August 19, 1997;
        (2) a sanitary landfill or waste disposal site for
    
which local siting approval has been granted before August 19, 1997;
        (3) the area of expansion beyond the boundary of a
    
currently permitted sanitary landfill or waste disposal site, provided that the area of expansion is, on August 19, 1997, owned by the owner or operator of the currently sited or permitted sanitary landfill or waste site to which the area of expansion is adjacent; or
        (4) a sanitary landfill or waste disposal site that
    
is a pollution control facility that ceased accepting waste on or before August 19, 1997 or any part of a sanitary landfill or waste disposal site that is a pollution control facility that ceased accepting waste on or before August 19, 1997.
(Source: P.A. 90-503, eff. 8-19-97; 91-588, eff. 8-14-99.)

415 ILCS 5/22.19b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.19b)
    Sec. 22.19b. Postclosure care requirements.
    (a) For those sanitary landfills and waste disposal sites located within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain pursuant to paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Section 22.19a, to address the risks posed by flooding to the integrity of the sanitary landfill or waste disposal site, the owner or operator of the sanitary landfill or waste disposal site shall comply with the following financial assurance requirements for that portion of the site permitted for the disposal of solid waste within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain:
        (1) The owner or operator must include, in the
    
facility postclosure care plan and the postclosure care cost estimate:
            (A) the cost of inspecting, and anticipated
        
repairs to, all surface water drainage structures in the area of the landfill or waste disposal site permitted for the disposal of solid waste within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain;
            (B) the cost of repairing anticipated erosion
        
affecting both the final cover and vegetation in the area of the landfill or waste disposal site permitted for the disposal of solid waste within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain below the 100-year flood elevation;
            (C) the cost of inspecting the portion of the
        
site permitted for the disposal of solid waste within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain a minimum of once every 5 years; and
            (D) the cost of monitoring the portion of the
        
landfill or waste disposal site permitted for the disposal of solid waste within the boundary of the 100-year floodplain after a 100-year flood.
        (2) The owner or operator must provide financial
    
assurance, using any of the financial assurance mechanisms set forth in Title 35, Part 811, Subpart G of the Illinois Administrative Code, as amended, to cover the costs identified in subsection (a)(1) of this Section;
        (3) The owner or operator must base the portion of
    
the postclosure care cost estimate addressing the activities prescribed in subsection (a)(1) of this Section on a period of 100 years; and
        (4) The owner or operator must submit the information
    
required under subsection (a)(1) of this Section to the Agency as part of the facility's application for a permit required to develop the area pursuant to Title 35, Section 812.115 of the Illinois Administrative Code, as amended, for non-hazardous waste landfills or pursuant to Title 35, Section 724.218 of the Illinois Administrative Code, as amended, for hazardous waste landfills.
    (b) Any sanitary landfill or waste disposal site owner or operator subject to subsection (a) of this Section must certify in the facility's application for permit renewal that the postclosure care activities set forth in the postclosure care plan to comply with this Section have been met and will be performed.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall be construed as limiting the general authority of the Board to adopt rules pursuant to Title VII of this Act.
    (d) Notwithstanding any requirements of this Section, the owner or operator of any landfill or waste disposal facility located in a 100-year floodplain shall, upon receipt of notification from the Agency, repair damage to that facility caused by a 100-year flood.
(Source: P.A. 90-503, eff. 8-19-97; 91-588, eff. 8-14-99.)

415 ILCS 5/22.20

    (415 ILCS 5/22.20) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.20)
    Sec. 22.20. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 86-820. Repealed by P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.21

    (415 ILCS 5/22.21) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.21)
    Sec. 22.21. During operation of a pollution control facility, the operator shall comply with the safety standards relating to construction established pursuant to the federal Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, Title 29, United States Code, Sections 651 through 678, Public Law 91-596, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 91-357, eff. 7-29-99.)

415 ILCS 5/22.22

    (415 ILCS 5/22.22) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.22)
    Sec. 22.22. Landscape waste.
    (a) Beginning July 1, 1990, no person may knowingly mix landscape waste that is intended for collection or for disposal at a landfill with any other municipal waste.
    (b) Beginning July 1, 1990, no person may knowingly put landscape waste into a container intended for collection or disposal at a landfill, unless such container is biodegradable.
    (c) Beginning July 1, 1990, no owner or operator of a sanitary landfill shall accept landscape waste for final disposal, except that landscape waste separated from municipal waste may be accepted by a sanitary landfill if (1) the landfill provides and maintains for that purpose separate landscape waste composting facilities and composts all landscape waste, and (2) the composted waste is utilized, by the operators of the landfill or by any other person, as part of the final vegetative cover for the landfill or for such other uses as soil conditioning material, or the landfill has received an Agency permit to use source separated and processed landscape waste as an alternative daily cover and the landscape waste is processed at a site, other than the sanitary landfill, that has received an Agency permit before July 30, 1997 to process landscape waste. For purposes of this Section, (i) "source separated" means divided into its component parts at the point of generation and collected separately from other solid waste and (ii) "processed" means shredded by mechanical means to reduce the landscape waste to a uniform consistency.
    (d) The requirements of this Section shall not apply (i) to landscape waste collected as part of a municipal street sweeping operation where the intent is to provide street sweeping service rather than leaf collection, nor (ii) to landscape waste collected by bar screens or grates in a sewage treatment system.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.23

    (415 ILCS 5/22.23) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.23)
    Sec. 22.23. Batteries.
    (a) Beginning September 1, 1990, any person selling lead-acid batteries at retail or offering lead-acid batteries for retail sale in this State shall:
        (1) accept for recycling used lead-acid batteries
    
from customers, at the point of transfer, in a quantity equal to the number of new batteries purchased; and
        (2) post in a conspicuous place a written notice at
    
least 8.5 by 11 inches in size that includes the universal recycling symbol and the following statements: "DO NOT put motor vehicle batteries in the trash."; "Recycle your used batteries."; and "State law requires us to accept motor vehicle batteries for recycling, in exchange for new batteries purchased.".
    (b) Any person selling lead-acid batteries at retail in this State may either charge a recycling fee on each new lead-acid battery sold for which the customer does not return a used battery to the retailer, or provide a recycling credit to each customer who returns a used battery for recycling at the time of purchasing a new one.
    (c) Beginning September 1, 1990, no lead-acid battery retailer may dispose of a used lead-acid battery except by delivering it (1) to a battery wholesaler or its agent, (2) to a battery manufacturer, (3) to a collection or recycling facility that accepts lead-acid batteries, or (4) to a secondary lead smelter permitted by either a state or federal environmental agency.
    (d) Any person selling lead-acid batteries at wholesale or offering lead-acid batteries for sale at wholesale shall accept for recycling used lead-acid batteries from customers, at the point of transfer, in a quantity equal to the number of new batteries purchased. Such used batteries shall be disposed of as provided in subsection (c).
    (e) A person who accepts used lead-acid batteries for recycling pursuant to subsection (a) or (d) shall not allow such batteries to accumulate for periods of more than 90 days.
    (f) Beginning September 1, 1990, no person may knowingly cause or allow:
        (1) the placing of a lead-acid battery into any
    
container intended for collection and disposal at a municipal waste sanitary landfill; or
        (2) the disposal of any lead-acid battery in any
    
municipal waste sanitary landfill or incinerator.
    (f-5) Beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall knowingly mix a lead-acid battery with any other material intended for collection as a recyclable material by a hauler.
    Beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall knowingly place a lead-acid battery into a container intended for collection by a hauler for processing at a recycling center.
    (g) (Blank).
    (h) For the purpose of this Section:
    "Lead-acid battery" means a battery containing lead and sulfuric acid that has a nominal voltage of at least 6 volts and is intended for use in motor vehicles.
    "Motor vehicle" includes automobiles, vans, trucks, tractors, motorcycles and motorboats.
    (i) (Blank).
    (j) Knowing violation of this Section shall be a petty offense punishable by a fine of $100.
(Source: P.A. 100-621, eff. 7-20-18; 101-137, eff. 7-26-19.)

415 ILCS 5/22.23a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.23a)
    Sec. 22.23a. Fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps.
    (a) As used in this Section, "fluorescent or high intensity discharge lamp" means a lighting device that contains mercury and generates light through the discharge of electricity either directly or indirectly through a fluorescent coating, including a mercury vapor, high pressure sodium, or metal halide lamp containing mercury, lead, or cadmium.
    (b) No person may knowingly cause or allow the disposal of any fluorescent or high intensity discharge lamp in any municipal waste incinerator beginning July 1, 1997. This Section does not apply to lamps generated by households.
    (c) (1) Hazardous fluorescent and high intensity
    
discharge lamps are hereby designated as a category of universal waste subject to the streamlined hazardous waste rules set forth in Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Subtitle G, Chapter I, Subchapter c, Part 733 ("Part 733"). Within 60 days of August 19, 1997 (the effective date of Public Act 90-502) the Agency shall propose, and within 180 days of receipt of the Agency's proposal the Board shall adopt, rules that reflect this designation and that prescribe procedures and standards for the management of hazardous fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps as universal waste.
        (2) If the United States Environmental Protection
    
Agency adopts streamlined hazardous waste regulations pertaining to the management of fluorescent and high intensity discharge lamps, or otherwise exempts those lamps from regulation as hazardous waste, the Board shall adopt an equivalent rule in accordance with Section 7.2 of this Act within 180 days of adoption of the federal regulation. The equivalent Board rule may serve as an alternative to the rules adopted under subdivision (1) of this subsection.
    (d) (Blank.)
    (e) (Blank.)
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.23b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.23b)
    Sec. 22.23b. Mercury and mercury-added products.
    (a) Beginning July 1, 2005, no person shall purchase or accept, for use in a primary or secondary school classroom, bulk elemental mercury, chemicals containing mercury compounds, or instructional equipment or materials containing mercury added during their manufacture. This subsection (a) does not apply to: (i) other products containing mercury added during their manufacture that are used in schools and (ii) measuring devices used as teaching aids, including, but not limited to, barometers, manometers, and thermometers, if no adequate mercury-free substitute exists.
    (b) Beginning July 1, 2007, no person shall sell, offer to sell, distribute, or offer to distribute in this State a mercury switch or mercury relay individually or as a product component. For a product that contains one or more mercury switches or mercury relays as a component, this subsection (b) is applicable to each component part or parts and not the entire product. This subsection (b) does not apply to the following:
        (1) Mercury switches and mercury relays used in
    
medical diagnostic equipment regulated under the federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.
        (2) Mercury switches and mercury relays used at
    
electric generating facilities.
        (3) Mercury switches in thermostats used to sense and
    
control room temperature.
        (4) Mercury switches and mercury relays required to
    
be used under federal law or federal contract specifications.
        (5) A mercury switch or mercury relay used to replace
    
a mercury switch or mercury relay that is a component in a larger product in use before July 1, 2007, and one of the following applies:
            (A) The larger product is used in manufacturing;
        
or
            (B) The mercury switch or mercury relay is
        
integrated and not physically separate from other components of the larger product.
    (c) The manufacturer of a mercury switch or mercury relay, or a scientific instrument or piece of instructional equipment containing mercury added during its manufacture, may apply to the Agency for an exemption from the provisions of subsection (a) or (b) of this Section for one or more specific uses of the switch, relay, instrument, or piece of equipment by filing a written petition with the Agency. The Agency may grant an exemption, with or without conditions, if the manufacturer demonstrates the following:
        (1) A convenient and widely available system exists
    
for the proper collection, transportation, and processing of the switch, relay, instrument, or piece of equipment at the end of its useful life; and
        (2) The specific use or uses of the switch, relay,
    
instrument, or piece of equipment provides a net benefit to the environment, public health, or public safety when compared to available nonmercury alternatives.
    Before approving any exemption under this subsection (c) the Agency must consult with other states to promote consistency in the regulation of products containing mercury added during their manufacture. Exemptions shall be granted for a period of 5 years. The manufacturer may request renewals of the exemption for additional 5-year periods by filing additional written petitions with the Agency. The Agency may renew an exemption if the manufacturer demonstrates that the criteria set forth in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection (c) continue to be satisfied. All petitions for an exemption or exemption renewal shall be submitted on forms prescribed by the Agency.
    The Agency must adopt rules for processing petitions submitted pursuant to this subsection (c). The rules shall include, but shall not be limited to, provisions allowing for the submission of written public comments on the petitions.
    (d) No later than January 1, 2005, the Agency must submit to the Governor and the General Assembly a report that includes the following:
        (1) An evaluation of programs to reduce and recycle
    
mercury from mercury thermostats and mercury vehicle components; and
        (2) Recommendations for altering the programs to make
    
them more effective.
    In preparing the report the Agency may seek information from and consult with, businesses, trade associations, environmental organizations, and other government agencies.
    (e) Mercury switches and mercury relays, and scientific instruments and instructional equipment containing mercury added during their manufacture, are hereby designated as categories of universal waste subject to the streamlined hazardous waste rules set forth in Title 35 of the Illinois Administrative Code, Subtitle G, Chapter I, Subchapter c, Part 733 ("Part 733"). Within 60 days of the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 93rd General Assembly, the Agency shall propose, and within 180 days of receipt of the Agency's proposal the Board shall adopt, rules that reflect this designation and that prescribe procedures and standards for the management of such items as universal waste.
    If the United States Environmental Protection Agency adopts streamlined hazardous waste regulations pertaining to the management of mercury switches or mercury relays, or scientific instruments or instructional equipment containing mercury added during their manufacture, or otherwise exempts such items from regulation as hazardous waste, the Board shall adopt equivalent rules in accordance with Section 7.2 of this Act within 180 days of adoption of the federal regulations. The equivalent Board rules may serve as an alternative to the rules adopted under subsection (1) of this subsection (e).
    (f) Beginning July 1, 2008, no person shall install, sell, offer to sell, distribute, or offer to distribute a mercury thermostat in this State. For purposes of this subsection (f), "mercury thermostat" means a product or device that uses a mercury switch to sense and control room temperature through communication with heating, ventilating, or air conditioning equipment. "Mercury thermostat" includes thermostats used to sense and control room temperature in residential, commercial, industrial, and other buildings, but does not include thermostats used to sense and control temperature as a part of a manufacturing or industrial process.
(Source: P.A. 97-459, eff. 7-1-12.)

415 ILCS 5/22.23c

    (415 ILCS 5/22.23c)
    Sec. 22.23c. Vehicle wheel weights.
    (a) In this Section:
        "New vehicle" has the same meaning as ascribed in
    
Section 1-148.4 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
        "Vehicle" has the same meaning as ascribed in
    
Section 1-217 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
    (b) On and after January 1, 2012, no person shall use a weight or other product to balance a vehicle wheel or tire if the weight or other product contains mercury that was intentionally added during the manufacturing process or contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
    (c) On and after January 1, 2012, no person shall sell, offer to sell, distribute, or offer to distribute a weight or other product for balancing a vehicle wheel or tire if the weight or other product contains mercury that was intentionally added during the manufacturing process or contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
    (d) On and after January 1, 2012, no person shall sell a new vehicle equipped with a weight or other product used to balance a vehicle wheel or tire if the weight or other product contains mercury that was intentionally added during the manufacturing process or contains more than 0.1 percent lead by weight.
(Source: P.A. 96-1296, eff. 7-26-10.)

415 ILCS 5/22.23d

    (415 ILCS 5/22.23d)
    Sec. 22.23d. Rechargeable batteries.
    (a) "Rechargeable battery" means one or more voltaic or galvanic cells, electrically connected to produce electric energy, that is designed to be recharged for repeated uses. "Rechargeable battery" includes, but is not limited to, a battery containing lithium ion, lithium metal, or lithium polymer or that uses lithium as an anode or cathode, that is designed to be recharged for repeated uses. "Rechargeable battery" does not mean either of the following:
        (1) Any dry cell battery that is used as the
    
principal power source for transportation, including, but not limited to, automobiles, motorcycles, or boats.
        (2) Any battery that is used only as a backup power
    
source for memory or program instruction storage, timekeeping, or any similar purpose that requires uninterrupted electrical power in order to function if the primary energy supply fails or fluctuates momentarily.
    (b) Unless expressly authorized by a recycling collection program, beginning January 1, 2020 no person shall knowingly mix a rechargeable battery or any appliance, device, or other item that contains a rechargeable battery with any other material intended for collection by a hauler as a recyclable material.
    Unless expressly authorized by a recycling collection program, beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall knowingly place a rechargeable battery or any appliance, device, or other item that contains a rechargeable battery into a container intended for collection by a hauler for processing at a recycling center.
    (c) The Agency shall include on its website information regarding the recycling of rechargeable batteries.
(Source: P.A. 101-137, eff. 7-26-19.)

