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SB1391 Engrossed                               LRB9112340ACtm

 1        AN ACT to amend the Environmental Protection Act.

 2        Be it enacted by the People of  the  State  of  Illinois,
 3    represented in the General Assembly:

 4        Section  5.   The Environmental Protection Act is amended
 5    by adding Section 10.1 as follows:

 6        (415 ILCS 5/10.1 new)
 7        Sec. 10.1.  Limestone  quarry  operation;  fugitive  dust
 8    control plan; rules.
 9        (a)  The  Agency  shall  publish  notice  of  and  hold a
10    hearing, pursuant to Section 252 of Title 35 of the  Illinois
11    Administrative  Code,  on  an  application for an initial air
12    pollution control operating permit for a crushed  and  broken
13    limestone quarry operation in the PM10 nonattainment area, as
14    defined  in  Section  212.324  of  Title  35  of the Illinois
15    Administrative Code, and when a permit holder is requesting a
16    major modification that will increase the total potential  of
17    such a quarry operation to emit fugitive emissions.
18        The  Agency  shall also provide public notice of and make
19    available for public comment at the hearing a  fugitive  dust
20    control plan required pursuant to Section 212.309 of Title 35
21    of  the Illinois Administrative Code for any source for which
22    a hearing is required under this Section.   The  Agency  must
23    approve  or  deny  the  fugitive  dust  control plan based on
24    criteria established by Board rule.
25        (b)  Within 180 days after the  effective  date  of  this
26    Section,  the  Agency shall review existing rules relating to
27    fugitive  dust  control  plans  for  a  crushed  and   broken
28    limestone  quarry  operation in a PM10 nonattainment area, as
29    defined in Section  212.324  of  Title  35  of  the  Illinois
30    Administrative Code and propose to the Board additional rules
31    specifying  in  detail  the required contents of those plans.
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 1    At a minimum, the rules shall (i)  require  that  a  fugitive
 2    dust control plan provide stringent safeguards to protect the
 3    life,  health, and safety of and minimize the nuisance to the
 4    the residents of  areas  surrounding  a  crushed  and  broken
 5    limestone quarry operation and (ii) include a procedure under
 6    which  the  permittee  is  required  to accept and respond to
 7    public  comment  and  address  public  concerns  relating  to
 8    fugitive dust control throughout the term of the permit.  The
 9    Board  shall  consider  and  adopt  the  proposed  rules   as
10    expeditiously as may be practical.

11        Section  99.  Effective date.  This Act takes effect upon
12    becoming law.

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