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

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.)