415 ILCS 5/22.24

    (415 ILCS 5/22.24) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.24)
    Sec. 22.24. (a) Beginning January 1, 1990, no person may operate any landfill in any county with a population over 275,000, as determined by the latest federal decennial census, unless facilities are provided at such landfills which are appropriate for cleaning mud, gravel, waste and other material from the site off of the wheels and undercarriages of trucks and other vehicles exiting the site.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 1990, no person may drive any truck or trailer off the site of a landfill in any county with a population over 275,000, as determined by the latest federal decennial census, without first cleaning any mud, gravel, waste or other material from the site off of the wheels and undercarriage of the vehicle.
(Source: P.A. 86-772; 86-1028.)

415 ILCS 5/22.26

    (415 ILCS 5/22.26) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.26)
    Sec. 22.26. The Agency shall not issue a development or construction permit after December 31, 1990 for any composting facility, unless the applicant has given notice thereof (1) in person or by mail to the members of the General Assembly from the legislative district in which the proposed facility is to be located, (2) by registered or certified mail to the owners of all real property located within 250 feet of the site of the proposed facility (determined as provided in subsection (b) of Section 39.2), and (3) to the general public by publication in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the proposed facility is to be located. The notice required under this Section must include: (i) a description of the type of facility being proposed, (ii) the location of the proposed facility, (iii) the name of the person proposing the construction or development of the facility and the contact information (including a phone number) for that person, (iv) instructions directing the recipient of the notice to send written comments relating to the construction or development of the facility to the Agency within 21 days after the notice is either received by mail or last published in a newspaper of general circulation, and (v) the Agency's address, as well as the phone numbers for the Bureaus and Sections responsible for issuing the permit.
(Source: P.A. 96-418, eff. 1-1-10.)

415 ILCS 5/22.27

    (415 ILCS 5/22.27) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.27)
    Sec. 22.27. Alternative Daily Cover for Sanitary Landfills.
    (a) If the Agency determines that any or all chemical foams provides a cover material that is as good as, or better than, the traditional soil cover commonly used in this State, the Agency shall certify that material as meeting the requirements of this Section. If the Agency determines that any alternative materials other than chemical foams adequately satisfies daily cover requirements at sanitary landfills, it shall permit use of such materials at such facilities.
    (b) In complying with the daily cover requirements imposed on sanitary landfills by Board regulation, the operator of a sanitary landfill may use any foam that has been certified by the Agency under this Section in place of a soil cover.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.28

    (415 ILCS 5/22.28) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.28)
    Sec. 22.28. White goods.
    (a) No person shall knowingly offer for collection or collect white goods for the purpose of disposal by landfilling unless the white good components have been removed.
    (b) No owner or operator of a landfill shall accept any white goods for final disposal, except that white goods may be accepted if:
        (1) (blank);
        (2) prior to final disposal, any white good
    
components have been removed from the white goods; and
        (3) a site operating plan satisfying this Act has
    
been approved under the landfill's site operating permit and the conditions of the operating plan are met.
    (c) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) "White goods" shall include all discarded
    
refrigerators, ranges, water heaters, freezers, air conditioners, humidifiers and other similar domestic and commercial large appliances.
        (2) "White good components" shall include:
            (i) any chlorofluorocarbon refrigerant gas;
            (ii) any electrical switch containing mercury;
            (iii) any device that contains or may contain
        
PCBs in a closed system, such as a dielectric fluid for a capacitor, ballast or other component; and
            (iv) any fluorescent lamp that contains mercury.
    (d) The Agency is authorized to provide financial assistance to units of local government from the Solid Waste Management Fund to plan for and implement programs to collect, transport and manage white goods. Units of local government may apply jointly for financial assistance under this Section.
    Applications for such financial assistance shall be submitted to the Agency and must provide a description of:
            (A) the area to be served by the program;
            (B) the white goods intended to be included in
        
the program;
            (C) the methods intended to be used for
        
collecting and receiving materials;
            (D) the property, buildings, equipment and
        
personnel included in the program;
            (E) the public education systems to be used as
        
part of the program;
            (F) the safety and security systems that will be
        
used;
            (G) the intended processing methods for each
        
white goods type;
            (H) the intended destination for final material
        
handling location; and
            (I) any staging sites used to handle collected
        
materials, the activities to be performed at such sites and the procedures for assuring removal of collected materials from such sites.
    The application may be amended to reflect changes in operating procedures, destinations for collected materials, or other factors.
    Financial assistance shall be awarded for a State fiscal year, and may be renewed, upon application, if the Agency approves the operation of the program.
    (e) All materials collected or received under a program operated with financial assistance under this Section shall be recycled whenever possible. Treatment or disposal of collected materials are not eligible for financial assistance unless the applicant shows and the Agency approves which materials may be treated or disposed of under various conditions.
    Any revenue from the sale of materials collected under such a program shall be retained by the unit of local government and may be used only for the same purposes as the financial assistance under this Section.
    (f) The Agency is authorized to adopt rules necessary or appropriate to the administration of this Section.
    (g) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17; 100-621, eff. 7-20-18.)

415 ILCS 5/22.28a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.28a)
    Sec. 22.28a. White goods handled by scrap dealership or junkyard.
    (a) No owner, operator, agent, or employee of a junkyard or scrap dealership may knowingly shred, scrap, dismantle, recycle, incinerate, handle, store, or otherwise manage any white good that contains any white good components in violation of this Act or any other applicable State or federal law.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, the terms "white goods" and "white goods components" have the same meaning as in Section 22.28.
(Source: P.A. 92-447, eff. 8-21-01.)

415 ILCS 5/22.29

    (415 ILCS 5/22.29) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.29)
    Sec. 22.29. (a) Except as provided in subsection (c), any waste material generated by processing recyclable metals by shredding shall be managed as a special waste unless a site operating plan has been approved by the Agency and the conditions of such operating plan are met.
    (b) An operating plan submitted to the Agency under this Section shall include the following concerning recyclable metals processing and components which may contaminate waste from shredding recyclable metals (such as lead acid batteries, fuel tanks, or components that contain or may contain PCB's in a closed system such as a capacitor or ballast):
        (1) procedures for inspecting recyclable metals when
    
received to assure that such components are identified;
        (2) a list of equipment and removal procedures to be
    
used to assure proper removal of such components;
        (3) procedures for safe storage of such components
    
after removal and any waste materials;
        (4) procedures to assure that such components and
    
waste materials will only be stored for a period long enough to accumulate the proper quantities for off-site transportation;
        (5) identification of how such components and waste
    
materials will be managed after removal from the site to assure proper handling and disposal;
        (6) procedures for sampling and analyzing waste
    
intended for disposal or off-site handling as a waste;
        (7) a demonstration, including analytical reports,
    
that any waste generated is not a hazardous waste and will not pose a present or potential threat to human health or the environment.
    (c) Any waste generated as a result of processing recyclable metals by shredding which is determined to be hazardous waste shall be managed as a hazardous waste.
    (d) The Agency is authorized to adopt rules necessary or appropriate to the administration of this Section.
(Source: P.A. 100-103, eff. 8-11-17; 100-621, eff. 7-20-18.)

415 ILCS 5/22.30

    (415 ILCS 5/22.30) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.30)
    Sec. 22.30. Grease trap sludge.
    (a) As used in this Section: (i) "treatment works" has the meaning provided in Section 19.2 of this Act and (ii) "grease trap sludge" means the solid, lighter than water fraction of wastewaters from the handling, processing, preparation, cooking, or consumption of food that are discharged to a pretreatment unit or device commonly referred to as a grease trap. The principal components of grease trap sludge are fats, oils, and greases.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 1992, no person may dispose of any untreated grease trap sludge by any method of land application.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 1995, no person may cause or allow the discharge, deposit, or disposal of any grease trap sludge into a treatment works or into any sewer tributary to a treatment works, except pursuant to the express authorization, by ordinance or license, of the owner of the treatment works and the owner of the sewer. Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to require treatment works or sewer owners to establish any ordinances or programs to provide such authorization.
    (d) Beginning January 1, 1995, no person may cause or allow the transportation or acceptance of grease trap sludge for rendering, storage, treatment, or disposal away from the site where the sludge was generated, unless the sludge is accompanied by a shipping paper containing, at a minimum, the information prescribed in subsection (e). No specific form of shipping paper is required by this Section, but a form may be prescribed pursuant to subsection (g).
    (e) Each shipping paper shall contain at a minimum the following information:
        (1) The name and telephone number of the generator of
    
the sludge, the street address of the grease trap, the volume of grease trap sludge removed, the legible signature of an authorized representative of the generator, and the date of the sludge removal.
        (2) The name, address, and telephone number of the
    
sludge transporter, an acknowledgement of receipt of the sludge, the legible signature of an authorized representative of the transporter, and the date of sludge collection.
        (3) The name, street address, and telephone number of
    
the facility receiving the sludge, an acknowledgement of such receipt, the legible signature of an authorized representative of the receiving facility, and the date of sludge receipt.
    (f) The grease trap sludge generator, transporter, and management facility operator shall each retain a copy of the shipping paper for a minimum of 2 years, and shall produce such documents upon request of the Agency, or the owner of the affected treatment works.
    (g) The owner of a treatment works is authorized, but not required, to establish a program to register or license the collection and transportation of grease trap sludge from grease traps within the owner's jurisdiction, and to charge a fee therefor. Further, the owner of a treatment works is authorized, but not required, to develop and require the use of a particular form of shipping paper for use in effecting the requirement of subsection (d).
    (h) Violations of this Section shall be subject to the civil penalties specified in subsection (a) of Section 42 of this Act. However, if an action to enforce this Section is brought by or on behalf of the owner of a treatment works, the owner shall be entitled to recover 75% of any penalty assessed.
(Source: P.A. 87-310; 87-895; 88-633, eff. 1-1-95.)

415 ILCS 5/22.31

    (415 ILCS 5/22.31) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.31)
    Sec. 22.31. Waste reporting.
    (a) Beginning January 1, 1992, no landfill or incinerator operator may accept any nonhazardous solid waste for permanent disposal or incineration unless the operator makes a record, based on information provided by the waste transporter, of the state where the waste was generated, or the state from which the waste was shipped to the disposal facility.
    (b) If the waste was generated in or transported from more than one state, the operator shall estimate the quantity from each state, based on information provided by the transporter, and record the estimate.
    (c) Beginning April 15, 1992, each April 15, July 15, October 15, and January 15, each landfill or incinerator operator shall provide a report to the Agency, on forms provided by the Agency, that includes:
        (1) The Agency designated site number, the site name,
    
and the calendar quarter for which the summary applies.
        (2) The total quantity of solid waste received from
    
each state during the preceding calendar quarter, in tons or cubic yards.
(Source: P.A. 87-484; 87-895.)

415 ILCS 5/22.32

    (415 ILCS 5/22.32) (from Ch. 111 1/2, par. 1022.32)
    Sec. 22.32. Hospital waste assessment.
    (a) On or before June 1, 1992, each hospital burning potentially infectious medical waste on site or transporting such waste to a pollution control facility shall conduct a waste reduction opportunity assessment that evaluates methods to reduce the volume and toxicity of infectious wastes, general refuse and chemical wastes that are generated at the hospital.
    At a minimum, the waste reduction assessment shall evaluate the following reduction options:
        (1) improving operating practices;
        (2) eliminating or reducing the use of carcinogenic
    
chemicals;
        (3) increasing the use of analytical instrumentation
    
that can decrease the use of laboratory chemicals;
        (4) improving inventory control;
        (5) recycling;
        (6) on-site use and reuse of solvents.
    (b) On or before October 1, 1992, each such hospital shall adopt a waste reduction plan that identifies technically and economically feasible waste reduction options and a timetable for implementing those options.
    The hospital shall consider the quantity of waste, the hazardous properties of the waste, the safety of its patients and employees, economic costs and savings, and other appropriate factors in selecting target waste streams and waste reduction options.
    The hospital shall begin implementation of its plan within one year of its adoption.
(Source: P.A. 87-800; 87-895; 88-182; 88-681, eff. 12-22-94.)

415 ILCS 5/22.33

    (415 ILCS 5/22.33)
    Sec. 22.33. Compost quality standards.
    (a) By January 1, 1994, the Agency shall develop and make recommendations to the Board concerning (i) performance standards for landscape waste compost facilities and (ii) testing procedures and standards for the end-product compost produced by landscape waste compost facilities.
    Performance standards for landscape waste compost facilities shall at a minimum include:
        (1) the management of odor;
        (2) the management of surface water;
        (3) contingency planning for handling end-product
    
compost material that does not meet requirements of subsection (b);
        (4) plans for intended purposes of end-use product;
    
and
        (5) a financial assurance plan necessary to restore
    
the site as specified in Agency permit.
    (b) By December 1, 1997, the Board shall adopt:
        (1) performance standards for landscape waste compost
    
facilities; and
        (2) testing procedures and standards for the
    
end-product compost produced by landscape waste compost facilities.
    The Board shall evaluate the merits of different standards for end-product compost applications.
    (c) On-site composting that is used solely for the purpose of composting landscape waste generated on-site and that will not be offered for off-site sale or use is exempt from any standards promulgated under subsections (a) and (b). Subsection (b)(2) shall not apply to end-product compost used as daily cover or vegetative amendment in the final layer. Subsection (b) applies to any end-product compost offered for sale or use in Illinois.
    (d) Standards adopted under this Section do not apply to compost operations exempt from permitting under paragraph (1.5) of subsection (q) of Section 21 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-239, eff. 8-9-13.)

415 ILCS 5/22.34

    (415 ILCS 5/22.34)
    Sec. 22.34. Organic waste compost quality standards.
    (a) The Agency may develop and make recommendations to the Board concerning (i) performance standards for organic waste compost facilities and (ii) testing procedures and standards for the end-product compost produced by organic waste compost facilities.
    The Agency, in cooperation with the Department, shall appoint a Technical Advisory Committee for the purpose of developing these recommendations. Among other things, the Committee shall evaluate environmental and safety considerations, compliance costs, and regulations adopted in other states and countries. The Committee shall have balanced representation and shall include members representing academia, the composting industry, the Department of Agriculture, the landscaping industry, environmental organizations, municipalities, and counties.
    Performance standards for organic waste compost facilities may include, but are not limited to:
        (1) the management of potential exposures for human
    
disease vectors and odor;
        (2) the management of surface water;
        (3) contingency planning for handling end-product
    
compost material that does not meet end-product compost standards adopted by the Board;
        (4) plans for intended purposes of end-use product;
    
and
        (5) a financial assurance plan necessary to restore
    
the site as specified in Agency permit. The financial assurance plan may include, but is not limited to, posting with the Agency a performance bond or other security for the purpose of ensuring site restoration.
    (b) No later than one year after the Agency makes recommendations to the Board under subsection (a) of this Section, the Board shall adopt, as applicable:
        (1) performance standards for organic waste compost
    
facilities; and
        (2) testing procedures and standards for the
    
end-product compost produced by organic waste compost facilities.
    The Board shall evaluate the merits of different standards for end-product compost applications.
    (c) On-site residential composting that is used solely for the purpose of composting organic waste generated on-site and that will not be offered for off-site sale or use is exempt from any standards promulgated under subsections (a) and (b). Subsection (b)(2) shall not apply to end-product compost used as daily cover or vegetative amendment in the final layer. Subsection (b) applies to any end-product compost offered for sale or use in Illinois.
    (d) For the purposes of this Section, "organic waste" means food scrap, landscape waste, wood waste, livestock waste, crop residue, paper waste, or other non-hazardous carbonaceous waste that is collected and processed separately from the rest of the municipal waste stream.
    (e) Except as otherwise provided in Board rules, solid waste permits for organic waste composting facilities shall be issued under the Board's Solid Waste rules at 35 Ill. Adm. Code 807. The permits must include, but shall not be limited to, measures designed to reduce pathogens in the compost.
    (f) Standards adopted under this Section do not apply to compost operations exempt from permitting under paragraph (1.5) of subsection (q) of Section 21 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 98-239, eff. 8-9-13.)

415 ILCS 5/22.35

    (415 ILCS 5/22.35)
    Sec. 22.35. Mixed municipal waste compost quality standards.
    (a) By January 1, 1994, the Agency shall develop and make recommendations to the Board concerning (i) performance standards for mixed municipal waste compost facilities and (ii) testing procedures and standards for the end-product compost produced by mixed municipal waste compost facilities.
    The Agency, in cooperation with the Department, shall appoint a Technical Advisory Committee for the purpose of developing these recommendations. Among other things, the Committee shall evaluate environmental and safety considerations, compliance costs, and regulations adopted in other states and countries. The Committee shall have balanced representation and shall include members representing academia, the composting industry, the Department of Agriculture, the landscaping industry, environmental organizations, municipalities, and counties.
    Performance standards for mixed municipal waste compost facilities shall at a minimum include:
        (1) the management of vectors, potential exposures
    
for human disease, litter, and odor;
        (2) the management of surface water and leachate;
        (3) provisions restricting the processing of
    
potential contaminants and problem materials, such as heavy metals.
        (4) contingency planning for handling residuals and
    
end-product compost material that does not meet requirements of subsection (b);
        (5) plans for intended purpose of end-use product; and
        (6) a financial assurance plan necessary to restore
    
the site as specified in Agency permit.
    (b) By December 1, 1997, the Board shall adopt:
        (1) performance standards for mixed municipal waste
    
compost facilities; and
        (2) testing procedures and standards for the
    
end-product compost produced by mixed municipal waste compost facilities.
    The Board shall evaluate the merits of different standards for end-product compost applications.
    (c) Subsection (b)(2) shall not apply to end-product compost used as daily cover or vegetative amendment in the final layer. Subsection (b) applies to any end-product compost offered for sale or use in Illinois.
    (d) For the purpose of this Section, "mixed municipal waste" means municipal waste generated by households and commercial businesses that has not been separated for composting at the point of generation.
(Source: P.A. 87-1227; 88-690, eff. 1-24-95.)

415 ILCS 5/22.36

    (415 ILCS 5/22.36)
    Sec. 22.36. Solid waste disposal site; underground hazards.
    (a) The Agency may not issue any new permit for the construction or development of any solid waste disposal facility that is proposed to be located above an active or inactive shaft or tunnelled mine or within 200 feet of a fault that has had displacement within Holocene time, unless engineering measures have been incorporated into the facility design to ensure that the integrity of the structural components of the facility will not be disrupted by geological processes.
    (b) For the purposes of this Section, "structural components" means liners, leachate collection systems, final covers, run-on and run-off systems, and any other component used in the construction and operation of a solid waste disposal facility that is necessary for protection of human health and the environment.
(Source: P.A. 88-447.)

415 ILCS 5/22.38

    (415 ILCS 5/22.38)
    Sec. 22.38. Facilities accepting exclusively general construction or demolition debris for transfer, storage, or treatment.
    (a) Facilities accepting exclusively general construction or demolition debris for transfer, storage, or treatment shall be subject to local zoning, ordinance, and land use requirements. Those facilities shall be located in accordance with local zoning requirements or, in the absence of local zoning requirements, shall be located so that no part of the facility boundary is closer than 1,320 feet from the nearest property zoned for primarily residential use.
    (b) An owner or operator of a facility accepting exclusively general construction or demolition debris for transfer, storage, or treatment shall:
        (1) Within 48 hours after receipt of the general
    
construction or demolition debris at the facility, sort the general construction or demolition debris to separate the recyclable general construction or demolition debris, recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel, and general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill from the non-recyclable general construction or demolition debris that is to be disposed of or discarded.
        (2) Transport off site for disposal, in accordance
    
with all applicable federal, State, and local requirements within 72 hours after its receipt at the facility, all non-usable or non-recyclable general construction or demolition debris that is not recyclable general construction or demolition debris, recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel, or general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill.
        (3) Limit the percentage of incoming non-recyclable
    
general construction or demolition debris to 25% or less of the total incoming general construction or demolition debris, so that 75% or more of the general construction or demolition debris accepted, as calculated monthly on a rolling 12-month average, consists of recyclable general construction or demolition debris, recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel, or general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill except that general construction or demolition debris processed for use at a landfill shall not exceed 35% of the general construction or demolition debris accepted on a rolling 12-month average basis. The percentages in this paragraph (3) of subsection (b) shall be calculated by weight, using scales located at the facility that are certified under the Weights and Measures Act.
        (4) Within 6 months after its receipt at the
    
facility, transport:
            (A) all non-putrescible recyclable general
        
construction or demolition debris for recycling or disposal; and
            (B) all non-putrescible general construction or
        
demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill to a MSWLF unit for use or disposal.
        (5) Within 45 days after its receipt at the facility,
    
transport:
            (A) all putrescible or combustible recyclable
        
general construction or demolition debris (excluding recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel) for recycling or disposal;
            (B) all recovered wood that is processed for use
        
as fuel to an intermediate processing facility for sizing, to a combustion facility for use as fuel, or to a disposal facility; and
            (C) all putrescible general construction or
        
demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill to a MSWLF unit for use or disposal.
        (6) Employ tagging and recordkeeping procedures to
    
(i) demonstrate compliance with this Section and (ii) identify the source and transporter of material accepted by the facility.
        (7) Control odor, noise, combustion of materials,
    
disease vectors, dust, and litter.
        (8) Control, manage, and dispose of any storm water
    
runoff and leachate generated at the facility in accordance with applicable federal, State, and local requirements.
        (9) Control access to the facility.
        (10) Comply with all applicable federal, State, or
    
local requirements for the handling, storage, transportation, or disposal of asbestos-containing material or other material accepted at the facility that is not general construction or demolition debris.
        (11) Prior to August 24, 2009 (the effective date of
    
Public Act 96-611), submit to the Agency at least 30 days prior to the initial acceptance of general construction or demolition debris at the facility, on forms provided by the Agency, the following information:
            (A) the name, address, and telephone number of
        
both the facility owner and operator;
            (B) the street address and location of the
        
facility;
            (C) a description of facility operations;
            (D) a description of the tagging and
        
recordkeeping procedures the facility will employ to (i) demonstrate compliance with this Section and (ii) identify the source and transporter of any material accepted by the facility;
            (E) the name and location of the disposal sites
        
to be used for the disposal of any general construction or demolition debris received at the facility that must be disposed of;
            (F) the name and location of an individual,
        
facility, or business to which recyclable materials will be transported;
            (G) the name and location of intermediate
        
processing facilities or combustion facilities to which recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel will be transported; and
            (H) other information as specified on the form
        
provided by the Agency.
        (12) On or after August 24, 2009 (the effective date
    
of Public Act 96-611), obtain a permit issued by the Agency prior to the initial acceptance of general construction or demolition debris at the facility.
        When any of the information contained or processes
    
described in the initial notification form submitted to the Agency under paragraph (11) of subsection (b) of this Section changes, the owner and operator shall submit an updated form within 14 days of the change.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, the term "recyclable general construction or demolition debris" means general construction or demolition debris that has been rendered reusable and is reused or that would otherwise be disposed of or discarded but is collected, separated, or processed and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products. "Recyclable general construction or demolition debris" does not include (i) general construction or demolition debris processed for use as fuel, incinerated, burned, buried, or otherwise used as fill material or (ii) general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill.
    (d) For purposes of this Section, "treatment" means processing designed to alter the physical nature of the general construction or demolition debris, including but not limited to size reduction, crushing, grinding, or homogenization, but does not include processing designed to change the chemical nature of the general construction or demolition debris.
    (e) For purposes of this Section, "recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel" means wood that has been salvaged from general construction or demolition debris and processed for use as fuel, as authorized by the applicable state or federal environmental regulatory authority, and supplied only to intermediate processing facilities for sizing, or to combustion facilities for use as fuel, that have obtained all necessary waste management and air permits for handling and combustion of the fuel.
    (f) For purposes of this Section, "non-recyclable general construction or demolition debris" does not include "recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel" or general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill.
    (g) Recyclable general construction or demolition debris, recovered wood that is processed for use as fuel, and general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill shall not be considered as meeting the 75% diversion requirement for purposes of subdivision (b)(3) of this Section if sent for disposal at the end of the applicable retention period.
    (h) For the purposes of this Section, "general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a landfill" means general construction or demolition debris that is processed for use at a MSWLF unit as alternative daily cover, road building material, or drainage structure building material in accordance with the MSWLF unit's waste disposal permit issued by the Agency under this Act.
    (i) For purposes of the 75% diversion requirement under subdivision (b)(3) of this Section, owners and operators of facilities accepting exclusively general construction or demolition debris for transfer, storage, or treatment may multiply by 2 the amount of accepted asphalt roofing shingles that are transferred to a facility for recycling in accordance with a beneficial use determination issued under Section 22.54 of this Act. The owner or operator of the facility accepting exclusively general construction or demolition debris for transfer, storage, or treatment must maintain receipts from the shingle recycling facility that document the amounts of asphalt roofing shingles transferred for recycling in accordance with the beneficial use determination. All receipts must be maintained for a minimum of 3 years and must be made available to the Agency for inspection and copying during normal business hours.
(Source: P.A. 96-235, eff. 8-11-09; 96-611, eff. 8-24-09; 96-1000, eff. 7-2-10; 97-230, eff. 7-28-11; 97-314, eff. 1-1-12; 97-813, eff. 7-13-12.)

415 ILCS 5/22.38a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.38a)
    Sec. 22.38a. Limitation on fees assessed by local government on facilities accepting exclusively general construction and demolition debris. Except in counties with a population in excess of 1,500,000 residents, a facility regulated under Section 22.38 of this Act shall not be subject to annual fees assessed by a unit of local government and that are directly related to the facility's recycling activities in excess of $2,000. A home rule unit may not regulate these fees in a manner that is inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 99-317, eff. 8-7-15.)

415 ILCS 5/22.40

    (415 ILCS 5/22.40)
    Sec. 22.40. Municipal solid waste landfill rules.
    (a) In accordance with Sec. 7.2, the Board shall adopt rules that are identical in substance to federal regulations or amendments thereto promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency to implement Sections 4004 and 4010 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580) insofar as those regulations relate to a municipal solid waste landfill unit program. 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. Where the federal regulations authorize the State to adopt alternative standards, schedules, or procedures to the standards, schedules, or procedures contained in the federal regulations, the Board may adopt alternative standards, schedules, or procedures under subsection (b) or retain existing Board rules that establish alternative standards, schedules, or procedures that are not inconsistent with the federal regulations. 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.
    The provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act shall not apply to rules adopted under this subsection (a). Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act relating to the procedures for rulemaking shall not apply to regulations adopted under this subsection (a).
    (b) The Board may adopt regulations relating to a State municipal solid waste landfill program that are not inconsistent with the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580), or regulations adopted thereunder. Rules adopted under this subsection shall be adopted in accordance with the provisions and requirements of Title VII of this Act and the procedures for rulemaking in Section 5-35 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act.
    (c) (Blank.)
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.40a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.40a)
    Sec. 22.40a. Disposal of manufactured gas plant waste in waste disposal sites other than permitted hazardous waste disposal sites prohibited. Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, no person shall dispose, in a waste disposal site other than a permitted hazardous waste disposal site, waste generated from the remediation of a manufactured gas plant site or facility, unless (i) the waste is tested using Method 1311 (Toxicity Characteristic Leaching Procedure (TCLP)) in "Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods," USEPA Publication Number EPA 530/SW-846, and (ii) that analysis demonstrates that the waste does not exceed the regulatory levels for any contaminant given in the table contained in 40 C.F.R. 261.24(b).
(Source: P.A. 99-365, eff. 1-1-16.)

415 ILCS 5/22.41

    (415 ILCS 5/22.41)
    Sec. 22.41. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-496. Repealed by P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.42

    (415 ILCS 5/22.42)
    Sec. 22.42. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 88-496. Repealed by P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.43

    (415 ILCS 5/22.43)
    Sec. 22.43. Permit modifications for lateral expansions. The Agency may issue a permit modification for a lateral expansion, as defined in Section 3.275 of this Act, for an existing MSWLF unit under Section 39 of this Act to a person required to obtain such a permit modification under subsection (t) of Section 21 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.43a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.43a)
    Sec. 22.43a. Establishment and expansion of landfills; ban in counties with more than 2,000,000 inhabitants.
    (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall establish, nor shall the Agency issue a permit for the establishment of, a new municipal solid waste landfill unit or a new sanitary landfill in a county of more than 2,000,000 inhabitants on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall laterally expand, nor shall the Agency issue a permit for the lateral expansion of, a municipal solid waste landfill unit or the expansion of a sanitary landfill in a county of more than 2,000,000 inhabitants on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 97th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 97-843, eff. 7-23-12.)

415 ILCS 5/22.44

    (415 ILCS 5/22.44)
    Sec. 22.44. Subtitle D management fees.
    (a) There is created within the State treasury a special fund to be known as the "Subtitle D Management Fund" constituted from the fees collected by the State under this Section.
    (b) The Agency shall assess and collect a fee in the amount set forth in this subsection from the owner or operator of each sanitary landfill permitted or required to be permitted by the Agency to dispose of solid waste if the sanitary landfill is located off the site where the waste was produced and if the sanitary landfill is owned, controlled, and operated by a person other than the generator of the waste. The Agency shall deposit all fees collected under this subsection into the Subtitle D Management Fund. If a site is contiguous to one or more landfills owned or operated by the same person, the volumes permanently disposed of by each landfill shall be combined for purposes of determining the fee under this subsection.
        (1) If more than 150,000 cubic yards of non-hazardous
    
solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall either pay a fee of 10.1 cents per cubic yard or, alternatively, the owner or operator may weigh the quantity of the solid waste permanently disposed of with a device for which certification has been obtained under the Weights and Measures Act and pay a fee of 22 cents per ton of waste permanently disposed of.
        (2) If more than 100,000 cubic yards, but not more
    
than 150,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $7,020.
        (3) If more than 50,000 cubic yards, but not more
    
than 100,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $3,120.
        (4) If more than 10,000 cubic yards, but not more
    
than 50,000 cubic yards, of non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $975.
        (5) If not more than 10,000 cubic yards of
    
non-hazardous solid waste is permanently disposed of at a site in a calendar year, the owner or operator shall pay a fee of $210.
    (c) The fee under subsection (b) shall not apply to any of the following:
        (1) Hazardous waste.
        (2) Pollution control waste.
        (3) Waste from recycling, reclamation, or reuse
    
processes that have been approved by the Agency as being designed to remove any contaminant from wastes so as to render the wastes reusable, provided that the process renders at least 50% of the waste reusable.
        (4) Non-hazardous solid waste that is received at a
    
sanitary landfill and composted or recycled through a process permitted by the Agency.
        (5) Any landfill that is permitted by the Agency to
    
receive only demolition or construction debris or landscape waste.
    (d) The Agency shall establish rules relating to the collection of the fees authorized by this Section. These rules shall include, but not be limited to the following:
        (1) Necessary records identifying the quantities of
    
solid waste received or disposed.
        (2) The form and submission of reports to accompany
    
the payment of fees to the Agency.
        (3) The time and manner of payment of fees to the
    
Agency, which payments shall not be more often than quarterly.
        (4) Procedures setting forth criteria establishing
    
when an owner or operator may measure by weight or volume during any given quarter or other fee payment period.
    (e) Fees collected under this Section shall be in addition to any other fees collected under any other Section.
    (f) The Agency shall not refund any fee paid to it under this Section.
    (g) Pursuant to appropriation, all moneys in the Subtitle D Management Fund shall be used by the Agency to administer the United States Environmental Protection Agency's Subtitle D Program provided in Sections 4004 and 4010 of the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act of 1976 (P.L. 94-580) as it relates to a municipal solid waste landfill program in Illinois and to fund a delegation of inspecting, investigating, and enforcement functions, within the municipality only, pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act to a municipality having a population of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants. The Agency shall execute a delegation agreement pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act with a municipality having a population of more than 1,000,000 inhabitants within 90 days of September 13, 1993 and shall on an annual basis distribute from the Subtitle D Management Fund to that municipality no less than $150,000. Pursuant to appropriation, moneys in the Subtitle D Management Fund may also be used by the Agency for activities conducted under Section 22.15a of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 93-32, eff. 7-1-03; 94-272, eff. 7-19-05.)

415 ILCS 5/22.45

    (415 ILCS 5/22.45)
    Sec. 22.45. Subtitle D management fee exemptions; pre-existing contracts.
    (a) The Agency shall grant exemptions from the fee requirements of Section 22.44 of this Act for permanent disposal or transport of solid waste meeting all of the following criteria:
        (1) Permanent disposal of the solid waste is pursuant
    
to a written contract between the owner or operator of the sanitary landfill and some other person, or transport of the solid waste is pursuant to a written contract between the transporter and some other person.
        (2) The contract for permanent disposal or transport
    
of solid waste was lawfully executed on or before September 13, 1993 and by its express terms continues beyond January 1, 1994.
        (3) The contract for permanent disposal or transport
    
of solid waste establishes a fixed fee or compensation, does not allow the operator or transporter to pass the fee through to another party, and does not allow voluntary cancellation or renegotiation of the compensation or fee during the term of the contract.
        (4) The contract was lawfully executed on or before
    
September 13, 1993 and has not been amended at any time after that date.
    (b) Exemptions granted under this Section shall cause the solid waste received by an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill pursuant to a contract exempted under this Section to be disregarded in calculating the volume or weight of solid waste permanently disposed of during a calendar year under Section 22.44 of this Act.
    (c) An owner or operator of a sanitary landfill shall keep accurate records and prove, to the satisfaction of the Agency, the volume or weight of solid waste received under an exemption during a calendar year.
    (d) Exemptions under this Section shall expire upon the expiration, renewal, or amendment of the exempted contract, whichever occurs first.
    (e) For the purposes of this Section, the term "some other person" shall only include persons that are independent operating entities. For purposes of this Section, a person is not an independent operating entity if:
        (1) the person has any officers or directors that are
    
also officers or directors of the sanitary landfill or transporter;
        (2) the person is a parent corporation, subsidiary,
    
or affiliate of the owner or operator of the sanitary landfill or transporter; or
        (3) the person and the owner or operator of the
    
sanitary landfill or transporter are owned by the same entity.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.46

    (415 ILCS 5/22.46)
    Sec. 22.46. Subtitle D management fee exemptions; types of waste.
    (a) In accordance with the findings and purpose of the Illinois Solid Waste Management Act, the Agency shall grant exemptions from the fee requirements of Section 22.44 of this Act for solid waste meeting all of the following criteria:
        (1) The waste is nonputrescible and homogeneous and
    
does not contain free liquids.
        (2) Combustion of the waste would not provide
    
practical energy recovery or practical reduction in volume.
        (3) The applicant for exemption demonstrates that it
    
is not technologically and economically reasonable to recycle or reuse the waste.
    (b) Exemptions granted under this Section shall cause the solid waste exempted under subsection (a) that is permanently disposed of by an owner or operator of a sanitary landfill to be disregarded in calculating the volume or weight of solid waste permanently disposed of during a calendar year under Section 22.44 of this Act.
    (c) Applications for exemptions under this Section must be submitted on forms provided by the Agency for that purpose, together with proof of satisfaction of all criteria for granting the exemption.
    (d) If the Agency denies a request made under subsection (a), the applicant may seek review before the Board under Section 40 as if the Agency had denied an application for a permit. If the Agency fails to act within 90 days after receipt of an application, the request shall be deemed granted until such time as the Agency has taken final action.
    (e) An owner or operator of a sanitary landfill shall keep accurate records and to prove to the satisfaction of the Agency the volume or weight of solid waste received under an exemption during a calendar year.
(Source: P.A. 88-496.)

415 ILCS 5/22.47

    (415 ILCS 5/22.47)
    Sec. 22.47. School district hazardous educational waste collection.
    (a) The Agency shall develop, implement, and fund (through appropriations for that purpose from the General Revenue Fund) a program to collect school district hazardous educational waste from school districts and schools in the State. The program shall provide for the availability for collection, transportation, and appropriate management of hazardous educational wastes for each school district or school by private contractors at least every 3 years.
    (b) A school district or school may participate in a hazardous educational waste collection program by:
        (1) Notifying the Agency of the hazardous educational
    
wastes used by the school district or school and including the following information:
            (A) Waste types.
            (B) Waste volumes.
            (C) Number of containers.
            (D) Condition of containers.
            (E) Location of containers.
        (2) Maintaining wastes in the original containers, if
    
practical.
        (3) Labeling each container if contents are known.
        (4) Following Agency instructions on waste
    
segregation, preparation, or delivery for subsequent handling.
    (c) The Agency shall accept applications from school districts or schools throughout the year. The Agency shall designate waste haulers throughout the State qualified to remove school district hazardous waste at the request of a school district or school. By March 1 and September 1 of each year the Agency shall prepare a schedule of school districts or schools that have been selected for collections over the next 6 months. The selections shall be based on the waste types and volumes, geographic distribution, order of application, and expected costs balanced by available resources. The Agency shall notify each selected school or school district of the date of collection and instruction on waste preparation.
    (d) For purposes of this Section "hazardous educational waste" means a waste product that could pose a hazard during normal storage, transportation, or disposal generated from an instructional curriculum including laboratory wastes, expired chemicals, unstable compounds, and toxic or flammable materials. "Hazardous educational waste" does not include wastes generated as a result of building, grounds, or vehicle maintenance, asbestos abatement, lead paint abatement, or other non-curriculum activities.
    (e) (Blank.)
    (f) The Agency is authorized to use funds from the Solid Waste Management Fund to implement this Section.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.48

    (415 ILCS 5/22.48)
    Sec. 22.48. Non-special waste certification; effect on permit.
    (a) An industrial process waste or pollution control waste not within the exception set forth in subdivision (2) of subsection (c) of Section 3.475 of this Act must be managed as special waste unless the generator first certifies in a signed, dated, written statement that the waste is outside the scope of the categories listed in subdivision (1) of subsection (c) of Section 3.475 of this Act.
    (b) All information used to determine that the waste is not a special waste shall be attached to the certification. The information shall include but not be limited to:
        (1) the means by which the generator has determined
    
that the waste is not a hazardous waste;
        (2) the means by which the generator has determined
    
that the waste is not a liquid;
        (3) if the waste undergoes testing, the analytic
    
results obtained from testing, signed and dated by the person responsible for completing the analysis;
        (4) if the waste does not undergo testing, an
    
explanation as to why no testing is needed;
        (5) a description of the process generating the
    
waste; and
        (6) relevant Material Data Safety Sheets.
    (c) Certification made pursuant to this Section shall be effective from the date signed until there is a change in the generator, in the raw materials used, or in the process generating the waste.
    (d) Certification made pursuant to this Section, with the requisite attachments, shall be maintained by the certifying generator while effective and for at least 3 years following a change in the generator, a change in the raw materials used, or a change in or termination of the process generating the waste. The generator shall provide a copy of the certification, upon request by the Agency, the waste hauler, or the operator of the facility receiving the waste for storage, treatment, or disposal, to the party requesting the copy. If the Agency believes that the waste that is the subject of the certification has been inaccurately certified to, the Agency may require the generator to analytically test the waste for the constituent believed to be present and provide the Agency with a copy of the analytic results.
    (e) A person who knowingly and falsely certifies that a waste is not special waste is subject to the penalties set forth in subdivision (6) of subsection (h) of Section 44 of this Act.
    (f) To the extent that a term or condition of an existing permit requires the permittee to manage as special waste a material that is made a non-special waste under Public Act 90-502, that term or condition is hereby superseded, and the permittee may manage that material as a non-special waste, even if the material is identified in the permit as part of a particular waste stream rather than identified specifically as a special waste.
(Source: P.A. 92-574, eff. 6-26-02.)

415 ILCS 5/22.49

    (415 ILCS 5/22.49)
    Sec. 22.49. Animal cremation. Unless subject to the requirements of Title XV of this Act as potentially infectious medical waste, a deceased companion animal, as defined in the Companion Animal Cremation Act, that is delivered to a provider of companion animal cremation services subject to the Companion Animal Cremation Act is not waste for the purposes of this Act. Providing companion animal cremation services at a location does not make that location a waste management facility for the purposes of this Act.
    For the purposes of this Section, "companion animal" does not include livestock.
(Source: P.A. 93-121, eff. 1-1-04.)

415 ILCS 5/22.50

    (415 ILCS 5/22.50)
    Sec. 22.50. Compliance with land use limitations. No person shall use, or cause or allow the use of, any site for which a land use limitation has been imposed under this Act in a manner inconsistent with the land use limitation unless further investigation or remedial action has been conducted that documents the attainment of remedial objectives appropriate for the new land use and a new closure letter has been obtained from the Agency and recorded in the chain of title for the site. For the purpose of this Section, the term "land use limitation" shall include, but shall not be limited to, institutional controls and engineered barriers imposed under this Act and the regulations adopted under this Act. For the purposes of this Section, the term "closure letter" shall include, but shall not be limited to, No Further Remediation Letters issued under Titles XVI and XVII of this Act and the regulations adopted under those Titles.
(Source: P.A. 94-272, eff. 7-19-05; 94-314, eff. 7-25-05; 95-331, eff. 8-21-07.)

415 ILCS 5/22.50a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.50a)
    Sec. 22.50a. Compliance with environmental covenants. No person shall use, or cause or allow the use of, any site subject to an environmental covenant created under the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act in a manner that is inconsistent with the activity and use limitations imposed under the environmental covenant. For purposes of this Section, the terms "activity and use limitations" and "environmental covenant" shall mean "activity and use limitations" and "environmental covenant" as those terms are defined in the Uniform Environmental Covenants Act.
(Source: P.A. 97-220, eff. 7-28-11.)

415 ILCS 5/22.51

    (415 ILCS 5/22.51)
    Sec. 22.51. Clean Construction or Demolition Debris Fill Operations.
    (a) No person shall conduct any clean construction or demolition debris fill operation in violation of this Act or any regulations or standards adopted by the Board.
    (b)(1)(A) Beginning August 18, 2005 but prior to July 1, 2008, no person shall use clean construction or demolition debris as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation, unless they have applied for an interim authorization from the Agency for the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
    (B) The Agency shall approve an interim authorization upon its receipt of a written application for the interim authorization that is signed by the site owner and the site operator, or their duly authorized agent, and that contains the following information: (i) the location of the site where the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation is taking place, (ii) the name and address of the site owner, (iii) the name and address of the site operator, and (iv) the types and amounts of clean construction or demolition debris being used as fill material at the site.
    (C) The Agency may deny an interim authorization if the site owner or the site operator, or their duly authorized agent, fails to provide to the Agency the information listed in subsection (b)(1)(B) of this Section. Any denial of an interim authorization shall be subject to appeal to the Board in accordance with the procedures of Section 40 of this Act.
    (D) No person shall use clean construction or demolition debris as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation for which the Agency has denied interim authorization under subsection (b)(1)(C) of this Section. The Board may stay the prohibition of this subsection (D) during the pendency of an appeal of the Agency's denial of the interim authorization brought under subsection (b)(1)(C) of this Section.
    (2) Beginning September 1, 2006, owners and operators of clean construction or demolition debris fill operations shall, in accordance with a schedule prescribed by the Agency, submit to the Agency applications for the permits required under this Section. The Agency shall notify owners and operators in writing of the due date for their permit application. The due date shall be no less than 90 days after the date of the Agency's written notification. Owners and operators who do not receive a written notification from the Agency by October 1, 2007, shall submit a permit application to the Agency by January 1, 2008. The interim authorization of owners and operators who fail to submit a permit application to the Agency by the permit application's due date shall terminate on (i) the due date established by the Agency if the owner or operator received a written notification from the Agency prior to October 1, 2007, or (ii) or January 1, 2008, if the owner or operator did not receive a written notification from the Agency by October 1, 2007.
    (3) On and after July 1, 2008, no person shall use clean construction or demolition debris as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation (i) without a permit granted by the Agency for the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation or in violation of any conditions imposed by such permit, including periodic reports and full access to adequate records and the inspection of facilities, as may be necessary to assure compliance with this Act and with Board regulations and standards adopted under this Act or (ii) in violation of any regulations or standards adopted by the Board under this Act.
    (4) This subsection (b) does not apply to:
        (A) the use of clean construction or demolition
    
debris as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation located on the site where the clean construction or demolition debris was generated;
        (B) the use of clean construction or demolition
    
debris as fill material in an excavation other than a current or former quarry or mine if this use complies with Illinois Department of Transportation specifications; or
        (C) current or former quarries, mines, and other
    
excavations that do not use clean construction or demolition debris as fill material.
    (c) In accordance with Title VII of this Act, the Board may adopt regulations to promote the purposes of this Section. The Agency shall consult with the mining and construction industries during the development of any regulations to promote the purposes of this Section.
        (1) No later than December 15, 2005, the Agency shall
    
propose to the Board, and no later than September 1, 2006, the Board shall adopt, regulations for the use of clean construction or demolition debris as fill material in current and former quarries, mines, and other excavations. Such regulations shall include, but shall not be limited to, standards for clean construction or demolition debris fill operations and the submission and review of permits required under this Section.
        (2) Until the Board adopts rules under subsection
    
(c)(1) of this Section, all persons using clean construction or demolition debris as fill material in a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation shall:
            (A) Assure that only clean construction or
        
demolition debris is being used as fill material by screening each truckload of material received using a device approved by the Agency that detects volatile organic compounds. Such devices may include, but are not limited to, photo ionization detectors. All screening devices shall be operated and maintained in accordance with manufacturer's specifications. Unacceptable fill material shall be rejected from the site; and
            (B) Retain for a minimum of 3 years the following
        
information:
                (i) The name of the hauler, the name of the
            
generator, and place of origin of the debris or soil;
                (ii) The approximate weight or volume of the
            
debris or soil; and
                (iii) The date the debris or soil was
            
received.
    (d) This Section applies only to clean construction or demolition debris that is not considered "waste" as provided in Section 3.160 of this Act.
    (e) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) The term "operator" means a person responsible
    
for the operation and maintenance of a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
        (2) The term "owner" means a person who has any
    
direct or indirect interest in a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation or in land on which a person operates and maintains a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation. A "direct or indirect interest" does not include the ownership of publicly traded stock. The "owner" is the "operator" if there is no other person who is operating and maintaining a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
        (3) The term "clean construction or demolition debris
    
fill operation" means a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation where clean construction or demolition debris is used as fill material.
        (4) The term "uncontaminated soil" shall have the
    
same meaning as uncontaminated soil under Section 3.160 of this Act.
    (f)(1) No later than one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Agency shall propose to the Board, and, no later than one year after the Board's receipt of the Agency's proposal, the Board shall adopt, rules for the use of clean construction or demolition debris and uncontaminated soil as fill material at clean construction or demolition debris fill operations. The rules must include standards and procedures necessary to protect groundwater, which may include, but shall not be limited to, the following: requirements regarding testing and certification of soil used as fill material, surface water runoff, liners or other protective barriers, monitoring (including, but not limited to, groundwater monitoring), corrective action, recordkeeping, reporting, closure and post-closure care, financial assurance, post-closure land use controls, location standards, and the modification of existing permits to conform to the requirements of this Act and Board rules. The rules may also include limits on the use of recyclable concrete and asphalt as fill material at clean construction or demolition debris fill operations, taking into account factors such as technical feasibility, economic reasonableness, and the availability of markets for such materials.
    (2) Until the effective date of the Board rules adopted under subdivision (f)(1) of this Section, and in addition to any other requirements, owners and operators of clean construction or demolition debris fill operations must do all of the following in subdivisions (f)(2)(A) through (f)(2)(D) of this Section for all clean construction or demolition debris and uncontaminated soil accepted for use as fill material. The requirements in subdivisions (f)(2)(A) through (f)(2)(D) of this Section shall not limit any rules adopted by the Board.
        (A) Document the following information for each load
    
of clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil received: (i) the name of the hauler, the address of the site of origin, and the owner and the operator of the site of origin of the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil, (ii) the weight or volume of the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil, and (iii) the date the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil was received.
        (B) For all soil, obtain either (i) a certification
    
from the owner or operator of the site from which the soil was removed that the site has never been used for commercial or industrial purposes and is presumed to be uncontaminated soil or (ii) a certification from a licensed Professional Engineer or licensed Professional Geologist that the soil is uncontaminated soil. Certifications required under this subdivision (f)(2)(B) must be on forms and in a format prescribed by the Agency.
        (C) Confirm that the clean construction or demolition
    
debris or uncontaminated soil was not removed from a site as part of a cleanup or removal of contaminants, including, but not limited to, activities conducted under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended; as part of a Closure or Corrective Action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended; or under an Agency remediation program, such as the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program or Site Remediation Program, but excluding sites subject to Section 58.16 of this Act where there is no presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a regulated substance at, on, or from the real property.
        (D) Document all activities required under
    
subdivision (f)(2) of this Section. Documentation of any chemical analysis must include, but is not limited to, (i) a copy of the lab analysis, (ii) accreditation status of the laboratory performing the analysis, and (iii) certification by an authorized agent of the laboratory that the analysis has been performed in accordance with the Agency's rules for the accreditation of environmental laboratories and the scope of accreditation.
    (3) Owners and operators of clean construction or demolition debris fill operations must maintain all documentation required under subdivision (f)(2) of this Section for a minimum of 3 years following the receipt of each load of clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil, except that documentation relating to an appeal, litigation, or other disputed claim must be maintained until at least 3 years after the date of the final disposition of the appeal, litigation, or other disputed claim. Copies of the documentation must be made available to the Agency and to units of local government for inspection and copying during normal business hours. The Agency may prescribe forms and formats for the documentation required under subdivision (f)(2) of this Section.
    Chemical analysis conducted under subdivision (f)(2) of this Section must be conducted in accordance with the requirements of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 742, as amended, and "Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods", USEPA Publication No. SW-846, as amended.
    (g)(1) No person shall use soil other than uncontaminated soil as fill material at a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
    (2) No person shall use construction or demolition debris other than clean construction or demolition debris as fill material at a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
(Source: P.A. 96-1416, eff. 7-30-10; 97-137, eff. 7-14-11.)

415 ILCS 5/22.51a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.51a)
    Sec. 22.51a. Uncontaminated Soil Fill Operations.
    (a) For purposes of this Section:
        (1) The term "uncontaminated soil" shall have the
    
same meaning as uncontaminated soil under Section 3.160 of this Act.
        (2) The term "uncontaminated soil fill operation"
    
means a current or former quarry, mine, or other excavation where uncontaminated soil is used as fill material, but does not include a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation.
    (b) No person shall use soil other than uncontaminated soil as fill material at an uncontaminated soil fill operation.
    (c) Owners and operators of uncontaminated soil fill operations must register the fill operations with the Agency. Uncontaminated soil fill operations that received uncontaminated soil prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly must be registered with the Agency no later than March 31, 2011. Uncontaminated soil fill operations that first receive uncontaminated soil on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly must be registered with the Agency prior to the receipt of any uncontaminated soil. Registrations must be submitted on forms and in a format prescribed by the Agency.
    (d)(1) No later than one year after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 96th General Assembly, the Agency shall propose to the Board, and, no later than one year after the Board's receipt of the Agency's proposal, the Board shall adopt, rules for the use of uncontaminated soil as fill material at uncontaminated soil fill operations. The rules must include standards and procedures necessary to protect groundwater, which shall include, but shall not be limited to, testing and certification of soil used as fill material and requirements for recordkeeping.
    (2) Until the effective date of the Board rules adopted under subdivision (d)(1) of this Section, owners and operators of uncontaminated soil fill operations must do all of the following in subdivisions (d)(2)(A) through (d)(2)(F) of this Section for all uncontaminated soil accepted for use as fill material. The requirements in subdivisions (d)(2)(A) through (d)(2)(F) of this Section shall not limit any rules adopted by the Board.
        (A) Document the following information for each load
    
of uncontaminated soil received: (i) the name of the hauler, the address of the site of origin, and the owner and the operator of the site of origin of the uncontaminated soil, (ii) the weight or volume of the uncontaminated soil, and (iii) the date the uncontaminated soil was received.
        (B) Obtain either (i) a certification from the owner
    
or operator of the site from which the soil was removed that the site has never been used for commercial or industrial purposes and is presumed to be uncontaminated soil or (ii) a certification from a licensed Professional Engineer or a licensed Professional Geologist that the soil is uncontaminated soil. Certifications required under this subdivision (d)(2)(B) must be on forms and in a format prescribed by the Agency.
        (C) Confirm that the uncontaminated soil was not
    
removed from a site as part of a cleanup or removal of contaminants, including, but not limited to, activities conducted under the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980, as amended; as part of a Closure or Corrective Action under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended; or under an Agency remediation program, such as the Leaking Underground Storage Tank Program or Site Remediation Program, but excluding sites subject to Section 58.16 of this Act where there is no presence or likely presence of a release or a substantial threat of a release of a regulated substance at, on, or from the real property.
        (D) Visually inspect each load to confirm that only
    
uncontaminated soil is being accepted for use as fill material.
        (E) Screen each load of uncontaminated soil using a
    
device that is approved by the Agency and detects volatile organic compounds. Such a device may include, but is not limited to, a photo ionization detector or a flame ionization detector. All screening devices shall be operated and maintained in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. Unacceptable soil must be rejected from the fill operation.
        (F) Document all activities required under
    
subdivision (d)(2) of this Section. Documentation of any chemical analysis must include, but is not limited to, (i) a copy of the lab analysis, (ii) accreditation status of the laboratory performing the analysis, and (iii) certification by an authorized agent of the laboratory that the analysis has been performed in accordance with the Agency's rules for the accreditation of environmental laboratories and the scope of accreditation.
    (3) Owners and operators of uncontaminated soil fill operations must maintain all documentation required under subdivision (d)(2) of this Section for a minimum of 3 years following the receipt of each load of uncontaminated soil, except that documentation relating to an appeal, litigation, or other disputed claim must be maintained until at least 3 years after the date of the final disposition of the appeal, litigation, or other disputed claim. Copies of the documentation must be made available to the Agency and to units of local government for inspection and copying during normal business hours. The Agency may prescribe forms and formats for the documentation required under subdivision (d)(2) of this Section.
    Chemical analysis conducted under subdivision (d)(2) of this Section must be conducted in accordance with the requirements of 35 Ill. Adm. Code 742, as amended, and "Test Methods for Evaluating Solid Waste, Physical/Chemical Methods", USEPA Publication No. SW-846, as amended.
(Source: P.A. 96-1416, eff. 7-30-10; 97-137, eff. 7-14-11.)

415 ILCS 5/22.51b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.51b)
    Sec. 22.51b. Fees for permitted facilities accepting clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil.
    (a) The Agency shall assess and collect a fee from the owner or operator of each clean construction or demolition debris fill operation that is permitted or required to be permitted by the Agency. The fee assessed and collected under this subsection shall be 20 cents per cubic yard of clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil accepted by the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation, or, alternatively, the owner or operator may weigh the quantity of the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil with a device for which certification has been obtained under the Weights and Measures Act and pay a fee of 14 cents per ton of clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil. The fee shall apply to construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil if (i) the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation is located off the site where the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil was generated and (ii) the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation is owned, controlled, and operated by a person other than the generator of the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil.
    (b) The Agency shall establish rules relating to the collection of the fees authorized by subsection (a) of this Section. These rules shall include, but are not limited to, the following:
        (1) Records identifying the quantities of clean
    
construction or demolition debris and uncontaminated soil received.
        (2) The form and submission of reports to accompany
    
the payment of fees to the Agency.
        (3) The time and manner of payment of fees to the
    
Agency, which payments shall not be more often than quarterly.
    (c) Fees collected under this Section shall be in addition to any other fees collected under any other Section.
    (d) The Agency shall not refund any fee paid to it under this Section.
    (e) The Agency shall deposit all fees collected under this subsection into the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund. Pursuant to appropriation, all moneys collected under this Section shall be used by the Agency for the implementation of this Section and for permit and inspection activities.
    (f) A unit of local government, as defined in the Local Solid Waste Disposal Act, in which a clean construction or demolition debris fill operation is located and which has entered into a delegation agreement with the Agency pursuant to subsection (r) of Section 4 of this Act for inspection, investigation, or enforcement functions related to clean construction or demolition debris fill operations may establish a fee, tax, or surcharge with regard to clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil accepted by clean construction or demolition debris fill operations. All fees, taxes, and surcharges collected under this subsection shall be used for inspection, investigation, and enforcement functions performed by the unit of local government pursuant to the delegation agreement with the Agency. Fees, taxes, and surcharges established under this subsection (f) shall not exceed a total of 10 cents per cubic yard of clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil accepted by the clean construction or demolition debris fill operation, unless the owner or operator weighs the quantity of the clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil with a device for which certification has been obtained under the Weights and Measures Act, in which case the fee shall not exceed 7 cents per ton of clean construction or demolition debris or uncontaminated soil.
    (g) For the purposes of this Section:
        (1) The term "uncontaminated soil" shall have the
    
same meaning as uncontaminated soil under Section 3.160 of this Act.
        (2) The term "clean construction or demolition debris
    
fill operation" shall have the same meaning as clean construction or demolition debris fill operation under Section 22.51 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 96-1416, eff. 7-30-10.)

415 ILCS 5/22.52

    (415 ILCS 5/22.52)
    Sec. 22.52. Conflict of interest. Effective 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly, none of the following persons shall have a direct financial interest in or receive a personal financial benefit from any waste-disposal operation or any clean construction or demolition debris fill operation that requires a permit or interim authorization under this Act, or any corporate entity related to any such waste-disposal operation or clean construction or demolition debris fill operation:
        (i) the Governor of the State of Illinois;
        (ii) the Attorney General of the State of Illinois;
        (iii) the Director of the Illinois Environmental
    
Protection Agency;
        (iv) the Chairman of the Illinois Pollution Control
    
Board;
        (v) the members of the Illinois Pollution Control
    
Board;
        (vi) the staff of any person listed in items (i)
    
through (v) of this Section who makes a regulatory or licensing decision that directly applies to any waste-disposal operation or any clean construction or demolition debris fill operation; and
        (vii) a relative of any person listed in items (i)
    
through (vi) of this Section.
    The prohibitions of this Section shall apply during the person's term of State employment and shall continue for 5 years after the person's termination of State employment. The prohibition of this Section shall not apply to any person whose State employment terminates prior to 30 days after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 94th General Assembly.
    For the purposes of this Section:
        (a) The terms "direct financial interest" and
    
"personal financial benefit" do not include the ownership of publicly traded stock.
        (b) The term "relative" means father, mother, son,
    
daughter, brother, sister, uncle, aunt, husband, wife, father-in-law, or mother-in-law.
(Source: P.A. 94-272, eff. 7-19-05.)

415 ILCS 5/22.53

    (415 ILCS 5/22.53)
    Sec. 22.53. (Repealed).
(Source: P.A. 95-331, eff. 8-21-07. Repealed by P.A. 99-933, eff. 1-27-17.)

415 ILCS 5/22.54

    (415 ILCS 5/22.54)
    Sec. 22.54. Beneficial Use Determinations. The purpose of this Section is to allow the Agency to determine that a material otherwise required to be managed as waste may be managed as non-waste if that material is used beneficially and in a manner that is protective of human health and the environment.
    (a) To the extent allowed by federal law, the Agency may, upon the request of an applicant, make a written determination that a material is used beneficially (rather than discarded) and, therefore, not a waste if the applicant demonstrates all of the following:
        (1) The chemical and physical properties of the
    
material are comparable to similar commercially available materials.
        (2) The market demand for the material is such that
    
all of the following requirements are met:
            (A) The material will be used within a reasonable
        
time.
            (B) The material's storage prior to use will be
        
minimized.
            (C) The material will not be abandoned.
        (3) The material is legitimately beneficially used.
    
For the purposes of this item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section, a material is "legitimately beneficially used" if the applicant demonstrates all of the following:
            (A) The material is managed separately from
        
waste, as a valuable material, and in a manner that maintains its beneficial usefulness, including, but not limited to, storing in a manner that minimizes the material's loss and maintains its beneficial usefulness.
            (B) The material is used as an effective
        
substitute for a similar commercially available material. For the purposes of this paragraph (B) of item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section, a material is "used as an effective substitute for a commercially available material" if the applicant demonstrates one or more of the following:
                (i) The material is used as a valuable raw
            
material or ingredient to produce a legitimate end product.
                (ii) The material is used directly as a
            
legitimate end product in place of a similar commercially available product.
                (iii) The material replaces a catalyst or
            
carrier to produce a legitimate end product.
            The applicant's demonstration under this
        
paragraph (B) of item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section must include, but is not limited to, a description of the use of the material, a description of the use of the legitimate end product, and a demonstration that the use of the material is comparable to the use of similar commercially available products.
            (C) The applicant demonstrates all of the
        
following:
                (i) The material is used under paragraph (B)
            
of item (3) of subsection (a) of this Section within a reasonable time.
                (ii) The material's storage prior to use is
            
minimized.
                (iii) The material is not abandoned.
        (4) The management and use of the material will not
    
cause, threaten, or allow the release of any contaminant into the environment, except as authorized by law.
        (5) The management and use of the material otherwise
    
protects human health and safety and the environment.
    (b) Applications for beneficial use determinations must be submitted on forms and in a format prescribed by the Agency. Agency approval, approval with conditions, or disapproval of an application for a beneficial use determination must be in writing. Approvals with conditions and disapprovals of applications for a beneficial use determination must include the Agency's reasons for the conditions or disapproval, and they are subject to review under Section 40 of this Act.
    (c) Beneficial use determinations shall be effective for a period approved by the Agency, but that period may not exceed 5 years. Material that is beneficially used (i) in accordance with a beneficial use determination, (ii) during the effective period of the beneficial use determination, and (iii) by the recipient of a beneficial use determination shall maintain its non-waste status after the effective period of the beneficial use determination unless its use no longer complies with the terms of the beneficial use determination or the material otherwise becomes waste.
    (d) No recipient of a beneficial use determination shall manage or use the material that is the subject of the determination in violation of the determination or any conditions in the determination, unless the material is managed as waste.
    (e) A beneficial use determination shall terminate by operation of law if, due to a change in law, it conflicts with the law; however, the recipient of the determination may apply for a new beneficial use determination that is consistent with the law as amended.
    (f) This Section does not apply to hazardous waste, coal combustion waste, coal combustion by-product, sludge applied to the land, potentially infectious medical waste, or used oil.
    (g) This Section does not apply to material that is burned for energy recovery, that is used to produce a fuel, or that is otherwise contained in a fuel. The prohibition in this subsection (g) does not apply to any dust suppressants applied to a material that is (i) burned for energy recovery, (ii) used to produce a fuel, or (iii) otherwise contained in a fuel.
    (h) This Section does not apply to waste from the steel and foundry industries that is (i) classified as beneficially usable waste under Board rules and (ii) beneficially used in accordance with Board rules governing the management of beneficially usable waste from the steel and foundry industries. This Section does apply to other beneficial uses of waste from the steel and foundry industries, including, but not limited to, waste that is classified as beneficially usable waste but not used in accordance with the Board's rules governing the management of beneficially usable waste from the steel and foundry industries. No person shall use iron slags, steelmaking slags, or foundry sands for land reclamation purposes unless they have obtained a beneficial use determination for such use under this Section.
    (i) For purposes of this Section, the term "commercially available material" means virgin material that (i) meets industry standards for a specific use and (ii) is normally sold for such use. For purposes of this Section, the term "commercially available product" means a product made of virgin material that (i) meets industry standards for a specific use and (ii) is normally sold for such use.
    (j) Before issuing a beneficial use determination for the beneficial use of asphalt shingles, the Agency shall conduct an evaluation of the applicant's prior experience in asphalt shingle recycling operations. The Agency may deny such a beneficial use determination if the applicant, or any employee or officer of the applicant, has a history of any one or more of the following related to the operation of asphalt shingle recycling operation facilities or sites:
        (1) repeated violations of federal, State, or local
    
laws, rules, regulations, standards, or ordinances;
        (2) conviction in a court of this State or another
    
state of any crime that is a felony under the laws of this State;
        (3) conviction in a federal court of any crime that
    
is a felony under federal law;
        (4) conviction in a court of this State or another
    
state, or in a federal court, of forgery, official misconduct, bribery, perjury, or knowingly submitting false information under any environmental law, rule, regulation, or permit term or condition; or
        (5) gross carelessness or incompetence in the
    
handling, storing, processing, transporting, disposing, or recycling of asphalt shingles.
(Source: P.A. 98-296, eff. 1-1-14; 99-89, eff. 1-1-16.)

415 ILCS 5/22.54a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.54a)
    (Section scheduled to be repealed on February 1, 2023)
    Sec. 22.54a. Disposal of asphalt roofing shingles.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "BUD" means a beneficial use determination issued under Section 22.54 of this Act.
    "Eligible shingle recycling facility" means a shingle recycling facility that:
        (1) is approved for asphalt roofing shingle recycling
    
under a beneficial use determination issued pursuant to Section 22.54 of this Act and is in compliance with the terms of that BUD;
        (2) is listed on the Department of Transportation's
    
"Qualified Producer List of Certified Sources for Reclaimed Asphalt Shingles" or identified as an approved producer of reclaimed asphalt shingles by the Illinois State Toll Highway Authority; and
        (3) accepts all delivered loads of asphalt roofing
    
shingles that can be processed into reclaimed asphalt shingles meeting Department of Transportation or Illinois State Toll Highway Authority specifications.
    (b) No owner or operator of a sanitary landfill that is located within a 25-mile radius of an eligible shingle recycling facility shall accept for disposal loads of asphalt roofing shingles that can be processed into reclaimed asphalt shingles meeting Department of Transportation or Illinois State Toll Highway Authority specifications.
    (c) Nothing in this Section shall prohibit or restrict a sanitary landfill from accepting for disposal asphalt roofing shingles that can be processed into reclaimed asphalt shingles meeting Department of Transportation or Illinois State Toll Highway Authority specifications but that are either commingled with municipal waste, including, but not limited to, general construction or demolition debris, or rejected by an eligible shingle recycling facility.
    (d) The owner or operator of an eligible shingle recycling facility shall notify the Agency in writing of the name and street address of the eligible shingle recycling facility, and he or she shall also notify the Agency when the facility's status as an eligible shingle recycling facility is rescinded or reinstated in accordance with subsection (e) or subsection (f) of this Section. The Agency shall post on its website the information provided to the Agency under this subsection (d).
    (e) The Agency may issue a notice of intent to rescind recognition as an eligible shingle recycling facility to any owner or operator of a shingle recycling facility that, in the Agency's judgment, is not in compliance with the terms of the facility's BUD. The Agency shall file a copy of the notice with the Board no later than 10 days after the date of service of the notice on the owner or operator. Each notice issued under this subsection (e) shall be served upon the owner or operator, or that person's authorized agent for service of process, and shall include the following information:
        (1) a statement specifying the provisions of the BUD
    
which were not complied with;
        (2) if non-compliance was observed during an
    
inspection by the Agency, a copy of the inspection report in which the Agency recorded the non-compliance, which report shall include the date and time of inspection, and weather conditions prevailing during the inspection;
        (3) instructions for contesting the notice issued
    
under this subsection (e), including notification that the owner or operator has 35 days within which to file a petition for review before the Board to contest the notice; and
        (4) an affidavit by the personnel observing the
    
non-compliance, attesting to their material actions and observations.
    If the owner or operator fails to petition the Board for review of the notice within 35 days after the date of service, then the Board shall adopt a final order holding that the shingle recycling facility is not an eligible shingle recycling facility for purposes of this Section. If, within 35 days after the date of service, a petition for review is filed before the Board to contest a notice issued under this subsection (e), then the Agency shall appear as a complainant at a hearing before the Board to be conducted in accordance with Section 32 of this Act. The hearing shall be held not less than 21 days after the Board sends a notice of the hearing to the Agency and the owner or operator who petitioned for review of the notice. In these hearings, the burden of proof shall be on the Agency. If, based on the record, the Board finds that the alleged non-compliance occurred, then the Board shall adopt a final order holding that the shingle recycling facility is not an eligible shingle recycling facility for purposes of this Section.
    (f) If the Board has determined under subsection (e) of this Section that a shingle recycling facility is not an eligible shingle recycling facility, then the owner or operator of the facility may file with the Board a motion to have the facility reinstated as an eligible shingle recycling facility. If, at the time the motion is filed, the owner or operator of the facility is able to affirmatively demonstrate, to the satisfaction of the Board, that all non-compliance at the facility has been corrected, that the facility is in compliance with its BUD, and that the facility is not subject to any pending enforcement action under this Act, then the Board may enter an order reinstating the facility as an eligible shingle recycling facility for the purposes of this Section.
    Before issuing any order under this subsection (f), the Board shall conduct an evaluation of the owner or operator's prior experience in asphalt shingle recycling operations. The Board may deny a petition for reinstatement under this subsection (f) if the owner or operator, or any employee or officer of the owner or operator, has a history of repeated violations of federal, State, or local laws, regulations, rules, standards, or ordinances related to the operation of an asphalt shingle recycling facility or site, or a history of gross carelessness or incompetence in the handling, storing, processing, transporting, disposing, or recycling of asphalt shingles.
    (g) Nothing in this Section shall be construed to prevent the Agency from issuing an informal warning to an owner or operator before issuing a notice of intent to rescind recognition as an eligible shingle recycling facility under subsection (e) of this Section.
    (h) Sections 10-25 through 10-60 of the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act do not apply to proceedings under this Section, and the orders issued by the Board under this subsection apply in addition to any other remedy or penalty that may be provided under this Act or any other law.
    (i) This Section is repealed on February 1, 2023.
(Source: P.A. 100-266, eff. 8-22-17.)

415 ILCS 5/22.54b

    (415 ILCS 5/22.54b)
    Sec. 22.54b. Limitation on fees assessed by local government on facilities that have received a beneficial use determination. Except in counties with a population in excess of 1,500,000 residents, a facility that has received a beneficial use determination from the Agency under Section 22.54 of this Act shall not be subject to annual fees assessed by a unit of local government and that are directly related to the facility's recycling activities in excess of $1,500. A home rule unit may not regulate these fees in a manner that is inconsistent with this Section. This Section is a limitation under subsection (i) of Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution on the concurrent exercise by home rule units of powers and functions exercised by the State.
(Source: P.A. 99-317, eff. 8-7-15.)

415 ILCS 5/22.55

    (415 ILCS 5/22.55)
    Sec. 22.55. Household waste drop-off points.
    (a) Findings; purpose and intent.
        (1) The General Assembly finds that protection of
    
human health and the environment can be enhanced if certain commonly generated household wastes are managed separately from the general household waste stream.
        (2) The purpose of this Section is to provide, to the
    
extent allowed under federal law, a method for managing certain types of household waste separately from the general household waste stream.
    (b) Definitions. For the purposes of this Section:
        "Compostable waste" means household waste that is
    
source-separated food scrap, household waste that is source-separated landscape waste, or a mixture of both.
        "Controlled substance" means a controlled substance
    
as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act.
        "Household waste" means waste generated from a single
    
residence or multiple residences.
        "Household waste drop-off point" means the portion of
    
a site or facility used solely for the receipt and temporary storage of household waste.
        "One-day compostable waste collection event" means a
    
household waste drop-off point approved by a county or municipality under subsection (d-5) of this Section.
        "One-day household waste collection event" means a
    
household waste drop-off point approved by the Agency under subsection (d) of this Section.
        "Permanent compostable waste collection point" means
    
a household waste drop-off point approved by a county or municipality under subsection (d-6) of this Section.
        "Personal care product" means an item other than a
    
pharmaceutical product that is consumed or applied by an individual for personal health, hygiene, or cosmetic reasons. Personal care products include, but are not limited to, items used in bathing, dressing, or grooming.
        "Pharmaceutical product" means medicine or a product
    
containing medicine. A pharmaceutical product may be sold by prescription or over the counter. "Pharmaceutical product" does not include medicine that contains a radioactive component or a product that contains a radioactive component.
        "Recycling coordinator" means the person designated
    
by each county waste management plan to administer the county recycling program, as set forth in the Solid Waste Management Act.
    (c) Except as otherwise provided in Agency rules, the following requirements apply to each household waste drop-off point, other than a one-day household waste collection event, one-day compostable waste collection event, or permanent compostable waste collection point:
        (1) A household waste drop-off point must not accept
    
waste other than the following types of household waste: pharmaceutical products, personal care products, batteries other than lead-acid batteries, paints, automotive fluids, compact fluorescent lightbulbs, mercury thermometers, and mercury thermostats. A household waste drop-off point may accept controlled substances in accordance with federal law.
        (2) Except as provided in subdivision (c)(2) of this
    
Section, household waste drop-off points must be located at a site or facility where the types of products accepted at the household waste drop-off point are lawfully sold, distributed, or dispensed. For example, household waste drop-off points that accept prescription pharmaceutical products must be located at a site or facility where prescription pharmaceutical products are sold, distributed, or dispensed.
            (A) Subdivision (c)(2) of this Section does not
        
apply to household waste drop-off points operated by a government or school entity, or by an association or other organization of government or school entities.
            (B) Household waste drop-off points that accept
        
mercury thermometers can be located at any site or facility where non-mercury thermometers are sold, distributed, or dispensed.
            (C) Household waste drop-off points that accept
        
mercury thermostats can be located at any site or facility where non-mercury thermostats are sold, distributed, or dispensed.
        (3) The location of acceptance for each type of waste
    
accepted at the household waste drop-off point must be clearly identified. Locations where pharmaceutical products are accepted must also include a copy of the sign required under subsection (j) of this Section.
        (4) Household waste must be accepted only from
    
private individuals. Waste must not be accepted from other persons, including, but not limited to, owners and operators of rented or leased residences where the household waste was generated, commercial haulers, and other commercial, industrial, agricultural, and government operations or entities.
        (5) If more than one type of household waste is
    
accepted, each type of household waste must be managed separately prior to its packaging for off-site transfer.
        (6) Household waste must not be stored for longer
    
than 90 days after its receipt, except as otherwise approved by the Agency in writing.
        (7) Household waste must be managed in a manner that
    
protects against releases of the waste, prevents nuisances, and otherwise protects human health and the environment. Household waste must also be properly secured to prevent unauthorized public access to the waste, including, but not limited to, preventing access to the waste during the non-business hours of the site or facility on which the household waste drop-off point is located. Containers in which pharmaceutical products are collected must be clearly marked "No Controlled Substances", unless the household waste drop-off point accepts controlled substances in accordance with federal law.
        (8) Management of the household waste must be limited
    
to the following: (i) acceptance of the waste, (ii) temporary storage of the waste prior to transfer, and (iii) off-site transfer of the waste and packaging for off-site transfer.
        (9) Off-site transfer of the household waste must
    
comply with federal and State laws and regulations.
    (d) One-day household waste collection events. To further aid in the collection of certain household wastes, the Agency may approve the operation of one-day household waste collection events. The Agency shall not approve a one-day household waste collection event at the same site or facility for more than one day each calendar quarter. Requests for approval must be submitted on forms prescribed by the Agency. The Agency must issue its approval in writing, and it may impose conditions as necessary to protect human health and the environment and to otherwise accomplish the purposes of this Act. One-day household waste collection events must be operated in accordance with the Agency's approval, including all conditions contained in the approval. The following requirements apply to all one-day household waste collection events, in addition to the conditions contained in the Agency's approval:
        (1) Waste accepted at the event must be limited to
    
household waste and must not include garbage, landscape waste, or other waste excluded by the Agency in the Agency's approval or any conditions contained in the approval. A one-day household waste collection event may accept controlled substances in accordance with federal law.
        (2) Household waste must be accepted only from
    
private individuals. Waste must not be accepted from other persons, including, but not limited to, owners and operators of rented or leased residences where the household waste was generated, commercial haulers, and other commercial, industrial, agricultural, and government operations or entities.
        (3) Household waste must be managed in a manner that
    
protects against releases of the waste, prevents nuisances, and otherwise protects human health and the environment. Household waste must also be properly secured to prevent public access to the waste, including, but not limited to, preventing access to the waste during the event's non-business hours.
        (4) Management of the household waste must be limited
    
to the following: (i) acceptance of the waste, (ii) temporary storage of the waste before transfer, and (iii) off-site transfer of the waste or packaging for off-site transfer.
        (5) Except as otherwise approved by the Agency, all
    
household waste received at the collection event must be transferred off-site by the end of the day following the collection event.
        (6) The transfer and ultimate disposition of
    
household waste received at the collection event must comply with the Agency's approval, including all conditions contained in the approval.
    (d-5) One-day compostable waste collection event. To further aid in the collection and composting of compostable waste, as defined in subsection (b), a municipality may approve the operation of one-day compostable waste collection events at any site or facility within its territorial jurisdiction, and a county may approve the operation of one-day compostable waste collection events at any site or facility in any unincorporated area within its territorial jurisdiction. The approval granted under this subsection (d-5) must be in writing; must specify the date, location, and time of the event; and must list the types of compostable waste that will be collected at the event. If the one-day compostable waste collection event is to be operated at a location within a county with a population of more than 400,000 but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, according to the 2010 decennial census, then the operator of the event shall, at least 30 days before the event, provide a copy of the approval to the recycling coordinator designated by that county. The approval granted under this subsection (d-5) may include conditions imposed by the county or municipality as necessary to protect public health and prevent odors, vectors, and other nuisances. A one-day compostable waste collection event approved under this subsection (d-5) must be operated in accordance with the approval, including all conditions contained in the approval. The following requirements shall apply to the one-day compostable waste collection event, in addition to the conditions contained in the approval:
        (1) Waste accepted at the event must be limited to
    
the types of compostable waste authorized to be accepted under the approval.
        (2) Information promoting the event and signs at
    
the event must clearly indicate the types of compostable waste approved for collection. To discourage the receipt of other waste, information promoting the event and signs at the event must also include:
            (A) examples of compostable waste being
        
collected; and
            (B) examples of waste that is not being collected.
        (3) Compostable waste must be accepted only from
    
private individuals. It may not be accepted from other persons, including, but not limited to, owners and operators of rented or leased residences where it was generated, commercial haulers, and other commercial, industrial, agricultural, and government operations or entities.
        (4) Compostable waste must be managed in a manner
    
that protects against releases of the waste, prevents nuisances, and otherwise protects human health and the environment. Compostable waste must be properly secured to prevent it from being accessed by the public at any time, including, but not limited to, during the collection event's non-operating hours. One-day compostable waste collection events must be adequately supervised during their operating hours.
        (5) Compostable waste must be secured in
    
non-porous, rigid, leak-proof containers that:
            (A) are covered, except when the compostable
        
waste is being added to or removed from the containers or it is otherwise necessary to access the compostable waste;
            (B) prevent precipitation from draining through
        
the compostable waste;
            (C) prevent dispersion of the compostable waste
        
by wind;
            (D) contain spills or releases that could create
        
nuisances or otherwise harm human health or the environment;
            (E) limit access to the compostable waste by
        
vectors;
            (F) control odors and other nuisances; and
            (G) provide for storage, removal, and off-site
        
transfer of the compostable waste in a manner that protects its ability to be composted.
        (6) No more than a total of 40 cubic yards of
    
compostable waste shall be located at the collection site at any one time.
        (7) Management of the compostable waste must be
    
limited to the following: (A) acceptance, (B) temporary storage before transfer, and (C) off-site transfer.
        (8) All compostable waste received at the event
    
must be transferred off-site to a permitted compost facility by no later than 48 hours after the event ends or by the end of the first business day after the event ends, whichever is sooner.
        (9) If waste other than compostable waste is
    
received at the event, then that waste must be disposed of within 48 hours after the event ends or by the end of the first business day after the event ends, whichever is sooner.
    (d-6) Permanent compostable waste collection points. To further aid in the collection and composting of compostable waste, as defined in subsection (b), a municipality may approve the operation of permanent compostable waste collection points at any site or facility within its territorial jurisdiction, and a county may approve the operation of permanent compostable waste collection points at any site or facility in any unincorporated area within its territorial jurisdiction. The approval granted pursuant to this subsection (d-6) must be in writing; must specify the location, operating days, and operating hours of the collection point; must list the types of compostable waste that will be collected at the collection point; and must specify a term of not more than 365 calendar days during which the approval will be effective. In addition, if the permanent compostable waste collection point is to be operated at a location within a county with a population of more than 400,000 but less than 2,000,000 inhabitants, according to the 2010 federal decennial census, then the operator of the collection point shall, at least 30 days before the collection point begins operation, provide a copy of the approval to the recycling coordinator designated by that county. The approval may include conditions imposed by the county or municipality as necessary to protect public health and prevent odors, vectors, and other nuisances. A permanent compostable waste collection point approved pursuant to this subsection (d-6) must be operated in accordance with the approval, including all conditions contained in the approval. The following requirements apply to the permanent compostable waste collection point, in addition to the conditions contained in the approval:
        (1) Waste accepted at the collection point must be
    
limited to the types of compostable waste authorized to be accepted under the approval.
        (2) Information promoting the collection point and
    
signs at the collection point must clearly indicate the types of compostable waste approved for collection. To discourage the receipt of other waste, information promoting the collection point and signs at the collection point must also include (A) examples of compostable waste being collected and (B) examples of waste that is not being collected.
        (3) Compostable waste must be accepted only from
    
private individuals. It may not be accepted from other persons, including, but not limited to, owners and operators of rented or leased residences where it was generated, commercial haulers, and other commercial, industrial, agricultural, and government operations or entities.
        (4) Compostable waste must be managed in a manner
    
that protects against releases of the waste, prevents nuisances, and otherwise protects human health and the environment. Compostable waste must be properly secured to prevent it from being accessed by the public at any time, including, but not limited to, during the collection point's non-operating hours. Permanent compostable waste collection points must be adequately supervised during their operating hours.
        (5) Compostable waste must be secured in
    
non-porous, rigid, leak-proof containers that:
            (A) are no larger than 10 cubic yards in size;
            (B) are covered, except when the compostable
        
waste is being added to or removed from the container or it is otherwise necessary to access the compostable waste;
            (C) prevent precipitation from draining through
        
the compostable waste;
            (D) prevent dispersion of the compostable waste
        
by wind;
            (E) contain spills or releases that could
        
create nuisances or otherwise harm human health or the environment;
            (F) limit access to the compostable waste by
        
vectors;
            (G) control odors and other nuisances; and
            (H) provide for storage, removal, and off-site
        
transfer of the compostable waste in a manner that protects its ability to be composted.
        (6) No more than a total of 10 cubic yards of
    
compostable waste shall be located at the permanent compostable waste collection site at any one time.
        (7) Management of the compostable waste must be
    
limited to the following: (A) acceptance, (B) temporary storage before transfer, and (C) off-site transfer.
        (8) All compostable waste received at the permanent
    
compostable waste collection point must be transferred off-site to a permitted compost facility not less frequently than once every 7 days.
        (9) If a permanent compostable waste collection
    
point receives waste other than compostable waste, then that waste must be disposed of not less frequently than once every 7 days.
    (e) The Agency may adopt rules governing the operation of household waste drop-off points, other than one-day household waste collection events, one-day compostable waste collection events, and permanent compostable waste collection points. Those rules must be designed to protect against releases of waste to the environment, prevent nuisances, and otherwise protect human health and the environment. As necessary to address different circumstances, the regulations may contain different requirements for different types of household waste and different types of household waste drop-off points, and the regulations may modify the requirements set forth in subsection (c) of this Section. The regulations may include, but are not limited to, the following: (i) identification of additional types of household waste that can be collected at household waste drop-off points, (ii) identification of the different types of household wastes that can be received at different household waste drop-off points, (iii) the maximum amounts of each type of household waste that can be stored at household waste drop-off points at any one time, and (iv) the maximum time periods each type of household waste can be stored at household waste drop-off points.
    (f) Prohibitions.
        (1) Except as authorized in a permit issued by the
    
Agency, no person shall cause or allow the operation of a household waste drop-off point, other than a one-day household waste collection event, one-day compostable waste collection event, or permanent compostable waste collection point, in violation of this Section or any regulations adopted under this Section.
        (2) No person shall cause or allow the operation of a
    
one-day household waste collection event in violation of this Section or the Agency's approval issued under subsection (d) of this Section, including all conditions contained in the approval.
        (3) No person shall cause or allow the operation of
    
a one-day compostable waste collection event in violation of this Section or the approval issued for the one-day compostable waste collection event under subsection (d-5) of this Section, including all conditions contained in the approval.
        (4) No person shall cause or allow the operation of
    
a permanent compostable waste collection event in violation of this Section or the approval issued for the permanent compostable waste collection point under subsection (d-6) of this Section, including all conditions contained in the approval.
    (g) Permit exemptions.
        (1) No permit is required under subdivision (d)(1) of
    
Section 21 of this Act for the operation of a household waste drop-off point, other than a one-day household waste collection event, one-day compostable waste collection event, or permanent compostable waste collection point, if the household waste drop-off point is operated in accordance with this Section and all regulations adopted under this Section.
        (2) No permit is required under subdivision (d)(1) of
    
Section 21 of this Act for the operation of a one-day household waste collection event if the event is operated in accordance with this Section and the Agency's approval issued under subsection (d) of this Section, including all conditions contained in the approval, or for the operation of a household waste collection event by the Agency.
        (3) No permit is required under paragraph (1) of
    
subsection (d) of Section 21 of this Act for the operation of a one-day compostable waste collection event if the compostable waste collection event is operated in accordance with this Section and the approval issued for the compostable waste collection point under subsection (d-5) of this Section, including all conditions contained in the approval.
        (4) No permit is required under paragraph (1) of
    
subsection (d) of Section 21 of this Act for the operation of a permanent compostable waste collection point if the collection point is operated in accordance with this Section and the approval issued for the compostable waste collection event under subsection (d-6) of this Section, including all conditions contained in the approval.
    (h) This Section does not apply to the following:
        (1) Persons accepting household waste that they are
    
authorized to accept under a permit issued by the Agency.
        (2) Sites or facilities operated pursuant to an
    
intergovernmental agreement entered into with the Agency under Section 22.16b(d) of this Act.
    (i) The Agency, in consultation with the Department of Public Health, must develop and implement a public information program regarding household waste drop-off points that accept pharmaceutical products, as well as mail-back programs authorized under federal law.
    (j) The Agency must develop a sign that provides information on the proper disposal of unused pharmaceutical products. The sign shall include information on approved drop-off sites or list a website where updated information on drop-off sites can be accessed. The sign shall also include information on mail-back programs and self-disposal. The Agency shall make a copy of the sign available for downloading from its website. Every pharmacy shall display the sign in the area where medications are dispensed and shall also display any signs the Agency develops regarding local take-back programs or household waste collection events. These signs shall be no larger than 8.5 inches by 11 inches.
    (k) If an entity chooses to participate as a household waste drop-off point, then it must follow the provisions of this Section and any rules the Agency may adopt governing household waste drop-off points.
    (l) The Agency shall establish, by rule, a statewide medication take-back program by June 1, 2016 to ensure that there are pharmaceutical product disposal options regularly available for residents across the State. No private entity may be compelled to serve as or fund a take-back location or program. Medications collected and disposed of under the program shall include controlled substances approved for collection by federal law. All medications collected and disposed of under the program must be managed in accordance with all applicable federal and State laws and regulations. The Agency shall issue a report to the General Assembly by June 1, 2019 detailing the amount of pharmaceutical products annually collected under the program, as well as any legislative recommendations.
(Source: P.A. 99-11, eff. 7-10-15; 99-480, eff. 9-9-15; 99-642, eff. 7-28-16.)

415 ILCS 5/22.56

    (415 ILCS 5/22.56)
    Sec. 22.56. Regulation of farm land sludge application.
    (a) Any person applying sludge, as defined in Section 3.465 of this Act, to agricultural farm land in this State must:
        (1) provide, no sooner than 90 days and no later than
    
7 days before the application of the sludge to the land in question, written notice to the owners of the land upon which the sludge is to be applied, the owners of land that is adjacent to the land upon which the sludge is to be applied, and the township and county officials whose jurisdiction encompasses the land upon which the sludge is to be applied;
        (2) not stockpile sludge, except for lime sludge,
    
which is defined as any solid, semi-solid, or liquid waste generated from a municipal, commercial, or industrial water treatment plant using the lime softening treatment process, and lime-alum sludge, at the same site for a period of more than 30 days between applications of sludge;
        (3) not apply the sludge in trenches that are deeper
    
than the rooting depth of the crop, unless the sludge is applied at rates that do not exceed the agronomic rate, as defined and calculated under 35 Ill. Adm. Code 391;
        (4) not apply sludge closer than 100 feet to an
    
occupied dwelling; and
        (5) make available to any requesting party, for up to
    
5 years after the application of the sludge, any documentation of sludge analysis for parameters required under 40 CFR 503 or 35 Ill. Adm. Code 391.
    (b) The requirements contained in this Section shall be in addition to any permit requirements otherwise imposed by the Agency. Nothing in this Section shall be interpreted to restrict, or in any way limit, the application of sludge on land (i) owned by a unit of local government or (ii) used for recreational purposes.
(Source: P.A. 97-551, eff. 8-25-11.)

415 ILCS 5/22.56a

    (415 ILCS 5/22.56a)
    Sec. 22.56a. Land application of Exceptional Quality biosolids.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) technological advances in wastewater
    
treatment have allowed for the production of Exceptional Quality biosolids that can be used on land as a beneficial recyclable material that improves soil tilth, fertility, and stability and their use enhances the growth of agricultural, silvicultural, and horticultural crops;
        (2) Exceptional Quality biosolids are a resource
    
to be recovered; and
        (3) the beneficial use of Exceptional Quality
    
biosolids and their recycling to the land as a soil amendment is encouraged.
    (b) To encourage and promote the use of Exceptional Quality biosolids in productive and beneficial applications, to the extent allowed by federal law, Exceptional Quality biosolids shall not be subject to regulation as a sludge or other waste if all of the following requirements are met:
        (1) The sewage treatment plant generating the
    
Exceptional Quality biosolids maintains the following information with respect to the biosolids:
            (A) documentation demonstrating that the
        
Exceptional Quality biosolids do not exceed the ceiling concentration limits in Table 1 of 40 CFR 503.13 and the pollutant concentration limits in Table 3 of 40 CFR 503.13;
            (B) documentation demonstrating that the Class
        
A pathogen requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(a) are met, including but not limited to a description of how they were met;
            (C) documentation demonstrating that the
        
vector attraction requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8) are met, including but not limited to a description of how they were met;
            (D) a certification statement regarding the
        
Class A pathogen requirements in 40 CFR 503.32(a) and the vector attraction reduction requirements in 40 CFR 503.33(b)(1) through (b)(8), as required in 40 CFR 503.17(a)(1)(ii); and
            (E) the quantity of Exceptional Quality
        
biosolids sold or given away by the sewage treatment plant each year. The information must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years after the biosolids are generated, and upon request must be made available to the Agency for inspection and copying during normal business hours.
        (2) For Exceptional Quality biosolids that have
    
not been bagged:
            (A) they are not applied to snow-covered or
        
frozen ground; and
            (B) they are used on agricultural land in a
        
manner that follows recommended application rates and are used on all land in a manner that follows best management practices to protect water quality.
        (3) If Exceptional Quality biosolids that have
    
not been bagged are generated in another state and imported into this State, the person importing the biosolids must maintain the information set forth in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) through subparagraph (D) of paragraph (1) of subsection (a) of this Section and the amount of Exceptional Quality biosolids imported each year. The information must be maintained for a minimum of 5 years after the biosolids are imported, and upon request must be made available to the Agency for inspection and copying during normal business hours.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, Exceptional Quality biosolids are considered "bagged" if they are in a bag or in an open or closed receptacle that has a capacity of one metric ton or less, including, but not limited to, a bucket, box, carton, vehicle, or trailer.
    (d) Nothing in this Act shall limit or supersede the authority of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency to regulate exceptional quality biosolids under the Nuclear Safety Law of 2004.
(Source: P.A. 99-67, eff. 7-20-15; 100-128, eff. 8-18-17.)

415 ILCS 5/22.57

    (415 ILCS 5/22.57)
    (Text of Section before amendment by P.A. 101-400)
    Sec. 22.57. Perchloroethylene in drycleaning.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Drycleaning" means the process of cleaning clothing, garments, textiles, fabrics, leather goods, or other like articles using a nonaqueous solvent.
    "Drycleaning machine" means any machine, device, or other equipment used in drycleaning.
    "Drycleaning solvents" means solvents used in drycleaning.
    "Perchloroethylene drycleaning machine" means a drycleaning machine that uses perchloroethylene.
    "Primary control system" means a refrigerated condenser or an equivalent closed-loop vapor recovery system that reduces the concentration of perchloroethylene in the recirculating air of a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine.
    "Refrigerated condenser" means a closed-loop vapor recovery system into which perchloroethylene vapors are introduced and trapped by cooling below the dew point of the perchloroethylene.
    "Secondary control system" means a device or apparatus that reduces the concentration of perchloroethylene in the recirculating air of a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine at the end of the drying cycle beyond the level achievable with a refrigerated condenser alone.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2013:
        (1) Perchloroethylene drycleaning machines in
    
operation on the effective date of this Section that have a primary control system but not a secondary control system can continue to be used until the end of their useful life, provided that perchloroethylene drycleaning machines that do not have a secondary control system cannot be operated at a facility other than the facility at which they were located on the effective date of this Section.
        (2) Except as allowed under paragraph (1) of
    
subsection (b) of this Section, no person shall install or operate a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine unless the machine has a primary control system and a secondary control system.
    (c) Beginning January 1, 2014, no person shall operate a drycleaning machine unless all of the following are met:
        (1) During the operation of any perchloroethylene
    
drycleaning machine, a person with the following training is present at the facility where the machine is located:
            (A) Successful completion of an initial
        
environmental training course that is approved by the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council, in consultation with the Agency and representatives of the drycleaning industry, as providing appropriate training on drycleaning best management practices, including, but not limited to, reducing solvent air emissions, reducing solvent spills and leaks, protecting groundwater, and promoting the efficient use of solvents.
            (B) Once every 4 years after completion of the
        
initial environmental training course, successful completion of a refresher environmental training course that is approved by the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council, in consultation with the Agency and representatives of the drycleaning industry, as providing (i) appropriate review and updates on drycleaning best management practices, including, but not limited to, reducing solvent air emissions, reducing solvent spills and leaks, protecting groundwater, and promoting the efficient use of solvents, and (ii) information on drycleaning solvents, technologies, and alternatives that do not utilize perchloroethylene.
        (2) For drycleaning facilities where one or more
    
perchloroethylene drycleaning machines are used, proof of successful completion of the training required under paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section is maintained at the drycleaning facility. Proof of successful completion of the training must be made available for inspection and copying by the Agency or units of local government during normal business hours. Training used to satisfy paragraph (2) of subsection (d) of Section 45 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act may also be used to satisfy paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section to the extent that it meets the requirements of paragraph (1) of subsection (c) of this Section.
        (3) All of the following secondary containment
    
measures are in place:
            (A) There is a containment dike or other
        
containment structure around each machine, item of equipment, drycleaning area, and portable waste container in which any drycleaning solvent is utilized, which shall be capable of containing leaks, spills, or releases of drycleaning solvent from that machine, item, area, or container. The containment dike or other containment structure shall be capable of at least the following: (i) containing a capacity of 110% of the drycleaning solvent in the largest tank or vessel within the machine; (ii) containing 100% of the drycleaning solvent of each item of equipment or drycleaning area; and (iii) containing 100% of the drycleaning solvent of the largest portable waste container or at least 10% of the total volume of the portable waste containers stored within the containment dike or structure, whichever is greater. Petroleum underground storage tank systems that are upgraded in accordance with USEPA upgrade standards pursuant to 40 CFR Part 280 for the tanks and related piping systems and use a leak detection system approved by the USEPA or the Agency are exempt from this subparagraph (A).
            (B) Those portions of diked floor surfaces on
        
which a drycleaning solvent may leak, spill, or otherwise be released have been sealed or otherwise rendered impervious.
            (C) All chlorine-based drycleaning solvent is
        
delivered to the drycleaning facility by means of closed, direct-coupled delivery systems. The Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council may adopt rules specifying methods of delivery of solvents other than chlorine-based solvents to drycleaning facilities. Solvents other than chlorine-based solvents must be delivered to drycleaning facilities in accordance with rules adopted by the Dry Cleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Council.
    (d) Manufacturers of drycleaning solvents or other cleaning agents used as alternatives to perchloroethylene drycleaning that are sold or offered for sale in Illinois must, in accordance with Agency rules, provide to the Agency sufficient information to allow the Agency to determine whether the drycleaning solvents or cleaning agents may pose negative impacts to human health or the environment. These alternatives shall include, but are not limited to, drycleaning solvents or other cleaning agents used in solvent-based cleaning, carbon-dioxide based cleaning, and professional wet cleaning methods. The information shall include, but is not limited to, information regarding the physical and chemical properties of the drycleaning solvents or cleaning agents and toxicity data. No later than July 1, 2015, the Agency shall adopt in accordance with the Illinois Administrative Procedure Act rules specifying the information that manufacturers must submit under this subsection (d). The rules must include, but shall not be limited to, a deadline for submission of the information to the Agency. No later than July 1, 2018, the Agency shall post information resulting from its review of the drycleaning solvents and cleaning agents on the Agency's website.
    (e) No later than January 1, 2016, the Agency shall submit to the General Assembly a report on the impact to groundwater from newly discovered releases of perchloroethylene from any source in this State. Depending on the nature and scope of any releases that have impacted groundwater, the report may include, but shall not be limited to, recommendations for reducing or eliminating impacts to groundwater from future releases.
(Source: P.A. 97-1057, eff. 1-1-13.)
 
    (Text of Section after amendment by P.A. 101-400)
    Sec. 22.57. Perchloroethylene in drycleaning.
    (a) For the purposes of this Section:
    "Drycleaning" means the process of cleaning clothing, garments, textiles, fabrics, leather goods, or other like articles using a nonaqueous solvent.
    "Drycleaning machine" means any machine, device, or other equipment used in drycleaning.
    "Drycleaning solvents" means solvents used in drycleaning.
    "Perchloroethylene drycleaning machine" means a drycleaning machine that uses perchloroethylene.
    "Primary control system" means a refrigerated condenser or an equivalent closed-loop vapor recovery system that reduces the concentration of perchloroethylene in the recirculating air of a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine.
    "Refrigerated condenser" means a closed-loop vapor recovery system into which perchloroethylene vapors are introduced and trapped by cooling below the dew point of the perchloroethylene.
    "Secondary control system" means a device or apparatus that reduces the concentration of perchloroethylene in the recirculating air of a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine at the end of the drying cycle beyond the level achievable with a refrigerated condenser alone.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2013:
        (1) Perchloroethylene drycleaning machines in
    
operation on the effective date of this Section that have a primary control system but not a secondary control system can continue to be used until the end of their useful life, provided that perchloroethylene drycleaning machines that do not have a secondary control system cannot be operated at a facility other than the facility at which they were located on the effective date of this Section.
        (2) Except as allowed under paragraph (1) of
    
subsection (b) of this Section, no person shall install or operate a perchloroethylene drycleaning machine unless the machine has a primary control system and a secondary control system.
    (c) No person shall operate a drycleaning machine unless all of the following are met:
        (1) During the operation of any perchloroethylene
    
drycleaning machine, a person who has successfully completed all continuing education requirements adopted by the Board pursuant to Section 12 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act is present at the facility where the machine is located.
        (2) For drycleaning facilities where one or more
    
perchloroethylene drycleaning machines are used, proof of successful completion of all training required by the Board pursuant to Section 12 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act is maintained at the drycleaning facility. Proof of successful completion of the training must be made available for inspection and copying by the Agency or units of local government during normal business hours. Training used to satisfy paragraph (3) of subsection (b) of Section 60 of the Drycleaner Environmental Response Trust Fund Act may also be used to satisfy training requirements under this Section to the extent that the training meets the requirements of the Board rules.
        (3) All of the following secondary containment
    
measures are in place:
            (A) There is a containment dike or other
        
containment structure around each machine, item of equipment, drycleaning area, and portable waste container in which any drycleaning solvent is utilized, which shall be capable of containing leaks, spills, or releases of drycleaning solvent from that machine, item, area, or container. The containment dike or other containment structure shall be capable of at least the following: (i) containing a capacity of 110% of the drycleaning solvent in the largest tank or vessel within the machine; (ii) containing 100% of the drycleaning solvent of each item of equipment or drycleaning area; and (iii) containing 100% of the drycleaning solvent of the largest portable waste container or at least 10% of the total volume of the portable waste containers stored within the containment dike or structure, whichever is greater. Petroleum underground storage tank systems that are upgraded in accordance with USEPA upgrade standards pursuant to 40 CFR Part 280 for the tanks and related piping systems and use a leak detection system approved by the USEPA or the Agency are exempt from this subparagraph (A).
            (B) Those portions of diked floor surfaces on
        
which a drycleaning solvent may leak, spill, or otherwise be released have been sealed or otherwise rendered impervious.
            (C) All chlorine-based drycleaning solvent is
        
delivered to the drycleaning facility by means of closed, direct-coupled delivery systems.
    (d) (Blank).
    (e) (Blank).
(Source: P.A. 101-400, eff. 7-1-20.)

415 ILCS 5/22.58

    (415 ILCS 5/22.58)
    Sec. 22.58. Drug destruction by law enforcement agency.
    (a) For purposes of this Section:
    "Drug destruction device" means a device that is (i) designed by its manufacturer to destroy drug evidence and render it non-retrievable and (ii) used exclusively for that purpose or, to the extent allowed under federal law, to destroy pharmaceuticals collected under Section 17 of the Safe Pharmaceutical Disposal Act.
    "Drug evidence" means any illegal drug collected as evidence by a law enforcement agency. "Drug evidence" does not include hazardous waste.
    "Illegal drug" means any one or more of the following when obtained without a prescription or otherwise in violation of the law:
        (1) any substance as defined and included in the
    
Schedules of Article II of the Illinois Controlled Substances Act;
        (2) any cannabis as defined in Section 3 of the
    
Cannabis Control Act; or
        (3) any drug as defined in paragraph (b) of Section 3
    
of the Pharmacy Practice Act.
    "Law enforcement agency" means an agency of this State or unit of local government that is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances.
    "Non-retrievable" means the condition or state following a process that permanently alters the illegal drug's physical or chemical condition or state through irreversible means and thereby renders the illegal drug unavailable and unusable for all practical purposes.
    (b) To the extent allowed under federal law, drug evidence that is placed into a drug destruction device by a law enforcement agency at the location where the evidence is stored by the agency and that is destroyed under the supervision of the agency in accordance with the specifications of the device manufacturer shall not be considered discarded or a waste under this Act until it is rendered non-retrievable.
(Source: P.A. 99-60, eff. 7-16-15; 100-250, eff. 8-22-17.)

415 ILCS 5/22.59

    (415 ILCS 5/22.59)
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-141)
    (This Section may contain text from a Public Act with a delayed effective date)
    (For Section repeal see subsection (e))
    Sec. 22.59. Pilot project for Will County and Grundy County pyrolysis or gasification facility.
    (a) As used in this Section:
    "Plastics" means polystyrene or any other synthetic organic polymer that can be molded into shape under heat and pressure and then set into a rigid or slightly elastic form.
    "Plastics gasification facility" means a manufacturing facility that:
        (1) receives only uncontaminated plastics that have
    
been processed prior to receipt at the facility into a feedstock meeting the facility's specifications for a gasification feedstock; and
        (2) uses heat in an oxygen-deficient atmosphere to
    
process the feedstock into fuels, chemicals, or chemical feedstocks that are returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
    "Plastics pyrolysis facility" means a manufacturing facility that:
        (1) receives only uncontaminated plastics that have
    
been processed prior to receipt at the facility into a feedstock meeting the facility's specifications for a pyrolysis feedstock; and
        (2) uses heat in the absence of oxygen to process the
    
uncontaminated plastics into fuels, chemicals, or chemical feedstocks that are returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products.
    (b) Provided that permitting and construction has commenced prior to July 1, 2025, a pilot project allowing for a pyrolysis or gasification facility in accordance with this Section is permitted for a locally zoned and approved site in either Will County or Grundy County.
    (c) To the extent allowed by federal law, uncontaminated plastics that have been processed into a feedstock meeting feedstock specifications for a plastics gasification facility or plastics pyrolysis facility, and that are further processed by such a facility and returned to the economic mainstream in the form of raw materials or products, are considered recycled and are not subject to regulation as waste.
    (d) The Agency may propose to the Board for adoption, and the Board may adopt, rules establishing standards for materials accepted as feedstocks by plastics gasification facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, rules establishing standards for the management of feedstocks at plastics gasification facilities and plastics pyrolysis facilities, and any other rules, as may be necessary to implement and administer this Section.
    (e) If permitting and construction for the pilot project under subsection (b) has not commenced by July 1, 2025, this Section is repealed.
(Source: P.A. 101-141, eff. 7-1-20.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-171)
    Sec. 22.59. CCR surface impoundments.
    (a) The General Assembly finds that:
        (1) the State of Illinois has a long-standing policy
    
to restore, protect, and enhance the environment, including the purity of the air, land, and waters, including groundwaters, of this State;
        (2) a clean environment is essential to the growth
    
and well-being of this State;
        (3) CCR generated by the electric generating industry
    
has caused groundwater contamination and other forms of pollution at active and inactive plants throughout this State;
        (4) environmental laws should be supplemented to
    
ensure consistent, responsible regulation of all existing CCR surface impoundments; and
        (5) meaningful participation of State residents,
    
especially vulnerable populations who may be affected by regulatory actions, is critical to ensure that environmental justice considerations are incorporated in the development of, decision-making related to, and implementation of environmental laws and rulemaking that protects and improves the well-being of communities in this State that bear disproportionate burdens imposed by environmental pollution.
    Therefore, the purpose of this Section is to promote a healthful environment, including clean water, air, and land, meaningful public involvement, and the responsible disposal and storage of coal combustion residuals, so as to protect public health and to prevent pollution of the environment of this State.
    The provisions of this Section shall be liberally construed to carry out the purposes of this Section.
    (b) No person shall:
        (1) cause or allow the discharge of any contaminants
    
from a CCR surface impoundment into the environment so as to cause, directly or indirectly, a violation of this Section or any regulations or standards adopted by the Board under this Section, either alone or in combination with contaminants from other sources;
        (2) construct, install, modify, operate, or close any
    
CCR surface impoundment without a permit granted by the Agency, or so as to violate any conditions imposed by such permit, any provision of this Section or any regulations or standards adopted by the Board under this Section; or
        (3) cause or allow, directly or indirectly, the
    
discharge, deposit, injection, dumping, spilling, leaking, or placing of any CCR upon the land in a place and manner so as to cause or tend to cause a violation this Section or any regulations or standards adopted by the Board under this Section.
    (c) For purposes of this Section, a permit issued by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Section 4005 of the federal Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, shall be deemed to be a permit under this Section and subsection (y) of Section 39.
    (d) Before commencing closure of a CCR surface impoundment, in accordance with Board rules, the owner of a CCR surface impoundment must submit to the Agency for approval a closure alternatives analysis that analyzes all closure methods being considered and that otherwise satisfies all closure requirements adopted by the Board under this Act. Complete removal of CCR, as specified by the Board's rules, from the CCR surface impoundment must be considered and analyzed. Section 3.405 does not apply to the Board's rules specifying complete removal of CCR. The selected closure method must ensure compliance with regulations adopted by the Board pursuant to this Section.
    (e) Owners or operators of CCR surface impoundments who have submitted a closure plan to the Agency before May 1, 2019, and who have completed closure prior to 24 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly shall not be required to obtain a construction permit for the surface impoundment closure under this Section.
    (f) Except for the State, its agencies and institutions, a unit of local government, or not-for-profit electric cooperative as defined in Section 3.4 of the Electric Supplier Act, any person who owns or operates a CCR surface impoundment in this State shall post with the Agency a performance bond or other security for the purpose of: (i) ensuring closure of the CCR surface impoundment and post-closure care in accordance with this Act and its rules; and (ii) insuring remediation of releases from the CCR surface impoundment. The only acceptable forms of financial assurance are: a trust fund, a surety bond guaranteeing payment, a surety bond guaranteeing performance, or an irrevocable letter of credit.
        (1) The cost estimate for the post-closure care of a
    
CCR surface impoundment shall be calculated using a 30-year post-closure care period or such longer period as may be approved by the Agency under Board or federal rules.
        (2) The Agency is authorized to enter into such
    
contracts and agreements as it may deem necessary to carry out the purposes of this Section. Neither the State, nor the Director, nor any State employee shall be liable for any damages or injuries arising out of or resulting from any action taken under this Section.
        (3) The Agency shall have the authority to approve or
    
disapprove any performance bond or other security posted under this subsection. Any person whose performance bond or other security is disapproved by the Agency may contest the disapproval as a permit denial appeal pursuant to Section 40.
    (g) The Board shall adopt rules establishing construction permit requirements, operating permit requirements, design standards, reporting, financial assurance, and closure and post-closure care requirements for CCR surface impoundments. Not later than 8 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly the Agency shall propose, and not later than one year after receipt of the Agency's proposal the Board shall adopt, rules under this Section. The rules must, at a minimum:
        (1) be at least as protective and comprehensive as
    
the federal regulations or amendments thereto promulgated by the Administrator of the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Subpart D of 40 CFR 257 governing CCR surface impoundments;
        (2) specify the minimum contents of CCR surface
    
impoundment construction and operating permit applications, including the closure alternatives analysis required under subsection (d);
        (3) specify which types of permits include
    
requirements for closure, post-closure, remediation and all other requirements applicable to CCR surface impoundments;
        (4) specify when permit applications for existing CCR
    
surface impoundments must be submitted, taking into consideration whether the CCR surface impoundment must close under the RCRA;
        (5) specify standards for review and approval by the
    
Agency of CCR surface impoundment permit applications;
        (6) specify meaningful public participation
    
procedures for the issuance of CCR surface impoundment construction and operating permits, including, but not limited to, public notice of the submission of permit applications, an opportunity for the submission of public comments, an opportunity for a public hearing prior to permit issuance, and a summary and response of the comments prepared by the Agency;
        (7) prescribe the type and amount of the performance
    
bonds or other securities required under subsection (f), and the conditions under which the State is entitled to collect moneys from such performance bonds or other securities;
        (8) specify a procedure to identify areas of
    
environmental justice concern in relation to CCR surface impoundments;
        (9) specify a method to prioritize CCR surface
    
impoundments required to close under RCRA if not otherwise specified by the United States Environmental Protection Agency, so that the CCR surface impoundments with the highest risk to public health and the environment, and areas of environmental justice concern are given first priority;
        (10) define when complete removal of CCR is achieved
    
and specify the standards for responsible removal of CCR from CCR surface impoundments, including, but not limited to, dust controls and the protection of adjacent surface water and groundwater; and
        (11) describe the process and standards for
    
identifying a specific alternative source of groundwater pollution when the owner or operator of the CCR surface impoundment believes that groundwater contamination on the site is not from the CCR surface impoundment.
    (h) Any owner of a CCR surface impoundment that generates CCR and sells or otherwise provides coal combustion byproducts pursuant to Section 3.135 shall, every 12 months, post on its publicly available website a report specifying the volume or weight of CCR, in cubic yards or tons, that it sold or provided during the past 12 months.
    (i) The owner of a CCR surface impoundment shall post all closure plans, permit applications, and supporting documentation, as well as any Agency approval of the plans or applications on its publicly available website.
    (j) The owner or operator of a CCR surface impoundment shall pay the following fees:
        (1) An initial fee to the Agency within 6 months
    
after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly of:
            $50,000 for each closed CCR surface impoundment;
        
and
            $75,000 for each CCR surface impoundment that
        
have not completed closure.
        (2) Annual fees to the Agency, beginning on July 1,
    
2020, of:
            $25,000 for each CCR surface impoundment that has
        
not completed closure; and
            $15,000 for each CCR surface impoundment that has
        
completed closure, but has not completed post-closure care.
    (k) All fees collected by the Agency under subsection (j) shall be deposited into the Environmental Protection Permit and Inspection Fund.
    (l) The Coal Combustion Residual Surface Impoundment Financial Assurance Fund is created as a special fund in the State treasury. Any moneys forfeited to the State of Illinois from any performance bond or other security required under this Section shall be placed in the Coal Combustion Residual Surface Impoundment Financial Assurance Fund and shall, upon approval by the Governor and the Director, be used by the Agency for the purposes for which such performance bond or other security was issued. The Coal Combustion Residual Surface Impoundment Financial Assurance Fund is not subject to the provisions of subsection (c) of Section 5 of the State Finance Act.
    (m) The provisions of this Section shall apply, without limitation, to all existing CCR surface impoundments and any CCR surface impoundments constructed after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 101st General Assembly, except to the extent prohibited by the Illinois or United States Constitutions.
(Source: P.A. 101-171, eff. 7-30-19.)
 
    (Text of Section from P.A. 101-457)
    Sec. 22.59. Regulation of bisphenol A in business transaction paper.
    (a) For purposes of this Section, "thermal paper" means paper with bisphenol A added to the coating.
    (b) Beginning January 1, 2020, no person shall manufacture, for sale in this State, thermal paper.
    (c) No person shall distribute or use any thermal paper for the making of business or banking records, including, but not limited to, records of receipts, credits, withdrawals, deposits, or credit or debit card transactions. This subsection shall not apply to thermal paper that was manufactured prior to January 1, 2020.
    (d) The prohibition in subsections (a) and (b) shall not apply to paper containing recycled material.
(Source: P.A. 101-457, eff. 8-23-19.)

415 ILCS 5/Tit. VI

 
    (415 ILCS 5/Tit. VI heading)
TITLE VI: NOISE